Here are three further helpful tips for learning any language, following on from previous post:

1. Be present 

When learning any language, it is helpful to not think too far ahead. When you focus on how many words there are yet to learn, it can be overwhelming and lead to less progress. On the other hand, remind yourself often how far you have come. Perhaps not long ago you would not have been able to recognise any words in your chosen language. Now they are imprinted clearly in your memory. Be present and set aside time each day to work on your language.

2. Become confident with speaking incorrectly! 

Build up a set of stock phrases

When people start learning a language, it is tempting to imagine that they will achieve fluency in a relatively short time. Language learning is a long-term commitment. It is good practice to acquire a set of phrases and key vocabulary to depend on. This can help you find the confidence to make that jump to engaging in conversation. Arabic Online is designed to enable you to learn and remember such key phrases. 

Let go of perfection

The next step is to let go of perfection and have fun with it. You can only get better by taking that leap. The worst thing that could happen is that you make a mistake and someone doesn’t understand. Even then, in most cases, people are happy to help find the right word or correct your pronunciation. 

3. Grow listening skills

Similarly, remember that you will not be able to understand everything that is said to you. Try to be comfortable with this lack of clarity. People who speak two or more languages are much more effective communicators in their native tongue. This is because they can listen and understand an unclear message. Through engaging in conversation, even if you understand only a little, you are developing this skill all the time. 


Stay present, make mistakes, speak to people

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