14.5.12

Read some cheap novel to build up vocabulary.

Tips, Tricks and Resources to Learn A Foreign Language Faster


As soon as you can, and that would be around the lower intermediate level, pick up some paperback in the foreign language you are learning. Some irrelevant love story, maybe a detective novel, anything simple that you can read and understand. What I mean is, if you are learning Spanish, don’t begin with Cervantes! That would be equivalent to a learner of English starting off with Shakespeare.

Read as much as you can, and only look up words in the dictionary if absolutely necessary. As long as you understand the context, plow through it. Meaning of new words will become clear over time as you see them in different contexts.  

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  1. That's very good advice! Another way would be to subscribe to a magazine of interest in the language you're learning.
    Louise Sorensen
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