Language learning is a journey.
It starts with learning your first word in a foreign language, but it never ends.
While learning a new language, you’ll often reach a certain level of proficiency, and then plateau.
Why does this happen? Well, it happens for a few reasons.
You may reach your intended goal of learning a language, so you’ll have no reason to continue learning further.
You might stop having motivation along the way, or you may even feel discouraged and settle for knowing basic conversation.
Whichever the reason may be, let us see how you can go beyond in your lingual expedition.
Travel to Where It’s Spoken
By far, taking a trip to the country where your chosen language is spoken makes for the best way to improve your linguistic skills in a new language.
Also, this doesn’t have to be costly as you can travel on a modest budget.
You can find cheap tickets, reasonably priced hostels, and maybe even find a part-time job to help you pay for your expenses.
Find a Love Connection
If you’d like to take your language learning to the next level, you should seriously consider dating a native or a fluent speaker of that language.
I’m not saying you should date a random person who speaks a foreign language.
For love to blossom, you need connection, chemistry, and physical attraction.
So if you’re single, why not look into going on a first date with a person who can help you practice and improve your language of choice?
Someone you like, maybe even love, would be the perfect language aid.
Read, Listen, and Watch More
When it comes to languages, an obvious method of improving is to increase your exposure to the lingo in all of its forms.
Read novels or articles that interest you in your target language, listen to radio shows, music or podcasts, and watch movies.
As you do so, you’ll discover new words, common phrases, and even valuable cultural information.
Becoming better at a new language opens a range of rewarding opportunities for you.
You can make money through translation or interpretation. You can even consider becoming a part-time tour guide.
Taking your language learning to the next level will also allow you to understand more about the language, the culture, and the history.
What about you? Ever reached a plateau while learning a foreign language? Tell us what you did about it in the comments below.
I am m a nomad with a knack for writing and languages. My story with languages started when I was a kid, fast forward 20 years from that time, now I speak two languages other than my mother tongue, and learning a third!
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