There are four main ways to learn a language.

  1. Listening
  2. Speaking
  3. Reading
  4. Writing

In order to learn any language one should initially practice more on listening. One can easily learn the language by listening to it.

Listening acquaints one with the words, phrases, pronunciation and meaning.

No one can teach you language if you are not ready to practice listening consistently for a longer time. For listening you can take help of TV programmes, computer, internet, radio etc. You can also try out a loud reading as it gives you an opportunity to listen too!

You get 100% result if you practice in above mentioned order.

Sending the child to coaching class in order to teach him language amounts nothing more than a mere self-consoling.

You must dive into the water, if you want to swim. Things cannot be learnt merely by reading texts. You learn cycling only by riding on it with a readiness to fall down.

Similarly, you can learn a language quickly only by consistent practice of listening and speaking.

In schools, they teach writing first and then reading, leaving out the listening and speaking. As a result, children learn to read and write the language but can’t speak.

People, who shift from one state or country to other, are seen learning language merely by listening.

There is a nice song in Hindi movie ‘Khuddar’ sung by famous singer Kishor Kumar, which has some lyrics composed in many different languages. It goes, Angreji me kehte hai ki…

I love you (English)

Tane prem karu chhu (Gujarati)

Ami tumalo bhalo bhashi (Bangali)

Tere bin mar jana (Panjabi)

At the time of it’s release , this song was on lips of everyone. There is no better way than listening to learn a language and this song is the best example of it.

– Jaydev Sonagara (Excerpt from his book “Parvarish – Making Children Successful”)


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