It is now time to apply the effective language learning strategies using your motivation and knowledge gained throughout the benefits section.
Now it‘s all about action.
We will apply Vilfredo’s Pareto principle to get the most out of language learning.
Remember, 80% of outputs result from only 20% of inputs. This principle forms the basis for all our language learning strategies.
We have sub-divided the learning process into 5 simple but highly effective steps in order for you to learn languages as quickly as possible.
In the end we should not be spending all our time in figuring out all the tools and resources there are around. What is most important is to get started and take action. You will learn as you go.
The quickest way to learn anything is by experimenting and experiencing yourself.
Below you can find the 5 main language learning strategies that give you the main 20% of inputs you need to get the 80% of outputs you want.
When you learn foreign languages, only focus on one step at a time. This is very important especially during the early stages of the language learning process. See below for more information.
1. Only Focus on Listening Using This 80/20 Listening Strategy
In order for you to get a first glimpse of the language, it is important to listen to native speakers of the language before moving on to the next step. When we say listen, we only mean listen. Remember, when strengthening your foundations in any particular area, you will be surprised with the results later on. Just think of a baby, he is only able to learn languages through listening.
2. Only Focus on Practicing Pronunciation Using This 80/20 Pronunciation Strategy
After listening and getting used to the language, you will notice that it’s now much easier to start producing the sounds used within the language. This is because your ears and your brain have already been familiarized with the sounds present in the language. After solely practicing pronunciation for a whole month, you will really notice how easy it will be to pick up on some new words later on.
3. Learn The Alphabet or Script Using This 80/20 Reading & Writing Strategy
If you are planning to study the reading and writing aspects of a language, now is the time to do so. It is important to get the sounds right, then associated them with the alphabet or script during the early stages of your language learning process. There are different ways in how to approach the learning of scripts and alphabets using effective language learning strategies.
4. Use Language Learning Software.
After establishing a strong base of a language during the first 2 months, it is now time to speak it. We want to show you some valuable tools that guide you as quickly as possible towards your goal.
5. Start Utilizing The Following Language Learning Methods.
Every person has their own unique way to learn foreign languages. You will soon find out what language learning methods fit you best. However, we will already provide you with a few that might come in handy. Try them out and let us know what you think.
Click here to find out more about methods on how to learn a language.