Learning a language isn’t easy... If you’ve ever learnt a language yourself or know someone who has, perhaps someone who has done one of our Spanish courses in Bristol, then you will have heard of the difficulties learners have to go through: it’s no easy chore! However, there isn’t really anything difficult to language learning. In fact, the problem lies in time: you need “the necessary time” and “an effective approach” to successfully learn a language. This hasn't really changed with the advent of new technologies. If anything, t...
Effectively learning a foreign language means mastering 4 core skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading. This last one is often very important to language learners, after speaking, as they want to be able to understand signs, read tourist guides and get a good idea of what's on the dinner menu. Our personalised training, such as the Spanish courses in Leeds we run can help or more generally, putting on sessions to motivate the workforce - we've written an entire article about the benefits of that. There are also a wealth of other options as well....
Learning a foreign language requires a lot of time, effort and dedication. It also requires committing a lot to memory, including grammatical structures, vocabulary and new concepts. In 5 hacks to reading better in a foreign language the importance of reading while learning a second language was emphasized. One of the key factors here was learning new vocabulary, which of course will inevitably involve the use of a dictionary. You may have your own paper dictionary or an online dictionary you prefer. But if you're at a loss as to which dictionary...
There are many methods and approaches you can use to learn a language. Some of which have been backed up by scientists. But which of these are the most effective? Before having a look at the methods let’s just break things down into 2 categories. External methods and internal methods. External methods: Learning methods that require others to participate with you in your learning. Internal methods: Learning methods that you can undertake by yourself. The most effective external methods #1 Total immersion Imagine if you could be helicopte...
Learning any language is a significant undertaking. If you are really serious about taking your language learning to the next level you first need a reason. Find your ‘Why’. Seriously. Stop right now. Close your eyes. And ask yourself the question. “Why do I want to learn this language?” If you don’t have a strong enough ‘Why’ you will almost certainly never maintain the motivation long enough to see the results you need. It’s probably hard to hear, but the brutal truth is that learning a language is a lifelong pursuit. Like l...
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