August 20, 2008
Author: Professor Scott
It can be extremely difficult to teach an adult a new language and even harder for an adult to learn one. I have been teaching Spanish for almost 13 years now and have been struggling to teach people how to remember what I have taught them after they leave my class room. The hard part is not getting them to speak it or even to past the exams. The hardest part is remembering what they have learned.
The best way for an adult to learn a new language is by going back to the beginning. All the way back. You most learn as if you were an infant you have to be taught as a baby. In speaking a new language you are in a sense a baby trying to learn how to talk. Learning a language this way neurologically imprints what you are learning into your brain, the brain needs to think of it as second nature just as if it were your first language.
It's not necessarily that children learn better then adults it is the tools that are used to teach them. I have recently teamed up with Consumer-Reporter to find the perfect balance of teaching and learning spanish.
The Best Ways To Learn A New language
We found the three most effective ways of learning a new language are; visual aid, using objects and pictures to help you remember. Verbal, listening to how words and sentences are pronounced and also speaking words and sentences repeatedly is very important. The 3rd is through reading and writing, reading and writing helps you subconsciously remember words.
Below are the 2 of our top picks. Our number one pick is the only guide we found that posseses the 3 very important guide lines we set.