Language is not a combination of words and meanings but it is something else. It is related to your mind, imagination, creativity, and so on. We can not fix a systematic method to learn a language but create an idea to get a language flow from us. Language shouldn’t be learned, it should be allowed to happen. When you learn something then the result is artificial but when you come to know something and flows from you then it is spontaneous.
Language enters us in two ways, one is by listening and another one is by reading. Here speaking a language is the spontaneity of listening and writing is the spontaneity of reading. So we need to allow the language first to flow into us and then we can see the spontaneity of flowing outside. Listening is great art that allows the language to flow within us. In childhood, children are a good listener and hence they have the capacity to learn any number of languages.
Listening – a great art:
Listening is an art that includes various other activities like understanding, imagination, and storing in the sub-conscious mind. When this happens language becomes spontaneous while speaking. Similarly, this happens with reading and writing also.
How to develop listening?
In order to develop listening we need to follow these steps:
- Listen to the language and repeat blindly(even without understanding).
- Listen, imagine the content, and repeat with the imagination.
- Listen, imagine the content, repeat, and then talk the same content in your own words.
- Listen, understand, internally vocalize, and talk with your words.
- Just listen, Just talk
When the above said steps are repeated and followed properly, then the listening will develop on its own which can be understood with his speaking.
Now you can find the spontaneous flow of the language.