Language learning

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How to Learn Spanish Solo

Tips to help you get started!

Deciding to learn a language on your own, without going to a group class, college course or having lessons with a private tutor is a brave decision. Obviously there are reasons why you may have no other option – your working hours or busy lifestyle may not allow you to attend a class at a college at the same time each week, you may not be able to find a good private tutor near you or you may not want to pay their fees.

The truth is that learning a language on your own is challenging but it is definitely possible and if you follow a structured approach you can make excellent progress within a short amount of time. The good things about learning on your own are that you can learn at your own pace, you create your own deadlines and you will have a greater sense of achievement once you reach your goals. Continue reading

Conversation Hacking in Spanish

7 Simple Tricks Anyone Can Master

The traditional way of learning a language is often not that useful when it comes to chatting with native Spanish speakers in real life. Although I learnt Spanish throughout school and university when it came to living in Spain and living with Spanish people, a lot of what I’d learnt went out the window as talking to people every day was a whole new ball game.

In this blog post we will look at how you can become an expert at conversation without years of studying with textbooks. Continue reading

Learn Spanish with Music – the Lirica App

Most people think that learning a language is too difficult and time consuming even to string together a few basic phrases. Some people think it is too difficult to master the pronunciation and to be understood when speaking the language. The reality is that nowadays there are so many different ways to learn foreign languages with technology and apps that anyone can do it!

One of the best ways to perfect your pronunciation is by listening to songs sung by natives in the language. How many times has a song’s lyrics got stuck in your head so that you are singing them without even thinking about it.

This is the aim of the new app for learning Spanish with songs – the Lirica App, (iOS and Android) one of “Google Play’s hidden gems of 2018”. Continue reading

9 Simple Ways to Integrate Learning a Foreign Language into Your Daily Routine

Learning a foreign language can be hectic, but you can use these simple ways to integrate language learning into your daily routine.

Whether you want to increase your job prospects, travel to a foreign country or you just want to learn how to speak a new language, we’ve got you covered.

In this post, we’ve shared some tips to make your language learning easier and more interesting. It may sound hard to sit with books to study a language you don’t know, but the good thing is that you can do it without having to interfere with your day to day life. You just need to slip in some small new habits daily and you are good to get started.

It takes time and effort but you don’t have to spend time reading textbooks because you can integrate language learning in your daily life. In fact, language learning is best when you integrate it into your daily routine than reading lots of textbooks.

If you can manage to do this, you can have a great language learning experience and cut back on the learning time significantly. It’s not as hard as people may think.

Read on to learn the simple ways to incorporate language learning into your daily routine as shared by an expert linguistic translator at cheap essay service.
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7 Ways Playing Video Games Can Improve Foreign Language Skills

Learning a foreign language is interesting and fun. Mixing it with a relaxing activity like playing video games makes it an interactive, unique experience. Many experts say spending too much time playing video games is bad.

No one would disagree with this hypothesis for gamers who spend hours at a time playing and cannot be torn away from the screen. There are some benefits for people with healthy gaming habits including improving foreign language skills.

Here are some ways gaming will improve foreign language skills: Continue reading

Why Should You Write Essays as Much as Possible When Learning a Foreign Language?

When learning a new language, your final goal is usually speaking it. Writing allows students to gather information at a slow pace and focus on bettering each one of their abilities efficiently. It is a crucial part of developing your language skills. According to recent studies at St. Cloud State University, the time-bound nature of speaking, which doesn’t allow for significant pausing or revision, forces learners to adopt good planning habits that, when transferred to writing, become highly beneficial.

Reasons why you should write essays when learning a foreign language Continue reading

Top 10 Best Educational Sites for Spanish Beginners

Spanish is spoken in 7.8% of the world, a percentage that is predicted to remain the same until at least 2050, writes El Pais. Their report also shows that today in the United States, there are 43 million native Spanish speakers and another 15 million people with some knowledge of Spanish.

So, whether you are travelling to a South American country or living in Miami, you need Spanish. “Learning a new language is an art,” shares Magdalene François, editor at Britannia Language. “It opens up a new world of opportunities, forms new brain connections, and can establish beautiful intercultural friendships,” continues François.

Here are 10 best educational sites for Spanish beginners. Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Language Learning Apps

Can you learn a language just from an app?

There are so many language learning apps available nowadays each claiming to help you learn a language easily in record time. Popular apps include Duolingo, Busuu and Rosetta Stone. Language learning apps use images, audio and activities such as matching up exercises, re-ordering words in a sentence to help you pick up the basic language. However, just how good are these apps when it comes to actually communicating in the language effectively in real life? This is what we will look at in this blog post. Continue reading

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