Language learning Tips and Advice

Consistency: The best way to learn a language

What’s the best way to learn a language? In today’s fast-paced world, juggling responsibilities while trying to learn a new language can seem like a challenge. Between work commitments and family obligations, it can be an impossible task to find the time and energy for language learning. This is why we want you to know about these three tricks to achieve consistency in language learning, even with a busy lifestyle.

We’ll explore three strategies that can help busy adults stay consistent in their language-learning journey whether they learn a language for travel or for business: regular classes, note-taking during lessons, and homework practice.consistency for language learning

1. Regular Classes: Building a Foundation

Consistency begins with establishing a routine, and regular language classes provide the structure needed to stay on track. Whether it’s attending weekly sessions at The Marlow Language Centre or participating in remote online language classes via Zoom with one of our native teachers, committing to consistent learning sessions sets the foundation for progress.

By scheduling classes at a set time each week, students can integrate language learning into their busy schedules so they won’t forget about their language learning goals. Also, the accountability provided by attending classes helps maintain motivation and keeps learners focused on their objectives. Consistency in attending classes not only ensures regular exposure to the language but also facilitates interaction with the native speaker, their teacher (and fellow learners in group classes).

2. Taking Notes: Active Engagement in Learning

Taking notes during language classes is a powerful tool for reinforcing learning and promoting active engagement. As busy adults, time is often limited, making it essential to maximise the effectiveness of every learning opportunity.

During classes, jotting down key vocabulary, grammar rules, and phrases – anything the teacher writes on the whiteboard – not only helps in retention but also becomes a personalised learning resource, which helps to reinforce understanding. Additionally, note-taking encourages learners to stay present and actively participate in class.

Read here: How to take notes.

3. Doing Homework: Practice makes perfect

Homework assignments may seem daunting, as adult learners often associate this with negative memories from school. But they are an integral part of language learning. Homework provides an opportunity to apply what has been learned in class without the teacher’s help. 

To stay consistent with homework practice, learners should set aside dedicated time each week to complete assignments. Breaking tasks into manageable chunks and establishing a routine helps prevent procrastination and ensures steady progress. 

Conclusion: Embracing Consistency for Progress

Consistency is the key to success in language learning, especially for busy adults with hectic schedules. By prioritising these three strategies, students can overcome the challenges of balancing language learning with other responsibilities.

Remember, consistency doesn’t mean perfection – it’s about making steady progress and staying committed to your language learning goals. With the right strategies in place, mastering a new language is manageable, no matter how busy life may be. Contact us to book your set time for your language classes so that you can achieve your language learning goals consistently.