Misconceptions are common in almost every field and the field of language learning is no exception. If you’re trying to learn a new language by taking up Korean classes in Singapore or any other country of the world, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of at least one of these myths and started believing that it’s true. But, it’s important that you debunk these myths and get to know what the fact is as good communication is very critical to the success of global business. Here, we’ve debunked some of the common language learning myths that have been holding back several prospective language learners.
Myth 1: I’m too old to learn a new language
People generally have a notion that children’s brains are more flexible than that of adults, but this is purely a myth. It’s true that learning a new language becomes less natural as you grow older, though it’s undoubtedly possible irrespective of the age. In reality, many of the language programs are developed with adult learners in mind. So, you are never too old to learn a new language.
Myth 2: Foreigners will always have a foreign accent
It’s common to see many foreigners having a foreign accent speaking a new language, though that doesn’t imply you also have to be like them. With the right practice and persistence, even foreigners can speak a foreign language with a natural accent. Studying phonetics can help you achieve the right accent.
Myth 3: You can learn a new language by travelling to the country that speaks the native language
Many people believe that it’s easy to learn a new language by visiting the country that speaks the native language. You might learn few words or sentences this way, but it’s not possible to be a fluent speaker. Even if you live in the country for a few years, your efforts are more important to help you learn the language. On the other hand, you can enrol in a course in your home country and master the language. For instance, if you want to learn Korean in Singapore, pursue Korean classes and look for a native speaker in your country with whom you can communicate regularly and practise till you attain conversational fluency. Go abroad afterwards to just polish your newly acquired skills for fluency.
Hope that helped you to demystify the common myths of language learning.