Let’s be honest. There are many things we have picked and dropped over the years, one of which includes languages. No one loves spending time re-learning a language they learned halfway in the past.
Taking short or long breaks from learning a language is ok to avoid burnout because life can get overwhelming. It is also realistic to note that no matter how long you have spent learning, getting back into the groove can be rough and frustrating.
Occasionally, this lack of progress can discourage anyone who loves languages and studies from re-exploring the language. To make the reintroduction easier, here are a few tips that might help.
Skipping steps does not help. Returning to review and revise what you’ve learned helps to refresh and strengthen your memory. It will also help to close the gap that appeared since the break started. Reviewing is also a thing that should be done often and not just after a long or short break.
Enroll in Lessons.
This one is a vital point. Though it might cost money, studying with a certified teacher is advantageous. Anything worth doing is worth doing well, and to improve your skills, you should go the extra mile and spend the amount needed.
Get a conversation partner or join a group
Connecting with native speakers of your language of interest is the best way to go. Otherwise, finding other enthusiasts learning the same language would suffice. Conversing with native speakers will help adjust your ears to nuances you might not find in the classroom, including the different dialects.
Doing this will also help your comprehension skills in real-time.
Sounds easy? Well, it’s one of the hardest things to do. To return to the previous level you were at and surpass, creating ample time to study is incredibly important.
Take your time and do not rush it, but going steadily and frequently will go a long way.
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