Maxwell Ibeawuchi

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5 myths on learning a new language. Max Ibeawuchi English teacher in Barcelona

5 myths on learning English as a second language

The advent of technology has removed the barrier in the movement of people and goods around the globe. Communication between people has never been better and faster. Information travel at the speed of light. However, the multitude of language that exist still pose a threat to communication and sharing of information.

 Over the years, there has been a growing need to learn a second language in the areas of career, travel and even education. Considerable success has been achieved in this regard but there is still more left to be done in this growing trend. Popular myths about learning a new language has been the impeding factor restraining interested people from reaching their full potential or even getting started. In this discourse, we will reveal the 5 most common myths on learning a second language and the truths about them.

Myth #1 I can't learn because I can't afford to pay for the travel

It is a known fact that we all struggle with financial insufficiency. However, the illusion that we need to travel to learn a new language generates more impactful fear than expected. The truth about this myth is that we dont need to travel to learn a second language. The upward trend to learn a foreign language has triggered the proliferation of language schools even to the remotest part of the world. Thanks to improved technology, we can now learn a language from the comfort of our homes.



Myth #2 Language learners are gregarious and sociable

We usually get the impression that people who speak multiple languages are lively and active people. It is not out of place to think that polyglots are always on the look out for opportunities to practice their target language with native speakers since they are extroverts. The truth of this myth is that every one struggles to start a conversation in a foreign tongue regardless of being an introvert or extrovert. Just like many other skills in life, being a social bird takes practice. The take home here is that its often that the best way to start a conversation is by using the native tongue of the people.


Myth #3 Learning a new language is for children

People often relate learning a new language to the age of the person. The general belief is that children learn a new language faster than adults. This notion has been disproved by recent data that show adults can learn a language faster. The lesson here is that adults are more motivated to learn a new language while children are being persuaded to learn.


MyTH #4 I don't need the Language for work, school or even for my social life.

The fact that technological advancement has brought the world closer than before. This has made it impossible to rule out the need to learn a new language. There is a good chance that sometime in your career or education you might come in contact or have to deal with people who speak a foreign language. In the world of business and work, multi-lingual people are sought after and earn good money for their ability. If you want to keep up with the 21st century global trend in any field, it is in your best interest to learn a foreign language.


Myth #5 I have a very busy schedule

The complexity of life today has turned many people to machines only occupied with the pursuit of material needs to keep body and soul together. This sheds light on the importance of time to everyone. The reality is that we all get the same 24hours, we choose what to do with it. A lot of people rule out the possibility of learning a new language for lack of time. The misconception that we need several hours to learn a new language often travelling to and from a language school is outdated. Technology has made it possible to bring the classes at our doorsteps. Now you can learn a new language at your convenience.


Why waste more time?

I believe that the above information has helped to remove the mysterious cloud hanging around these myths, therefore there is nothing else holding you back. Now you can join the Oxinity platform where your need and desire to learn English is a high priority. We have designed a system that best suit your need and time. We are looking forward to working with you to achieve this lofty dream.

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