Learning a new language is a bold life choice. It expands a personal awareness of the world.
And it can be an incredibly frustrating experience.
Your brain is used to speaking and understanding your first language. You intuitively make it “your” language. If you hear another language being spoken, you tune it out because you’re focused on your language.
That is why it is important to train your ear during language learning. You are discovering how to “tune in” to the new language.
Different Sounds and Rhythms Create Different Experiences
Languages offer a unique rhythm. Different words create new sounds. As you become familiar with the new sounds and rhythms, it becomes easier to understand the new language.
It can be difficult to fully immerse oneself into a new language. You may not know many of the words your first hear. Even with word memorization and phrase practicing, you may not feel confident when listening to the new language.
That is why it is important to do your best to mimic what you see and hear from those who already speak the new language. The non-verbal cues offered will help you to learn the verbal components of the new language.
Playing games, reading, and other fun activities are also good ways to immerse yourself into a new language.
Be bold. Keep up with the learning process. You can learn a new language faster than you may realize.