There are many misconceptions about learning a new language. I myself fell into a lot of the stereotypes about learning a new language. However, now having learned a new language I know the truths about it and want to help you realize the truth as well. Here are some of the most common misconceptions:
It is really hard to learn how to speak a new language.
TRUTH: Not at all! This statement could be true if you are trying use some free translator off the Internet to teach you, or low quality software. However, if you find software that is exceptional, then no it is a breeze and actually enjoyable to learn a new language!
It takes a really long time to learn to speak a new language.
TRUTH: Absolutely not! With the software I purchased, it only took me 8 weeks to learn how to speak German! I took 2 years of college courses that taught me less; probably so they made sure I had to come back for more semesters paying them more money! Plus you get to work when you want, were you want, for however long you want. You do not have to learn a new language in 8 weeks, but you could if you wanted to!
Learning a new language is boring, just memorizing grammar and words.
TRUTH: You need to learn the languages grammar and words, but who said it had to be boring? I used Rocket Languages software, which included 2 different games for learning the language. Not to mention the audio, 24/7 help forum, and other fun and easy applications!
Language software is extremely expensive, I could not afford it.
TRUTH: Rocket Languages software came with 2 interactive language games, 32 hours of audio, members only forum, grammar lessons, culture lessons and much more for only $99. Rosetta Stone and other language software on the market cost over $300, and sometimes only getting one of multiple lessons! Not to mention being bilingual can get you a raise at your job, it would pay for itself in one paycheck, and then the rest of your life earn profit!
No practical or daily uses to make it worthwhile.
TRUTH: You can get a raise at your job, or even land a job over others. Especially if the field that you are going into has a lot of communication, trading or affiliation with a country or company that speaks the language you know. You can start making more money just for knowing another language! Or if you like to travel, family speaks the language, your heritage, there are many reasons learning a language is worth your time!
There are many misconceptions about learning a new language. I have only covered the most common of them. There is no reason you cannot join me and the hundreds of thousands of others that have taken a step in the right direction by learning a new language. Not to mention my wallet is fatter because of it.