- Read ahead- Prepare for class by staying ahead of the lesson plan. Read and practice pronunciation for each corresponding lesson just before class.
- Find a study buddy- Form a study group or find a study partner to help you practice dialogue and to quiz each other.
- Figure out Your Motivation- Ask yourself why you want to learn a new language?Having a good motivation will help you to work hard.
- Learn One Concept At A Time- Make sure you learn each concept thoroughly before moving on to the next one.
- Supplement Your Textbook- If you had trouble with a concept go to the library and get a books, CD, or DVD to help with your studies.
- Expose yourself to the language as much as possible- Watch movies, read books go and visit places where there are native speakers.
- Look for opportunities to use what you've learned- If you out and you run into a native speaker start a conversation with them.
- Learn the correct pronunciation quickly-Make it a habit from early on to say it the right way so that you don't have to relearn words.
- Make your own flash cards- Write vocab,grammar rules and draw pictures instead of the English equivalent.
- Group like word together- Categorize vocabulary words and memorize a group a words from one category in the morning and practice it through the day.
- Learn the culture- Read up on the culture of native speakers homelands, follow news coverage, find and listen to music, get familiar with current fashions.
- Plan a trip to where your language is spoken- Use the language exclusively. Take dictionaries and phrase books to use when feel stuck.
- Speak to native speakers you know- Whether it's a neighbor or friend make a point to talk to them often.
- Have fun- Get creative when you study and find a way to make studying fun.
Posted by 3L on Thursday, June 11, 2009