The secret to learning a foreign language

Jun 22nd, 2015
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In the search for the Holy Grail of how to learn a foreign language well and how to master excellent pronunciation, you can spend years in classes and lots of money on tutors and on living in the country where the language is spoken only to find yourself sounding and feeling foreign.

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The secret to learning a foreign language: resonate with it Susanna ZarayskySusanna is a friend of mine and an outstanding polyglot. We had a lovely chat on Skype some time ago, and agreed on the importance of feeling the language, resonating with it.Having a good pronunciation is not mere vanity, it plays an important role when it comes to communicating with other human beings.So she decided to talk about her experience with languages and lifeexperiences in this great article. Hope you enjoy it!The secret tolearning the language well is to resonate with itIn the search for the Holy Grail of how to learn a foreign language well and how to master excellent pronunciation, you can spend years in classes and lots of money on tutors and on living in the country where the language is spoken only to find yourself sounding and feeling foreign. You can even live in a country for decades and maintain a strong foreign accent and never develop the flow of your target language.Why?Because you dont let yourself resonate with the language.Resonance? Didnt I learn that word in physics class? Lucas blog is about languages, not physics!What is Susanna talking about? The last time I heard that word was when I had to get an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image) for my injury. Ill explain what I mean by resonance. When we speak of resonance, we can be referring to how languages sound and also how they make us feel, both on a physiological and a psychological

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