Why Do We Study Foreign Language not Like Our Native Language … and Cannot Learn?
A famous psycholinguist and polyglot Vitaliy Zubkov has been teaching thousands of people to speak 5 foreign languages for 20 years. Among his students were people who sincerely believed that they had no talent to study at least one language. Vitaly developed the program Lingva.Skills, which became the most massive educational project of Ukraine and today shares language secrets with you.
Do you remember how you started talking in your native language? And your children?
And how do all other people in the world learn their native language?
In the same way: at first you listened carefully and tried to understand what your mother, father and other people who surrounded you told you.
Then you began to say a little: at first with errors, but with each passing time everything became better and better…
And only later learned the alphabet and all the grammar.
Sometimes, however, parents force the child to learn the alphabet from the diapers, but it isexclusively fun for the parents themselves)) and has nothing to do with language learning.
So why while studying English, for example, are we trying in torments remember a bunch of rules and words?
And then annoyedly admit that they are unable, after years of unsuccessful attempts, study this language.
Although during this time we got higher education, became successful and self-sufficient people.
The main point is to use the right method!
At the moment, 1 billion people in the world are learning foreign languages, using modern methods, various teachers, a lot of beautiful glossy textbooks, and paying about 98 billion dollars annually for all this …
In the end, most of them decide that they do not have the talent to learn foreign languages, because it’s just impossible to keep in mind a huge number of words at the same time and speak them according to numerous rules, with even more exceptions to these rules.
At the same time, these same people speak easily and beautifully their native language, which is often much harder than the one they are trying to learn. Paradox?
UkrEnglish and RuEnglish VS English
In order to get out of this difficult situation, people very often in the process of communication, think in their native language and literally translate their thoughts into a foreign language.
Literal translation from the native language does not do any good –it looks like a well-known Russian official, with his already famous speech to the whole world: Let me speak from my heart))
What is the solution: a pill or a vitamin?
These two concepts came from the scope of startups: pills are called products, which relieve “pain”, offering a quick decision, and vitamins, respectively, those products that offer more effective solutions.
There is a huge amount of courses and programs that go through many years trying to give people a pill, promising to quickly learn foreign language: 1,000 words, all grammar, and even hardly applying effort …
In the end, more and more people are disappointed with such offers and try to learn without seeing how the result can be achieved.
“Vitamins” create your dreams and embody them, and if one of them, for example – it’s finally speaking fluently in English – you must start thinking in it.
The main secret is precisely this: do not waste your time on learning words and grammar – learn to think in the language you want to master.
It will take quite a bit of time and everywhere foreign languages will be mastered precisely by this method. Indeed, language is a means for expressing our thoughts, therefore earlier the language was called “hand of the soul”. Is it possible to learn the soul?