If you want to find the fastest way to learn a new language, then it makes sense to try a few different approaches to see which way works for you best. After all, you’re not going to want to spend too much time with a method that is just going to stall you more down the road. Here are a few examples of fast ways to learn new languages.
Some people say that the fastest way to learn a new language is just to go to the country where the language is being spoken. That way, you’ll be first to speak the language every day. You’ll be hearing it throughout the day and the language will be everywhere you go.
After a while, you will inevitably pick it up. This will also help you to avoid bad habits sine they will be automatically corrected by native speakers who have trouble understanding you or constantly ask you to repeat what you mean.
Even if you can’t just go straight to the country for whatever reason, you should try to have a conversation partner at least. Ideally, this would be a native speaker. Just learning a language academically is rarely going to be enough when it comes to picking up the language very quickly.
Constantly practicing it and having someone guide you through in a spoken way is going to be what makes the difference. Plus, the native speaker can help you with how the language tends to be used in practice. Just because some words are technically correct, doesn’t mean that these words are ever actually spoken in a modern context.
Academic textbooks also rarely have a lot of information on modern idioms.
Another great way to learn a language very quickly is to play a tape in your car as you move from point A to point B. You can talk along with the tape for practice in both recognizing the way the words sound, and in repeating the sounds yourself. This essentially allows you to have a type of immersion even if you don’t have anyone else to practice with and no chance to get straight to the company right away.
After all, you aren’t always going to have the possibility to go to a country right away for immersion, or a willing conversation partner. But, it’s likely that you will always have the option to play a tape, CD, or MP3 in your car while you drive around, or in some other device while you are waiting at the doctor’s office or in another context.