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  • In this Sprouts video, we introduce seven ways to learn a new language.

  • Drown yourself to swimming.

  • Leave the comfort of your home, and go to the place where they speak nothing but the language that you want to learn.

  • Then live there for the next six to twelve months.

  • It might be painful and lonely at times, but you will surely learn how to speak the language and enjoy some memorable experiences.

  • Immersion.

  • Perhaps easier and also effective is immersion, or when you learn a new language through exposure and context.

  • So, for example, if you are learning Italian, do so in a pizzeria.

  • You can try to read the menu or maybe even go as far as order in Italian.

  • Antipasti, pizza tonno, or gelato anybody?

  • Mnemonics.

  • Mnemonics, is a method to learn new vocabulary by creating an association that makes it easy to remember.

  • For example, let's say you want to remember the French word "chou," which means "cabbage" in English.

  • "Chou" is pronounced like "shoe" in English, so you could imagine putting cabbages on your feet instead of shoes.

  • Then, when you need to remember "cabbage," your brain will think "cabbage; shoes; chou."

  • Scriptorium.

  • Scriptorium is an exercise in writing.

  • Students write the language while simultaneously speaking it out loud.

  • Before you write a sentence you should first read it out loud; second, say each word aloud again as you write it; and third, read the sentence aloud again after you have written it.

  • The purpose of this exercise is to force yourself to slow down and pay attention to detail, and then review unknown words and refresh your grammar.

  • Shadowing.

  • Shadowing is used to learn vocabulary.

  • You listen to new words through headphones and try to repeat, to "shadow," them out loud as quickly as you can.

  • Inventor Alexander Arguelles, who speaks 50 languages, suggests that you do it while walking swiftly to maximise alertness and blood flow!

  • Tech and apps.

  • If you want to learn a new language, but you don't have anybody who can help, check out what's available online.

  • DuoLingo, for example, teaches many languages entirely for free.

  • It's fun and effective as they make you practice reading, writing, listening and speaking.

  • Quizlet is great tool to study vocabulary.

  • It allows you to explore audio-supported flashcards, so you can learn new words and get the pronunciation right.

  • Get a study buddy.

  • If you are not into technology and would rather learn with others, do what popular YouTuber Timothy Doner, aka Polyglot Pal, recommends.

  • Connect with people from around the world to teach and learn from each other via Skype.

  • It's one of the things that worked for him, and he already speaks 20 languages and he's not even 18.

  • Thanks for watching.

  • Also check out other Sprouts learning techniques, as they can complement the methods explained in this video.

  • Please use the comments below to give us feedback or tell us which of the techniques is your favoriteif any!

In this Sprouts video, we introduce seven ways to learn a new language.

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7 Tips to Learn a New Language

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