Inlingua rebuts top 5 excuses we make for failing to learn a new language
Making excuses to cover shortcomings is a part of human nature. Linguistic experts at Inlingua Delhi demolish 5 myths that we blame for not succeeding in learning a new foreign language. Have a look:
1. Would a new language really benefit me at this age?
Age never bars you from learning; it only improves your understanding. Surveys show that adults are better language learners than children. An adult is a vastly superior language learner than a 6 year-old child. According to experts at Inlingua, a good learning strategy, positive attitude and passion can put you very far ahead of those younger than you.
2. I don’t have any time to learn a new language
Another common misassumption is that you can only succeed in language learning if you do it full time. Being successful in language learning isn’t about having months or years of free time, but putting in the effort to make time. All one needs is to organize the time he/she has control over much better, and remove things that suck time out of the day, like television.
3. The language is too hard
The truth is that there is nothing particularly special about the language you are taking on. Learning a language requires hard work. “Where one language has hard grammar, the other may have incredibly confusing vocabulary or sounds. Nobody wins in this comparison game. Be passionate about the language you want to learn,” said a linguistic expert at Inlingua.
4. My poor fluency is going to leave me embarrassed
Having standards set too high isn’t going to take you places. Focus on getting up a tiny notch – keep your eye on the steps, not on how high the mountain is! Appreciate the early stages in language learning. Practicing a few phrases at a time is an essential part of the process to eventually get fluent.
5. No one around me is going to support my language learning endeavors
Sit down with family members and friends you see often, and tell them passionately about why you are doing this, and that you genuinely need their support. “When they understand your passion, they’ll be supportive as well,” said an expert from Inlingua.
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