So how do you create a self-study method that works?First of all, you need to look at your schedule, your motivations, your learning style, and much more before you can come up with a language study plan that you really like. A plan that you like. You may want to study as much as possible to achieve your goals more quickly, but you will lose motivation very quickly if you don’t take the time to adopt a balanced lifestyle. Be rational but focused on your goal.
Have a good language learning system:
- Set a reasonable yet effective time goal
- Set a weekly or monthly goal, but make sure you work daily.
- Determine what type of learner you are; this will help you understand your strengths and weaknesses. Note that there are several different types; here are the next four most important ones, along with tips and tricks for each type.
- Use flashcards to learn new words.
- Try to visualize things you hear or read.
- Write down keywords, ideas, or instructions.
- Draw pictures to explain new concepts and then explain the pictures.
- Color code objects.
- Use flashcards to learn new words; read them aloud.
- Read stories, homework, or instructions aloud.
- Record yourself spelling words, then listen to the recording.
- Study new material by reading it aloud.
- Use flashcards and arrange them in groups to show relationships between ideas.
- Trace words with your finger to learn to spell.
- Do you frequently structure grammar ‘formulas’?