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The best methods for learning a new language

You have decided to learn a new language - congratulations! It's an exciting journey that not only connects you to a new culture, but also strengthens your mental abilities and broadens your world view. But what's the best way to start? Here are some tried and tested methods to start your journey successfully.

  • Set clear goals: Before you get started, you should be clear about why you want to learn the new language and what you want to achieve with it. Do you want to be able to speak fluently in order to work or travel abroad? Or do you just want to learn the basics for everyday life? By setting yourself clear goals, you can better structure your learning process and stay motivated.

  • Use different resources: There are a variety of resources available today to help you learn languages, from textbooks and online courses to apps and language learning software. Experiment with different methods and find out what suits your learning style best. Some people learn better by reading and writing, while others prefer listening and speaking.

  • Don't worry about making mistakes: no one will be perfect from the start. Making mistakes is a natural part of the learning process and should not be discouraging. On the contrary, they are an opportunity to learn and grow. Be brave and dare to speak the new language, even if you haven't mastered everything perfectly yet.

  • Always repeat: Repetition is the key to success in language learning. Try to set aside time every day for your learning activities and regularly repeat what you have learnt. The more often you repeat a new vocabulary or grammar rule, the better you will remember it.

  • Learning in tandem: A particularly effective method for learning a new language is so-called "learning in tandem". You work with a language partner who is learning the language you speak and vice versa. This way, you can support and motivate each other and practise the language in an authentic environment.

Why is learning in tandem so effective? Well, for one thing, it allows you to use and practise the language in real-life situations, which makes learning much more practical and efficient. Secondly, it gives you the opportunity to receive direct feedback from a native speaker and continuously improve your skills.

In addition, learning in tandem promotes cultural exchange and helps you to develop a deeper understanding of the culture and way of life of the people whose language you are learning. It is a rewarding experience that not only improves your language skills but also strengthens your intercultural competence.

Overall, there are many different methods of learning a new language, but learning in tandem offers some unique advantages that make it a particularly effective option. So, what are you waiting for? Find a language partner and immerse yourself in the adventure of language learning!

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Last active 13.7.2024

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  • Italian

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  • German

Elisa

  • CH-3014
  • Female
  • 31
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Ciao a tutti! Ich möchte meine Konversation auf Deutsch verbessern. Ich suche jemanden in Bern, der/die bereit ist, mich persönlich zu treffen, aber auch online, wenn ich unterwegs bin. Ich biete Italienisch an.

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Reisen, Backen, Romane

Last active 13.7.2024

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  • Russian
  • English

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  • German

Anna

  • CH-8004
  • Female
  • 33
  • 💻 Online
  • ☕️ In-Person

I am Russian living in Zurich since 2018. Would like to improve my German (currently B1 level), can help with Russian :) Also, speak English fluently.

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Coffee, walks, city hopping, nature, music, art

Last active 13.7.2024

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  • German
  • Swiss German

Rokhan Ayaz

  • ☕️ In-Person

Hallo euch ich möchte deutsch lernen und wenn jemand von mir Paschtu sprache Lernen. Ich kann Ihnen helfen.

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Fitness und Cricket

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