Many people think that learning a foreign language is best done as a child or when you are younger when your mind is more receptive to picking up new words and your memory is better. However, is this really true? Investigations have shown that adults do actually learn languages better than children.
Yes children pick up words quickly but with languages they are also easily forgotten if not used regularly and this is the case at any age!
In fact there are many advantages to learning a language as an adult which we will discuss in this blog post. Not only that, we will also give you tips as to how to enjoy learning a language later in life. Continue reading
As much as confusion, fear, and uncertainty this year has brought to us as a result of the global pandemic, it has been an excellent opportunity to turn to learn new things as we all have got ample time. Staying at home and reading novels or text books is unique, but how about learning something that can change your life for good? You guessed it right! We are talking about learning a new language. Its fun, it’s exciting, and it is convenient to learn a new language while staying at home. Here are some tips to help you get started with it immediately: Continue reading
Learning a language takes a lifetime of practice to master. Although theoretical study using books and classrooms is a good way to start, at some point you have to use what you learn if you’re serious about developing your language skills.
One of the best ways to take your language studies to the next level is by immersing yourself through living in a country where people speak the language. Living and working in a foreign country may be your best bet to improve your French, German, Chinese, or whichever language you choose.
You’ll not only develop your language skills but also open the door to making new friends from different cultures. Additionally, living abroad provides the opportunity to try new experiences that will create memories that will last a lifetime. Learning a new language is well worth the investment. Here’s more on how you could prepare to live and work in a foreign country to learn a new language. Continue reading
It is a scientific fact that Spanish people speak much faster than English people. Most learners notice straightaway how fast Spanish people speak. Even if they think they are slowing down to help you, they don’t realise that this is still probably too fast for you to keep up.
In this blog post we will teach you some little tricks to make a conversation with a native speaker much easier for you to deal with.
Over 572 million people speak Spanish worldwide and with many British companies now trading with Mexico and South American countries, learning the Spanish language is a wise investment of time and money.
Another good thing about Spanish is that it is one of the easiest foreign languages for English speakers to learn.
If you learn in the right way using the tips in this blog you can make sure you make as much progress as possible in less time and also learn more easily.
Cultural immersion is a well-known and effective way to learn a new language. For instance, it’s been shown that students who are put in an immersive program where they speak at least 50% of the time in a foreign language show more progress in four weeks than most students in a classroom show in an entire year.
While uprooting your family to another country for a few months or even attending an immersive language camp may not be feasible, there are still plenty of ways that you can encourage this hands-on, immersive learning style as you and your loved ones go about learning a second language.
A lot of people start studying Spanish completely from scratch and after a few months they cover all of the basics. To get by in a language you need to know roughly —– words. At this level you know the key nouns, verbs and can express your needs and wants and communicate with native speakers in a simple way.
Once people reach this stage they wonder how to move on and start to study as an intermediate learner.
This blog post will give you ideas as to how to break out of the beginner stages of language learning and to move to an intermediate level.
Our world is becoming increasingly connected. Technology has helped to expose many of us to cultures we wouldn’t have had access to just a couple of decades earlier. International travel has also become less expensive, opening up a world of tourism and immigration to more of us.
Increased international travel brings with it the challenges of communication. Many countries outside the U.S. have excellent education systems and teach English as a second language. However, there are still those travelers who may struggle with some complex conversations. As a result, there is an increased need for bilingual professionals in all industries.
Healthcare is one of the primary sectors that requires skilled linguists. The industry is responsible for the wellbeing of all members of the public, regardless of their own linguistic ability. We’re going to take a look at why bilingual staff are vital in healthcare, alongside tools and methods that are available to those professionals ready to upskill their communication abilities.
While some people take to language learning like a fish to water, other people struggle with even the most basic vocabulary. Learning a new language isn’t a simple journey.
But when you feel like giving up (or are mustering the resolve to get started), remember the myriad benefits that come with achieving bilingualism or even multilingualism. Knowing the lifetime value of learning a new language makes it easier to pony up the investment of time and brainpower.
Perhaps you’re a monolingual living in an English-speaking country like the United Kingdom. You might think there’s no need for you to learn another language. After all, so much of the world speaks English these days.
While it’s certainly possible to get by just speaking English, you’re missing out on perks and opportunities that could enrich your life. From monetary value and demand in the workplace to utility with increasing globalization and making friends from around the world, knowing the lifetime value of learning a new language will make you eager to schedule an online lesson.
As we enter into the third, fourth, or fifth week of restrictions as a result of the world-wide crisis that is the coronavirus pandemic, adjusting to the situations can be tough, especially if you do not have a job to work on all day.
You have probably tried doing a lot of stuff to keep you busy, but time is not moving as you expect it to move. Well, have you tried learning that new language as you self-isolate yourself or stay quarantined at home?
Learning a new language can be a great deal in pushing time, especially if done in a fun way. Well, here are some fun ways of learning that new language you have been passionate about.