Foreign Language Learning Tips

No one is born a silver-tongued polyglot. But for some, foreign language learning appears to come as easily as breathing. For the majority of us foreign language learners, however, we could use a little help.

For most of us, the thought of learning a language is dreadful. Haunted by memories of grade school grammar drills, pronunciation exercises, and childish songs, studying a new language often dips far down our priority list.

But language learning shouldn’t feel like this! Let’s toss all our preconceptions of learning a foreign language aside and see it for what it really should be: an opportunity to connect better with the world and the people in it.

We’re independent travellers now, not close-minded elementary school kids trapped in a classroom learning a language that we don’t think we’ll ever use.

We now know that foreign languages open up new doors, and finally, we have a real reason to learn. But how can we ultimately be successful at something that once proved almost impossible?

With the foreign language learning articles below, you will discover tips and techniques for improving your ability to learn a foreign language for travel, while avoiding the frustration that once came along with it.

If there’s one move that makes independent travel more meaningful, it’s improving your foreign language skills—even if that means merely packing away a few phrases.

Begin your new journey in language learning right here…

Ryan O'Rourke

Ryan O'Rourke is a Canadian traveller, food & drink aficionado, and the founder & editor of Treksplorer. With over 20 years of extensive travel experience, Ryan has journeyed through over 50 countries, uncovering hidden gems and sharing firsthand, unsponsored insights on what to see & do and where to eat, drink & stay. Backed by his travel experience and in-depth research, Ryan’s travel advice and writing has been featured in publications like the Huffington Post and Matador Network. You can connect with Ryan on Twitter/X at @rtorourke.