Do you believe that there are no rules when learning a Language?
I believe that there aren’t a specific set of things that a learner must do to achieve the goal of learning English, However there are a few advices that I could give to a learner to make his or her learning more delightful.
Stay busy learning something: No matter what you are doing , if you are studying grammar, reading comics ,watching movies or memorizing your favorite lyrics , you’ll see that doing any activity will pay off after a few weeks
Use your receptive skills: Do you want to learn something new ? Read a book, newspaper blog , listen to your favorite songs in English or watch your favorite movies, those hobbies will boost your vocabulary and improve your listening skills.
Use English as a mean of communication: people tend to see English as a subject and not as a mean of communication so try to interact with people on social networks , write a tweet here and there or post a status on your facebook timeline using the target language.
Embrace a little bit of culture here and there: You must have fun in the target language so music , movies ,shows, books must be part of your life . Don’t learn English only to teach it or use it at work . Link English to fun hobbies.
Start learning on your own before enrolling in a class: this advice might be a way to find out if you have the drive to learn a language, Some people who attend university courses feel the pressure of quizzes and exams so they loose motivation because learning a language under pressure isn’ t fun.
The situations all learners go through are different and there are many variables such as the country we live in , our age, our motivation, our personality and all of those factors can play in favor or against us.
There is no hard–and–fast rules you must follow but a lot of diversity in methods and approaches to learn a language. So What seems to work for you? What piece of advice can you give ?