Today I want to talk about something that I find kind of interesting which is how people don’t seem to really question the so-called “traditional” language learning methods. A lot of people just go and take a course and many courses are going to be starting like a so-called basic level in the language in which you’re going to learn things like conjugations, vocabulary for going to the market or speaking at the airport or whatever and these traditional things.
I found it interesting that a lot of language learning simply just don’t question. People just don’t seem to question that a lot, they just follow those steps, they take these courses, but I think that something that is really important is just tackle language and tackle the learning process from different angles as well. I think that even if you’re at a basic level, you can benefit from trying to read inter-mediate content already especially content that you are familiar with in your language and that you enjoy, perhaps content about a hobby that you have and something that really interests you; perhaps like sports or whatever.
And I think you should try to challenge the status quo, the traditional language learning methods, whoever does that is going to succeed more in language learning and whoever does that is going to learn a language a lot faster in my opinion and especially if you can always be a step ahead. Just don’t get overwhelmed with the content that is higher than your current level, but if you just simply only focus on basic content if you are at the basic level and try and build a so-called foundations of language learning of language knowledge, then essentially you’re going to be restricted in your language learning.
I think people can really try to go beyond these traditional methods, tackle harder contents and focus on trying to say what they want to say and that’s it.