Look at papers, watch movies, Visit the country!!!
by Srujan Peter
(Prague, Bohemia, Czech Republic)
Look at papers, watch movies (if possible TV shows), Visit the country!!!
I'm currently learning Czech and have recently (about 3 months) moved to Prague, Czech Republic. Although learning czech is not my primary priority, moving to this country has been so rewarding as I've always wanted to learn a language by actually living in that country.
One of the best tips I recommend is link everything that you study to real life. For eg. if you've read something in the textbook today, try to put it into verbal use (even if there aren't any people around you speak the language, speak to yourself or post it on the internet etc.)
Listening to music, watching TV shows or movies concerning the language can be another valuable language learning resource. You might be a bit overwhelmed or rather intimidated in the beginning (due to unknown vocabulary) but believe me, you'll get accustomed to it one day.
And that one day you wake up, you'll be suprised that you're able to find out what's being said. Visiting the country (if you are financially stable of course!!) is one of the most valuable language learning resource as you're forced to put your skills to use (as some point or the other)......so never give up learning what you are because you don't know when it'll come to your advantage....