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  1. It's very simple: read as much as possible, write, speak, communicate, watch movies, listen to radio or audiobooks in the language you want to know.

  2. Learn, learn and learn again! 🙂 Well, if we discard the standard methods, then probably the most effective (for me) method is to watch movies and TV shows in a foreign language. First with subtitles in the original language, then without.

  3. Personally, I was helped by my great desire to know another language. And then I started looking for a solution to how to achieve this goal.

    If you want to know the language fluently, then short courses are suitable even on the same YouTube(polyglot, for example)

    But if you want to be able to express yourself correctly in a foreign language, then it all starts with grammar. Yes, it is very boring and not so interesting, but I think it is the basis for further learning the language. Type vocabulary, perform a bunch of exercises on using grammar rules and new words, and watch short videos where you understand any expressions. When learning English, for example, I really like these public posts: vk.com , vk.com

    Speaking is also an important aspect of learning! Every city has a spoken language course where you can put all the theory into practice.

  4. This happens by itself and very easily. Just like mastering any other skill. There is a dialectical principle of the transition from quantity to quality. The more time you spend on the subject, the sooner it will move to a qualitatively different state.

    This is how the brain works. It will start associating objects, phrases, and events with the words of the language you currently need to communicate in. This is why people who speak multiple languages often insert different words from different languages in the same conversation.

  5. Hello! In my experience, the more practice you have, the better. In general, nothing new. I moved from Russia 4 years ago and entered the university for the English department (at my own risk). English was quite a big problem, even considering that I learned it from the first grade of school. When I arrived, I couldn't put two words together. I went to lectures, understood through the word. Then he began to read a lot in the language, communicate with classmates. Since there was only one native English speaker in the group, I asked him to correct me when I made mistakes in speech and writing. After a year and a half, I felt quite free. To be honest, I don't know how much watching TV shows in a foreign language helps, but it is often used. Try it, it might work! Now I am studying 2 languages (Czech and French) on my own interest. I don't know how much it will be successful without practice, but trying is not torture. Good luck!

  6. Practice and only! Even if you've been learning a language since first grade, know all the grammar perfectly, and can easily solve language proficiency tests, this is far from enough to communicate fluently, understand, and (even more so!) think in this language. I speak this from personal experience(I am fluent in English both orally and in writing). In order to begin to understand the speech of an English-speaking person, it took me about 2 months of living in the environment of the language(in the country where it is spoken). And it was me who came there prepared for the TOEFL! It took me 4 months to start communicating freely, without hesitation and long thoughts, in the local language. It was only when I began to fully understand others and express my thoughts to them that I began to think fluently in the language! Therefore, the answer is simple: to be fluent in a language, you need to temporarily “put” yourself in the language environment. Now I'm learning Chinese, I moved to China for a while. If you can't move, then your pen pal/skype friends can help you. Good luck!

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