Philosophies

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Why do I need to learn a second language?

You don't have to learn a new language. It's just better to. Today, millions of people are benefitting from speaking another language, whether for their work, study or personal life. Learning a new language will not only exercise your brain but also provide you a whole different perspective on the world. By learning that language, you're expanding your senses in that you will hear broader, see farther, and understand deeper. 

There are some hidden and unseen benefits to acquiring a new language. First, you will have a better understanding of your own languages. Second, the more languages you know, the easier it is for you to learn another language. Third, it will help you to study computer programming language. Last but not least, you will tremendously expand your possibilities for the future.

How to be a successful language learner?

This question has been asked, discussed and answered by countless scholars, language learners and teachers. However, no single agreement has been achieved. Here, we just want to tackle this question from a very narrow scope, and we will be focusing on the adult learning experience. 

Motivation is important

To learn a new language is actually not scary, and it can be so much fun. Most people started learning a new language because their parents or schools forced them to do so, which is the unhealthiest way to start. So, first, you need to have motivation(s). If you don't have a motivation, you need to be motivated. If you already have your motivation, good; you can skip this part. If you don't, try to find anything that you might be interested in. For instance, the food, history, people, music or architecture of the target language's culture. Anything. If there's really no motivation, you might need to think about your decision to learn that language. We're not trying to discourage you, but there's no need to study something you're not into. Alternatively, you can find another language to study, or you can take a break and think it over what decision you're going to make.

Be a consistent learner

One single 45-minute Chinese lesson per week will not make you speak fluent Chinese. You must know that learning a new language requires time. And, it has to be intense and consistent. People keep talking about the importance of immersion in a target language's environment. The concept behind this is quite easy, but what is missed by many people is that immersing yourself in a new language's environment is no different than being consistent in learning that language.