It is a fact that kids learn a foreign language faster than adults. The reason for this is that the children’s brain is like a sponge and it record easily all the new words they hear. This is how they have learned their mother tongue as well. The brain of an adult is filled with info, and it is more difficult for one to learn a new language at an older age. As a matter of fact, scientists say that the human brain can easily acquire info up till the age of 21-25, after which it is more difficult to learn things. This is also the reason why the studies are better finished before the age of 30.
So, you will say that it is impossible to learn a language if you are an adult. Well, it is more difficult, but not impossible. There are several techniques that can help. For instance, the audio method of acquiring a language might work for you. This method exposes you to many chunks of real life conversation and you will be able to learn while listening. If you listen to these recordings many times, you will get used to the words and the pronunciation and you will find it easy to express yourself as well.
Another method is to take an online language course. This is a very advantageous method as you won’t have to leave the comfort of your home ion order to attend the courses. You will be able to receive courses and a virtual tutor will give you a periodical feedback. You will receive homework and you can work on pronunciation, writing, reading and speaking as well. This method might work for some people.
However, some people prefer to study on their own and establish their own tempo of learning things. The disadvantage for these learners is that they do not get feedback, which is quite important when learning a language.
So, don’t say no, when you need to learn a language. It is possible, and it can be fun. It’s not costly and it won’t even require attending boring courses, as you can do these online, when you want them and how you want them.
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