How much tough it really is to get familiar with the other language except your mother tongue? Well, I guess it’s easy. And what is the main factor in the process of learning a language? The intelligence? the understanding? Of course, they’re important but not the most important according to me. The ‘Love for any language’ is the main ingredient in a tasty dish of knowledge about any specific thing. In a simple sentence, I would like to say – Just fall in love with the language.
But how? how to fall in love with a language? how can a language be learned only with love? I’m gonna explain the answers to these questions by sharing my own experience with the English language in this post. So, let’s start out the journey!
I remember the time period of the year 2015-2016 when I was struggling to learn the language with the primitive methods of English classes of the school. I was unable to understand the concepts completely, though I managed to get good marks in the subject just by cramming the things. The low standard school and teachers were also the reason for not understanding the proper rules of English. At that time, neither I was too much interested in getting good knowledge about the subject. But around the tale of 2016, I incidentally come across an English pop song ‘Love me like you do’ on the television. Ellie’s magical voice then urged me to listen to her relentlessly. Then I discovered her on the internet and listened to all of her songs and reached to other pop artists as well. After a little period of time, I found myself attached to the language like I want to explore it to the deepest. I started to link all the grammar knowledge I had to the lyrics of songs and understand it more clearly unlike the way I previously had to learn the language, that is all about tenses, formal sentences, and theoretical bullshit.
After a few months, I started to speak the ‘tense free’ English with myself only, ignoring the grammatical mistakes I do in the sentence formation. I practiced it a lot in my mind. I also collected the vocabulary words from the lyrics of songs and today, 7 out of 10 words of my vocabulary are learned from the songs. I never properly learned about the terms like Subject, Object, Preposition, Conjunction and so on, but naturally I am able to use them so accurately. Even today, I’m not sure about what is the Subject in a sentence 🤔…..
After getting enough familiar with the songs, I also learned the writing skills of English with them. Then automatically, I started to recognize my mistakes in the sentence formation and improve them. Finally, I debut in the poetry with my own poem titled ‘Escaped’. After that, I never turned back. My curiosity was raging more and more to learn and know the language completely and it’s still alive. Now I use Youtube to understand the complicated concepts of English and every day, reading more and more English and adding new vocabulary words in my dictionary to use in my writings.
After getting addicted to the songs, I eventually fell in love with the language and it built an emotional attachment with English. Personally, I feel that English is my very natural language and even closer to my heart than my mother tongue. I would not say that I “learned” this language, Instead I “loved” this language. I embrace it like my friend and she revealed herself to me in a friendly way and in return, I revealed myself to her. All I want to say that one thing is most important to learn any language in an easier way, that is the “Love”. Just love her and she will love you and then you don’t need to “learn” anything and it would never be a “Process”.
This so far experience taught me a really important thing that not every person can learn the things by the old typical methods. Everyone is unique and has a unique style too, of learning. We need to find out what works for us and what don’t. Everyone can learn, but the methods of learning may differ from each other.
That’s how I learned the English language and still learning by the same technique. But the more interesting fact is that if you copy my style of learning, then maybe it won’t work. As I said that everyone is different from each other and has a different way to learn anything. Although it could be possible that if you blend my style with something unique you already have or learned, it may work for you as it has changed by blending. But the point is still same that all it needs an emotional connection with the thing you’re learning.
NOTE – The post will continue to the next article with the title ‘The concept of Learning’.