on how to learn the Romanian language
out to study Romanian may evoke memories of past attempts at learning
a foreign language, be it in high school or college, with all the
ensuing tedious memorization of words, and phrases, and grammar
rules. For many, it appears that the results are not worth all the
effort, and they soon abandon their dream of becoming more proficient
in the language of their choice.
It is very important to know how to go about learn ing a foreign
language, especially one that is quite different form English, such
as Romanian language. Every student has a different way of learn
ing just as different proffesors have different ways of teaching.
Nevertheless, no matter what your reason to learn Romanian is, there are a few rules of thumb one has to bear in
Create a routine. Spend some time on the web at a set hour of the
day (lunchtime, for instance), and try to do one of the language
activities at Easy Romanian.
Set yourself a long-term goal, and also a short-term goal. If you
have Romanian friends, then a short-term goal would be to think
of visiting them this week and exchange a few phrases in Romanian
language. The long-term goal might be to learn the whole study material
included in the Easy Romanian course and visit our country - there's
so much to be explored here. Without strong, well-defined goal,
you will hardly have much motivation to study day in, day out.
You shouldn't worry too much about making mistakes. The ones who
never make mistakes, never try to do anything, and that in itself
is quite a mistake. It's normal to make mistakes while you are practising
your growing knowledge of the language. Always have in mind that
Romanian s will be very pleased with your attempts to speak their
language, and you will get closer to them, more so than other foreigners
who do not try to learn at least a few phrases.
It is of utmost importance
to read about the Romanian people, culture and history. The more
you get to know the culture, the more your interest will be aroused,
and the more motivation you will have to proceed with the Easy Romanian
course in order to learn Romanian.
It is better to study for brief periods of time and more frequently
than long and not so often. Persistence pays off.
Studying lists of words and phrases is usually not the most favourite
language activity. However, there is no learn ing without memorization.
You have to learn those phrases by heart. There is a wonderful method
you can employ in order to facilitate the memorization process.
For every new Romanian phrase that you want to learn think of a
ridiculous image that would make you recall the phrases. The trick
is to always think of funny images to aid you in your studies of Romanian. Emotions will help you more
than pure logic when it comes to learn ing words and phrases.
Practice mentally. Think of the Romanian words for naming common
objects you encounter in your daily life. When you're walking on
the street, for instance, think "femeie" when you see
a woman, "copii" when you see children, "oameni"
for people, etc. etc. Just put the words and phrases you're studying
to mental practice, even if you are not in a Romanian-speaking environment;
this will enormously help you to learn faster.
Listen to the dialogs of the Easy Romanian course looking at their
English translations, then without looking at the written words
at all. Do this several times until you fully understand the dialog
in Romanian language without looking at the text. You might find
it hard at first but it pays off when you come to speak it. Everybody
is a child in the beginning. Little by little you will make good progress if you just keep at it.