Strong desire to learn one more language
October 2, 2009 8:19pm CST
hi mylot friends, since long time,i have a strong desire of learning one more language,at present i know only three languages that is Telugu(my mother tongue),Hindi (my national language)and English (The international language),i have tried to learn so many languages like Tamil,Malayalam,French,Spanish and Arabic,but none of my efforts to earn above language are not worked out why?
4 Oct 09
Hi clorissa, I agree with that. But there is one more thing. Most people get to learn these languages thru some courses where they have their own age group and possibly college mates. So they can practice conversing in the language and thereby perfecting them. Once we are grown ups, the worksphere doesnt have similar environment, therefore, after a sincere effort for a few months, we tend to abandon it. I have a similar penchant as Yugasini for German and French. I tried German as well. I couldnt. I am seriously contemplating joining Alliance Francaise in India. I just want company. :) My neighbor, who is a software engineer expressed her desire to learn the language, but at that time she was unemployed. Within a couple of days of our discussion, she got a job, and so I'd to shelve the idea. :(
30 Oct 09
If you take the foreign language as a knowledge to study, you'll get bored soon and hard to move your study on. If you really understand what's definition of language, you'll get to know how to master a new language. Any interest in Chinese? If yese, I'm glad to be your teacher, I'm Chinese.
• Anantapur, India
31 Oct 09
hi gary joule, thanks for the response,and invitation to teach me Chinese language,really i am very very happy that you come forward to teach me the language,first let me know all about your language its pros and cons,easy learning and every thing,you know that i am having strong desire of learning foreign language,now this desire may fulfill,have a nice day
5 Oct 09
Why? What are the "efforts" you have been doing that made you say "it's not working out"? We have the tendency to think that we did our best, but in reality we did not. Besides, learning a language is not as easy as ABC. I think you should focus with one language at a time. Learning should be fun and not troublesome. Work hard. Don't give up.
• United States
3 Oct 09
It sounds like you've been immersed in the other languages you know, so it was probably a lot easier to learn those languages. It's really difficult to learn a language when you aren't exposed to it frequently. It takes practice and dedication. I'm learning Russian right now. A trick I learned to make it easier to learn new words is to associate them with an image that sounds like the word, so it acts as a cue for the word. The example I was given was the Russian word for waiter is afeetseant, which kind of sounds like efficient, so think of an efficient waiter. Or the word for water is vada, which kind of sounds like vida, the Spanish word for life, and water is life-giving, so I think of that whenever I have to recall the word for water. I didn't think it would work for very long when I first heard it, but it's what I still do after about a year of studying and it makes remembering words really easy. Just go with what first comes into your mind when you hear the word. Another trick I learned is to review the new words I learned that day right before I go to sleep. When I wake up the words I was having trouble with are easier to recall. Above all, practice. The more you encounter words the quicker you will recall them. Learning a new language takes time and a lot of practice. Be patient and don't give up.
3 Oct 09
Hi friend, You have been trying to learn several language. As to me, i have only learned two languages, Chinese ( my mother tongue) and english. I have learn english since i was a child, but i am not good at it, especially in verbal and written english. It is fortunate that i am still learning english. I sincerely believe that i can make my english more better in a long time hard studying. Go back to your question. I want to give my personal viewpoint, but have no useful suggestions on it. Happy mylotting!