Monthly Archives: March 2021

6 Ways Writing Can Help You Learn a Language

Writing with language learningLearning a new language is always a challenge, but a fun and exciting one. Perfecting your language skills and acquiring a new language is brilliant for your brain activity and will certainly make you feel fulfilled. But, however happy you are to be learning a new language, you have to be aware that it’s far from an easy task. In fact, you need to go the extra mile if you truly want to perfect your language skills.

This is why your language learning process should include different strategies and approaches to perfecting your skills. And, even though you may not be aware of it, writing can help you improve your language learning process. If you’re not sure how, just keep reading.

Here are 6 ways writing helps improve the language learning process. Continue reading

Learning a New Language in University vs. Secondary

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In our multicultural world, speaking only one language can hold you back on several levels. Those who can speak more than one language enjoy increased job opportunities, for example, while also expanding their worldview. Additionally, there are plenty of cognitive benefits of learning a new language, from helping to improve your memory to providing a creativity boost.

And those benefits can happen for language students of all ages. While the consensus is that it’s easier, at least on a cognitive level, to begin learning a new language at a young age, it’s never too late to dive in. A university environment can be equally, if not more, enriching experience than learning a second language in a primary or secondary school setting.

For starters, your adult vocabulary is likely richer than ever, providing greater opportunity to grasp a second language. Language and culture immersion opportunities are usually much more ubiquitous in post-secondary settings as well. Let’s explore the nuances of learning a new language in university versus secondary school, and ways to access lessons no matter your age. Continue reading

Busuu – one of the best language learning apps

Review of language learning app Busuu

What is Busuu?

Busuu is a popular language learning app that you can access via your smartphone, tablet or computer. This means you can use it wherever you are with an internet connection.

It uses similar methods of learning to Duolingo such as gamification so is highly addictive and fun to use. However the content and style are quite different to Duolingo.

There is a free plan and two paid Premium plans which we will look at in more detail along with a limited time special offer. Continue reading

 
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