Foreign languages are a compulsory discipline of the school curriculum in Russia. Children have been learning languages for years, but often “at the exit” they can neither speak freely, nor even understand someone else’s speech. There are many reasons why this happens. One of them is the language barrier. We explain where it comes from and what to do with it.
The problem is easier to prevent than to solve. The main thing is to take all the steps in sequence. Often difficulties during study arise due to the fact that a person himself does not understand why he is doing this. First of all, you yourself need to come to the need to learn a language. Otherwise, it will be difficult to achieve any result.
First, realize whether you want to learn a language, or someone told you to do it.
The sure way not to run into the language barrier is to choose the language yourself. In adolescence or adulthood, a person can consciously make this decision based on his own interests and priorities. If you want to drive from Canada to Mexico by car, then you can not do without English. If you are not indifferent to fashion, then French or Italian will be your trump card.
In the end, if you like anime cartoons, then Japanese will be up to you. Do not grasp what you are not interested in.
You will plunge into the atmosphere, study the locals and, as a result, start talking faster. You can choose a course for two weeks to understand the basics of grammar and basic phrases, or you can go for a couple of months to return home with level A2-B1. Often people think this is too expensive a way. But in fact, in Europe there are language schools that offer minimal programs (from 20 lessons) with accommodation and a visa at a price of 300 euros.
There is no magic recipe that would surely be helped to avoid the language barrier, but there are professional teachers who listen to the wishes and needs of students. Therefore, immediately set a clear task for the tutor - in three months I want to freely maintain everyday conversation. Just do not forget about it yourself.
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Let's imagine that nominally you are already reached a confident level of language proficiency, learned grammar, but something still interferes with speaking.
It’s hard for you to introduce yourself and say a few on-duty phrases, and from thoughts about a dialogue with a native speaker, your hair stands on end. The diagnosis is obvious - this is a language barrier.
Therefore, do not be afraid of the text if you hear a few unfamiliar words. The main thing is that you understand the general idea. To stop being afraid, practice reading and listening freely outside your language class — that is, when you perceive the text, completely setting aside the vocabulary. Ideally, new words should occur every five lines of text or every ten seconds of a video.
Instead of 128ay raise, it would be better to write I would 116ke to set a short meeting and discuss a 131ay raise with you. Reproducing a finished phrase in a conversation will be easier. Learn new tokens by speaking them out loud (this will help in strengthening neural connections).
Choose the most specific and sensitive topics: instead of “favorite dish” - “vegetarianism and its supporters”. Read and comment on articles, videos, comics. The Internet allows you to do this anonymously and not be afraid of mistakes.
Meet live: expat communities usually like to gather in certain bars and cafes.
Learn to communicate confidently with anyone in your native language and speak to listeners. If a lively conversation is stressful, you can hardly learn to speak.
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