What can I do every day to improve my Bangla skills?
The Bangla endonym is used for the Bengali language of Bengal, which belongs to the Indo-Aryan family. It is the lingua franca of Bangladesh and is spoken in the Indian subcontinent region of West Bengal. It is also the second most often spoken of India’s 22 languages, just behind Hindi. It also has the distinction of the most spoken and official language in Bangladesh. 5th most often spoken mother tongue and the 6th in terms of most spoken language by a total of speakers across the globe, Bangla is patronized by around 228M native speakers and 37M additional second-language speakers. 98 per cent of Bangladeshis speak Bangla as their first language. It’s also Bangladesh’s national language.
Let’s now see what you can do every single day to improve your Bangla skills.
There are four primary skills in regards to every language that exist in this world. In order to master the language, an individual is expected to master every aspect of each of these skills. Once the skills have been mastered, it can be interpreted as the language has been mastered. These are:
- Listening skills
Listening skills are a very important factor of learning a language. These are also the first skills that every individual who wishes to learn a language are exposed to. In order to improve your listening skills of Bangla, I suggest listening to Bangla music, a Bangla podcast or maybe other natives or students speaking in the language. Basically in order to improve this skill you simply need to concentrate on others who speak this language. Carefully concentrate on the vocabulary they used, grammar rules they applied as well as any salons or proverbs utilised. With this practised on a daily basis, you will easily be able to master your listening skills.
- Speaking skills
The skill that comes right after listening is the speaking skills. This is a very natural skill which an individual will practise right after listening to the language. In my opinion, when you listen to others talk in Bangla, simply try mimicking them. Begin by mimicking them and get yourself comfortable with the pronunciation of the language. Once done, You can watch a movie in Bangla with English subtitles and mimic those. If you have paid Close attention to what others have been saying , you can try framing sentences on your own based on what you’ve heard. You can also try holding a conversation with yourself before holding a conversation with others. Get comfortable with your own speech in the language before conversing with others.
- Reading skills
Reading skills are equally as important as speaking. Once you have gotten used to listening and speaking the language, it is time to start reading and understanding the language as well. In order to improve your reading skills, I suggest gathering as many resources of literature in Bangla from different time periods and by different authors. These resources can range from newspapers to magazines to storytime books or even to novels. If you’re feeling up to the challenge, then even try reading poetry in the language. Either way, in order to improve the skill your primary objective has to be to expand your resources.
- Writing skills
These are the toughest skills to master in any language and hence will be a challenge even in the language of Bangla. Nevertheless, it is not an impossible task to master. Practising daily is your key to mastering the skill. While reading the resources, you can also practise copying them on a daily basis. Eventually, you’ll get a hang of it and you can even start framing and writing your own sentences once you’re comfortable with the grammar rules, have a good grasp on your vocabulary and understand sentence formation very well.
Bangla is the only official language of Bangladesh per article 3 of its Constitution. Ii is mandatorily used in all documents and correspondences, laws, courts and other legal acts of all courts, governments or semi-governmental agencies and self-governing bodies in Bangladesh, as a result of the Bengali Language Implementation Act 1987 that makes Bengali obligatory. It is also the nation’s de facto language. Start learning Bangla with Multibhashi today!