How to Learn a Foreign Language Without Leaving Your Bed

Learning a foreign language can be quite challenging and exciting at the same time. But what can be more exciting and fun? Laying in your bed all day doing absolutely nothing. It’s heaven!

The amount of enjoyment derived from a certain activity always has to be equal to or greater than the amount of enjoyment I get from never leaving my bed. If it does not, I will inevitably struggle to do that thing with the enthusiasm it deserves.

Let’s also add the fact that learning a foreign language will make you seem sophisticated and smart. You can also add that to your Tinder bio and get matches instantly. People like smart.

Now, let me tell you a few tips and tricks on how to learn a new language effectively and easily; from experience.

I’ve been learning Spanish for the past four months. Why Spanish you ask? Well, learning Spanish has always been on my bucket list and the grammar is somewhat similar to English which makes it easier.

Moving on, here are a few tips and tricks:

  • Watch Shows/Videos in your target foreign language

There are a plenty of videos online especially in YouTube that has films and clips of a certain language and sometimes, they also have subtitles to provide translations for people who don’t speak it (yet).

  • Duolingo

Duolingo is the world's most popular way to learn a language. It's 100% free, fun and science-based. 

It also offers a variety of languages that you can choose from plus, you can get help from the community when you’re having trouble with a certain part of the language such as grammar and slang. Duolingo can be downloaded on any smartphone and be used on any computer browser.

  • Listen to songs

Now this is another effective way to immerse oneself in the language. This is the fun part in language learning. You get to explore different genres in music and discover music artists. Who knows? One foreign song could be your life’s anthem?

  • Read

While I was (and still am) learning Spanish, I used to (and still do) read children’s books because they’re generally a lot easier to read and understand. The words are simple and the pictures that come with it are too cute to ignore! Eventually, you’ll want to up your reading skills and proceed to kids’ novels and the like.

  • Travel (Optional)

If budget permits, why not travel to the country where the language you’re learning is spoken? It would be really helpful and you can get to hear the locals speak real time and possibly pick up their accent along the way; plus, vacation anyone?

Hopefully, these tips and tricks would make language learning easier. Now, get some chips and climb on to your bed and get ready to learn a language!





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Local language buddies can

Local language buddies can also be helpfull. Especially in cities with many international students or expats there is always someone who wants to learn your language and in return he will teach you his language. Go out for a coffee together and switch language half way.

My experience with Spanish

My experience with Spanish speaking countries is also that people usually only speak Spanish. So go travel to or live in a Spanish speaking country for a couple of months, or longer, and you'll practically be forced to speak Spanish, for example in supermarkets and pubs.
By the way, living in an other country doesn't have to be expensive, for example (native) English speakers can find a job as a teacher very easily in most Southern American countries.

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