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Advanced Language Learning - Language Exposure, Multiple Sources, Keeping Your Language Alive
By: Michael Gabrikow
Once you set up learning a new language, you'll have to pass through several steps, such as building a basic vocabulary, learning
the new grammar and so forth. Most language enthusiasts and polyglots agree that this is the hardest part of the language learning
process, since you have nothing to build your knowledge upon. The following tips and tricks assume that you've already passed
these hard times and have moderate control over your new language and want to improve it or improve certain parts of it such as
pronunciation, spelling and so on.
Get Constant Language Exposure
This is extremely important in the latter stages of your language learning process. Try exposing yourself to the new language as
much as possible. For example, if you're on a journey to learn Spanish, watch Spanish TV channels, listen to Spanish radio, Spanish
music, read Spanish newspapers, comics, books and so on. Obviously, other languages might be harder to get exposure to than
Spanish, but try and get everything you can.
If you have a supportive friend or family member that already knows the language you're trying to learn, ask him if you could
(seriously) talk in that language during your normal conversations. It might sound silly at first, but it's very effective and after the
"LOL we're talking a foreign language in our own house" comedy passes away, you'll be left with some good practice.
Language exposure isn't just a means to test yourself. It's also an incredible exercise for your pronunciation and vocabulary. It will
also be easier for you to make yourself understood and at the same time, understand what the others are talking to you. If you can,
try visiting the (a) country where the language you're trying to