Eveyone wants to learn the language of the country they are visiting. But how can I do this in the most effective and quickest way? – First, you have to search for a language school, like our school – where you can learn the basics. It is even better if you are living with a host family at the same time because this way you will be able to use what you just learned! Also, you can listen to the radio and watch television to practice your listening comprehension. However, that is not enough. Try to visit places where people don’t understand your language, e.g. markets, train stations or small villages. There, you have to talk in the language and you will realise that you can say a lot more than you actually thought. If you are listening to people talking, you should concentrate and pay attention to their gestures and facial expressions. This way, you will recognise some expressions. Don’t be scared to make mistakes, just do it the way a child would, fearlessly! You will learn from your mistakes and, through learning, your self-confidence will grow. To keep the conversation going you don’t have to tell long stories at the beginning, you should start with a few words or sentences you feel confident with.