Almost everyone in his life has interested how to learn foreign language. This issue is so popular that many psychologists and scientists prepared a lot of useful methods of learning languages. And I will provide you with two the most effective of them.
The main idea
Basic vocabulary needed to understand foreign speech. There are timeless topics like “Greeting”, “Traveling”, “Food”, they need to be known by everyone.
Words which you need. You are going to work in a large company? You should learn Business English then. You work as a programmer? Learn computer terms. Do you like to cinematograph? Learn English to feel free communicating on this topic and so on.
If you have read a book or watch a movie in English, it is worth taking the vocabulary from there. The main thing is to watch and read modern masterpieces, it makes no sense to study archaisms. Consult with an experienced English teacher, he/she will tell you what you should learn. Teachers know exactly what vocabulary you need, and to what topics you should allocate less time. Do not waste your time learning a specific vocabulary, if you do not intend to change the scope of activities. For example, if you work at a large software company it is not necessary to learn medical or legal terms.
You can make small cards made of carton with words written on them. It’s rather effective way of learning new vocabulary. It is convenient and available everywhere. This is no matter where you are, you can always take these cards with you and learn words. Inside the bus, on work during break, while going to shop, etc. The main principle is on one side of the card you write the word in English, on another – in German, French or Spanish and so on. Then check your knowledge: translate words from your mother tongue into English and back.
Draw a mind map (Mind Mapping)
You can easily learn English words on one subject, if you draw a mind map. Such a scheme clearly indicates to which topic certain words are related. And while you are drawing it, vocabulary is laid in your memory.
About the author: Rudolf Reshelf is a freelance writer/translator of articles and books. He likes reading newspapers, watching films about cars and robotics. Rudolf is also interested in space exploration.