Tags french listening practice, language learning, learning a language, learning french, news in language learning, news in slow french, practice my french, practise my french
May 25 2018
Are you learning French? If you are, you've probably found that spoken French can be very difficult to understand. As the language has many complicated sounds and rules around pronunciation, it sometimes seems to learners that one word just rolls into the next. If you've ever felt that you don't know where one word ends and the next one begins in French, you aren't alone. But how do you improve your French listening skills so you can understand the spoken language easily? Introducing News in Slow French! This is a wonderful resource that...
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May 20 2018
One of the recommendations in 5 hacks to reading better in a foreign language was to read graded readers. In case you're not sure what a graded reader is, it's basically a book, novel or comic which has been simplified or specially written for language learners. You can find loads of graded readers online. They're available for all language levels - even for absolute beginners! A lot of graded readers are traditional or even classical novels retold in more simplistic language. For some, this will be exactly what they're looking for, but others...
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May 11 2018
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...
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May 6 2018
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. Reading short snippets of language like road signs is functional reading. It's something you do to find your way or order a meal. Most learners want extensive reading. They want to read for pleasure. This could be magazines, feature pieces in newspapers, or nove...
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Apr 23 2018
This is a very popular question among language learners. Particularly with beginners who are just starting out. You know you want to learn a language and you have an idea of a couple which you would like to learn, but which one is the easiest? Unfortunately, there isn't a very simple answer to this question. That said, with a little explaining and exemplifying, this matter can be cleared up quite quickly and hopefully it will help you to make a decision. Have you learnt a foreign language before? This is all to do with skill. In particular, it's to ...
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