Need a few language learning tips? Do you constantly find yourself saying “I have been learning German (or any other language) for years, but feel still stuck when I have to speak in a real situation.”? We hear this almost every day at the DAS Akademie language school in Berlin.
Language Learning Tips
The old school method is what makes speaking very hard. It is hard, mainly because the beginner and basic level language courses are usually spent reading, writing and listening, instead of speaking. This means that your understanding is great, but you still struggle or simply lack the confidence to effectively communicate with others in a foreign language.
This is why our language school in Mitte differs from the rest, we make students speak for 70% of the time in an intensive course. After seeing the progress of our students, even within a week of learning, we can say for sure that this is the best way to go.
You can also contribute to your success in improving your English, German or Spanish by using our language learning tips:
Take little steps, but do it often
Set 2 or 3 realistic goals per day for your German, English, Spanish or Turkish learning. For example, saying “einen Kaffee, bitte” oder “Danke, stimmt so” will help you use your newly-acquired language more than studying for 2 hours in the old-fashioend way would.
Use your time gaps for quick language moments
Waiting for the U-Bahn or Tram, or waiting in a queue in a Café? Listen to people around you or catch a simple word phrase, write it down and use it yourself.
Keep it relevant
You will start speaking German, English, Spanish or Turkish only when it is relevant. It is the first step to get you talking, even if all you are able to say is “Danke” or ” Ich hätte gern ..”
DAS secret language learning tips
We and the science know: the more you speak, the quicker you learn. That’s why in our German courses in Berlin (or any of our other language courses), we focus on real, relevant conversations. Mistakes are great – just like in the case of German, Berliners will appreciate your effort and if you ask for it, they will correct you.
Do not stick to your book
Videos, apps, dictionaries, downloads – this is all OK, but they do not make you speak the language you learn. You need to get out there and speak the language with new friends… Where? Well, what better place to make friends than a highly-rated language school in the middle of the most multicultural city in Germany? The best thing is, of course, is when you have great teachers who make you speak, just like we do at DAS Akademie!