There are many Polyglots (people who speak many languages) on Youtube and they all are very impressive.
Each share their own methods and experiences in how they go about learning a languages, and if you are wanting to learn a language then it would be wise to follow their advice.
Because of this I am conducting a language learning mission by learning Chinese by using a method that one Polyglot spells out on one of his Youtube videos.
I have actually studied Chinese before in university for three years and was pretty good at it. However after uni I stopped practising and my level of fluency went down a lot, so I thought that using Chinese as my first language in this series would be a good place to start.
The name of the Polyglot is Felix Wang and the video I will be referencing will be this one (link).
I have written down the method as he spoke and it is as follows (this is a method to learn via a textboook):
- Listen to text audio at least three times;
- Listen to and read along with the audio, stopping the audio after each sentence so that you can repeat. Do this at least 4 times to get used to the pronunciation.
- Read the text over and over six times.
- Listen to the text once.
- Read the text again over and over for 20 times.
- Repeat for 5 days.
This is what I will be doing and I will be doing it with a Chinese textbook that I have called 'New Practical Chinese Reader 4'.
I am very excited about doing this method as I love the art of repetition because I know through experience that to repeat something is a step closer to mastering it.
"Repetition is the mother of all learning" - Latin proverb
Why don't you follow along with me on this challenge and see how much you will improve and comment below.