Tips for Language Learning
Susan Ernenwein, M.S.Ed.
Anyone who has studied a foreign language knows how difficult it is to become really fluent. The way a language is spoken in a classroom is often different than the more informal style of speaking used in everyday life. There are many idioms and slang terms to become familiar with. Seeking opportunities to actively use language is very important to reach the goal of fluency. Here are some suggestions to help you practice your language skills.
Following these suggestions, you'll become an active user of your second (or third) language. Making consistent efforts to speak, listen and interact with others is the way to gain valuable practical knowledge and experience.
© 2002 Susan Ernenwein
Susan Ernenwein has a Master of Science degree in education and, with her partner, Alice Hoover, has been enthusiastically developing the web site CultureBridge.com as a way of sharing knowledge and information. Susan has a long-standing personal interest in international travel and language learning. In addition to extensive travel throughout Europe and Asia, she lived in Japan for over 3 years, where she taught ESL, reading comprehension and writing courses. With her family, she recently hosted a Japanese exchange student for one year, which she found a wonderfully enriching experience.