Hey guys! I am going to give you tips on how to learn a new language because I know it can be quite hard sometimes. I've been trying to learn Korean for a long time, and I am going to teach you guys some of the tips I use to keep me motivated and what helps me learn.

If you want to learn a new language, grammar is incredibly important. So are words, obviously, but a lot of people tend to ONLY focus on learning new words, but then when it comes to forming sentences they don't really know how to do it. You need to learn about the grammar as much as you need to learn words because then you will have what you need to form sentences. You need structure.

Think about learning a language as if you are a newborn baby. As a baby, you don't know any of your native language because you know, you're a baby. As you hear your parents or whomever speak, you can start to form words and understand a bit what is going on and what they are saying. You need to listen to the language you're trying to learn in order to learn it. Even if you don't understand a word they are saying, maybe eventually you will start to catch on and learn some things. Watch a show in that language without subtitles, and if you get an idea of what they're talking about, turn subtitles on and see if you were right.

Now you obviously wont be able to learn the entire language by just listening, you have to do some work too. I use flash cards a lot, those help me with memory. I try to write in my journal at least once a day in Korean, and that helps me a lot. I use an app called "Hello Talk" and I talk to native Koreans. They help me with my Korean, and I help them with their English. I talk to them in Korean and it helps because they correct me when I make mistakes and I also have become way better at forming sentences because I've made friends on that app who I talk to in Korean all the time.

Listen to the music, watch youtube vids, practice speaking. Practice all the time!! Put post it notes on furniture, like if it were a chair, write chair in the language you are learning on the post it note and put it on the chair. That way everytime you see that, you are reminded of what chair or whatever object you use means in the language you're learning. Change your phone language to that language! Change your lockscreen to a new word everyday (I know thats annoying but I'm pretty sure they have apps that automatically do it for you, so if you can find that, definitely use it) Seriously, theres so much you can do!

Try thinking in that language, that will help your words flow way better. When you're trying to remember words in your head, don't translate them from the language you're learning to English because that makes it difficult. Example: I'm learning Korean. Chair in Korean is 의자 (uija) When I think of 의자, I don't translate it in my head and think "의자, that means chair in English" it distracts you and your words won't flow very well if you're constantly needing to translate yourself. Think of a picture of a chair in your head. When its an emotion, think of the emotion, how it makes you feel, etc not the word in English. When we speak English, we think only of the emotions, pictures and objects. We don't need to translate it. Thats how it should be in the language we are learning too. Instead, when I think 의자, I will think of what a chair looks like rather than having to translate it. It's kind of complicated, but it helps. Obviously, we do need translation while we are learning and don't have any idea what the word means, but once we already know a word we don't need to remind ourselves what the word means in English. I don't know if what I said makes sense, but I hope it did.

I hope these tips have helped you in any way, I know learning a language can be really hard, but please, friends, stay motivated! Never give up! It takes a lot of time and energy but it's so worth it! I promise

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