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My Experience of Learning a New Language

New language, New Journey

By Lesley AmoakoPublished 3 months ago 3 min read
My Experience of Learning a New Language
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My Experience of Learning a New Language

I have always been fascinated by languages. I love how they can express different thoughts, emotions, and cultures. I also enjoy learning about the grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation of different languages. That is why I decided to learn a new language this year.

The language I chose to learn was Spanish. I have always liked the sound of Spanish, and I wanted to be able to communicate with more people around the world. I also thought that learning Spanish would be useful for my future career, as it is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.

I started my learning journey by enrolling in an online course. The course was designed for beginners, and it covered the basics of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and conversation. I liked the course because it was interactive and engaging. I could watch videos, listen to audio, read texts, and do exercises. I also had access to a tutor who could answer my questions and give me feedback.

The course was not enough, though. I wanted to practice my Spanish skills in real situations. That is why I joined a language exchange app. The app allowed me to find native Spanish speakers who wanted to learn English. We could chat, call, or video call each other, and help each other with our language learning. I made some new friends through the app, and I learned a lot from them.

I also tried to immerse myself in Spanish as much as possible. I watched Spanish movies and shows on Netflix, listened to Spanish music and podcasts, read Spanish books and articles, and followed Spanish accounts on social media. I learned new words and expressions every day, and I improved my listening and reading comprehension.

Learning a new language was not easy, though. I faced many challenges and difficulties along the way. Sometimes I felt frustrated when I could not understand something, or when I made mistakes. Sometimes I felt bored when I had to repeat the same exercises or topics. Sometimes I felt overwhelmed by the amount of information and resources available.

But I did not give up. I reminded myself of my goals and motivations. I celebrated my progress and achievements. I asked for help and support when I needed it. I also tried to have fun and enjoy the process. I learned to appreciate the beauty and diversity of Spanish and its speakers.

After a year of learning, I can say that I have achieved a basic level of Spanish. I can understand and communicate in simple situations. I can introduce myself, order food, ask for directions, make small talk, and express my opinions. I can also read and write short texts on familiar topics.

But I know that I still have a lot to learn. I want to improve my grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. I want to expand my knowledge and skills. I want to be able to understand and communicate in more complex and diverse situations. I want to be fluent in Spanish.

That is why I will continue learning Spanish. I will keep taking courses, practicing with native speakers, and immersing myself in Spanish. I will also try to visit a Spanish-speaking country someday, and experience the culture and lifestyle firsthand.

Learning a new language has been one of the best decisions of my life. It has opened my mind and my horizons. It has enriched my personal and professional development. It has also given me joy and satisfaction. I am proud of myself for taking on this challenge, and I am excited for what the future holds.

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  • Deni Sahaya3 months ago

    Well done! I tried learning Spanish years ago. I tried duolingo and basic gcse Spanish books. They did help.

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