How To Learn A New Language: 7 Secrets To Quickly Master A Foreign Language

They say that children learn languages the best. But that doesn’t mean that we Career Girls should give up. At the moment, I’m trying to get more fluent in Spanish and to become a decent French speaker.

Because in the world of fashion it’s useful to speak more languages. Today I’m sharing my tips to learn a new language fast:


#1 – Start with 50 words
Pick up 50 words of a language and start using them on people — and then slowly start picking up grammar.

#2 – Learn the filler words
These are the words and phrases people say all the time between sentences but have no real meaning; allowing you to buy time in a conversation and increase your confidence.

#3- Make it a daily habit
The more you invite a foreign language into your daily life, the more your brain will consider it something useful and worth caring about. Use every opportunity to get exposed to the new language.

If you want to learn a new language quickly in a few weeks or months, you’re going to have to commit to studying the language for a couple of hours per day.  It’s based on repetition.There are no short cuts when it comes to language learning, you just need to commit.

#4 – Write out the grammar
Writing things out by hand is the best way to memorize things.

#5 – Use technology
Seek out more structured learning opportunities online.

 Anki is a very popular software program and smartphone app that helps you to effectively memorize words and phrases using flashcards. You can upload your own deck of cards with the specific vocabulary you wish to learn, or you can download one of the many pre-existing shared decks to get started.

Duolingo is a free language learning tool available online and on Android and iOS. Rather than focusing on memorization, it gets users to read and speak their new language by seeing, hearing and translating it. Users gain points as they complete lessons, giving Duolingo a fun, game-like feel.

– Memrise is another flashcard-style program that allows users to memorise words and phrases using memory tricks, images and other useful tools. Memrise allows users to compete against other users as you complete language-learning activities, making it a fun, non-formal way to learn.

– Babbel(this is what I’m using at the moment) is a fun, interactive language learning tool, available online and on mobile apps. It can help users to improve their vocabulary, grammar skills and pronunciation. It can also identify your problem areas and offer targeted exercises based on your individual needs.

#6-  Do not worry about making mistakes
One of the most common barriers to speaking in a new language is the fear of making mistakes. When you’re learning a new language you can’t be afraid to make mistakes, otherwise you won’t get very far.

You are not aiming for perfection here, you are aiming for progress. Making mistakes (and learning from them) will help you to progress.

#7-  Listen and read daily
Start reading funny books in that language, preferably with jokes and pictures. Like magazines, joke-books or something that you find particularly interesting. This’ll motivate you to keep reading/searching untill you understand what’s written, especially with the jokes.

You could also read childrensbooks, since you usually know the story already and the words are easy to learn. Watch television or YouTube to listen to the language

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  • Lauren

    I’ve been attempting to learn Italian for ages, and I’m hoping to go an do a language course this year in Italy to soak up the culture more! But first, got to whip out those CDs!

    Lauren x
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  • Beckie

    This is a fab post and very interesting! I’m learning mandarin at the moment as my cousin lives in Shanghai with his Chinese wife and their baby. I’m keen to be able to speak a little (despite his wife speaks fluent English) for when I visit!

    Beckie x

  • Sophie Cliff

    I am obsessed with Duolingo – it’s so fun!

  • Joanna

    I’m Polish and I’ve been learning English since I’m 6 (I turn 22 later this year, so it’s quite a long time) and now I’m also studying English. Also I’m learning German and Italian but it’s pretty hard for me to master German or Italian at the same level as English, but I’m trying to do my best. You tips are very helpful and I’m going to use them. Thanks! :)

  • Annabel

    I so wish I was better with languages, and speaking French/Spanish would be the dream. Great post!

    Annabel ♥
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  • Charlotte Sophia Roberts

    Great post! X
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  • courtneyglitter

    Thanks for the tips! I’m doing French GCSE at the moment and I’m really struggling… This will help a lot! :)

  • courtneyglitter

    Thanks for the tips! I’m doing French GCSE at the moment and I’m really struggling… This will help a lot! :)

  • Aura

    I have been living in The Netherlands for 5 years but I am ashamed to say that I don’t know how to speak Dutch yet. I am so glad to run into your post! I am going to download these apps tonight and immediately give them a try :)

    • Celina

      Hallo! I can imagine, Dutch is not the easiest language to learn. But as a Native Dutch speaker I can say, practice makes perfect :)

  • Kelly

    Listening and reading are such great tips!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Carolyn Selheim-Miller

    This is a great post! I need to tighten up my Spanish (it’s gotten very rust) and am thinking about taking on French in preparation for a trip…I love the idea of using apps on your phone since I always have it in my hand anyway!

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  • Candice

    I am definitely keeping these in mind!

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  • Rebecca Ellis

    I have an app on my phone for German, it’s something I have always wanted to try and I love sitting down when I have finished for the day so I can go through things like hello, how are you etc :) Great post! x

  • Nancy

    I’m currently using Duolingo and I love it. I might give Babbel a try as well and see if it can help me in my problem areas. I’m trying to learn German.

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    Been struggling with German for ages and now I will try to apply this suggestions I hope it will work. Really useful post. :)

  • Sara Dâmaso

    Hey! Great post!
    I’m currently learning french and my best tip is to watch french movies with french subtitles, it really helps and you get to see wonderful movies. xx

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