Do you want to learn new vocabulary words in Spanish, Russian, German or maybe English? At the beginning, it isn’t so important to know a lot of words. Gradually, we need to learn more vocabulary in order to be able to express ourselves freely. So how do you learn new vocabulary words?
What Type Of Learner Are You? Study Tips For Each Learning Style! The video starts at 2:20.
The following tips are for every type of learner, pick up what you think would suit you the best.
1. Label Everything
Label all the objects that surround you, for example, the chair, the table, the fridge- everything you see and you don’t know in the targeted language. Make it fun so you remember the new vocabulary easily.
2. Make up sentences
For better results make up a sentence with the words you labeled. It’s always easier to remember something if it interests you or it’s about yourself, connect the new words with situations in your life.
3. Look up for grammatical variation
The meaning of a word can differ based on the context. It can be a phrasal word or part of an idiom, you never know. Let’s spend some time looking up what that word means and be sure of its meaning rather than using it incorrectly. It’s harder to replace a rule that you’ve learned inaccurately, so let’s learn things correctly from the beginning.
Check out the Top 10 websites for learning languages for free for some great resources where you can practice those new vocabulary words that you are going to learn!
This is a powerful tool for learning new vocabulary words but not everyone likes this method. This method works more for the visual learner. When you see a new word associate it with something you already know and then visualize it. This is the general formula but you can adjust this to better suit your learning style.
Tip: Make it funny, we tend to memorize things easier when they are funny.
Check out this great video! How to use Flash Cards | How to Study | Flashcards Study Tips
Tip: Use images.
These sites are great for learning new vocabulary words with flashcards:
6. Repeat, repeat, and repeat
I am sure you’ve heard this before “Repetition is the key to all skills”, well it is. If you don’t use a word or a language before it sticks deeply in your memory you will forget it. Set aside 5-10 minutes a day to repeat what you’ve learned. A lot of apps, including Memrise, show you which words you should review because you didn’t repeat them in 30 days.
7. Frequency List
OK, so which words should I learn? First, learn the most common words.
On Lexiteria you can find lists of the most frequently used words for 40 languages.
Memorizing new vocabulary isn’t a quick process, it takes time. For those who want to try something unusual be sure to check out these videos!
These are my top 7 tips on how you can learn new vocabulary words. Implement them today and learn more words in English, Russian, Spanish, or any language you want!
Hi there! I’m Ana aka Mizuki Tao – a language lover and founder of the FluencySpot blog. I speak Romanian, Russian, and English. Currently, I’m improving my Spanish, German, and Japanese speaking skills. On FluencySpot I share all the tips and resources that helped me learn these languages faster.