Resources For Language Learning
Finding great language learning tools can be easy if you know where to look. There are exceptional tools that are both online and easily accessible. Two of these tools are websites www.wordreference.com and www.euronews.net. These language learning resources will help you identify words that are not only a direct translation, but in the case of www.euronews.net, you will actually see the language in context and leverage these articles that are saying the same things except in different languages having editors review the content as native language speakers.
In addition to the articles that are available on www.euronews.net, you’ll also find that the videos displayed have the content transcribed which means that as you listen, you can read the words, hear the pronunciation and begin to make the mental connection to the vocabulary. This is a major benefit to anyone learning a new language.
Another very effective way of using these sites as language learning tools is to start with a printout of the article in the new language you are attempting to learn and then have the online version in English. With a pen or pencil, start by reading and reviewing the new article and circling any of the words that you do not know their meaning. Once you have done this, or as you are doing this, reference the www.wordreference.com site and look up the word on the spot. To really take your language to the next level, start reading some of these articles out loud if the circumstances allow.
Language learning resources are only a part of the equation. There is, of course, some dedication and discipline to study and then put the language in use as often as possible, but sites like www.euronews.net and www.wordreference.com will help you practice this language skill until you have it mastered.
There are several ways people learn new languages. Two of the more common are the approach from a grammatical perspective using your base language then doing the translation, understanding the subject object order and agreement and then memorizing vocabulary. The other method that is quite popular is the learning as if you were a child. Skipping the translation and jumping into making the direct associations with the words to what they are describing, usually by using pictures. These types of language learning resources can be very effective.
To take full advantage of learning a new language as an adult, there are some major benefits to combining both of these methods. You will learn quickly with the associations and supplement this with the written and grammatical portion of the language so that when you put it all together, you’ll have the language learning tools that will help you succeed as quickly as possible.