Part 2 – 6 Mistakes to Avoid While Studying a New Language as an Adult

TL-Global-Software-App-Localization-City-SignsLanguage learning should be useful, effective, engaging and – why not – enjoyable.

Here is the second of six common mistakes you should avoid in order to get the most out of your language learning experience:

  • You chose a language center that is not specialized in adult education and doesn’t provide a stress-free environment.
    That is the biggest mistake you can possibly make before immersing yourself in a new language learning experience. You can’t simply pick a random language school in your neighborhood or ask a high school tutor to give you Spanish lessons. You would be setting yourself up for failure. Adult education is light years away from childhood or pre-college education. If your goal is to learn a language for business purposes, your trainer should not only have great teaching skills but also a good understanding of the corporate world. First research what language centers specialize in adult education in the area where you live or work. It is then up to you to make the effort of visiting their offices in person before you decide. If you have a full time job, your classes will most likely occur after work, in the early evening, during your lunch break or on weekends. You don’t want to deal with an extremely long commute each time you have to go to class, especially after a grueling working day. The most qualified language centers also provide in-house training. If you can’t go to them, they will come to you by sending a trainer to your desired location. Your language center and assigned trainer should accommodate your busy schedule and lifestyle. You shouldn’t accommodate theirs. Always make sure that your language learning takes place in a completely stress-free environment and get the best out of your time and money.

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