Last weekend I had some fun learning Yoruba during the #LangJam Challenge. Because Yoruba is not a language I particularly am interested in, I wasn’t too concerned about making much progress in the language. Instead, I took the opportunity to simply familiarise myself with the language a bit, and have
It can be difficult to communicate clearly when we are learning a new language. Some of us are shy, or maybe just not confident with talking to people when we only know a little vocabulary, but we still need to know how to get our point across and let others
#ClearTheList is a community goal setting activity, run by Lindsay over at Lindsay Does Languages, and Shannon of Eurolinguiste , where they review their past month’s work, and set new goals for the new month, and invite us all to join them. It is your chance to set monthly language learning goals
I wanted to see if there was an audio based language learning tool that might help me learn French pronunciation. Earworms Musical Brain Trainers are designed to teach spoken French with music. Knowing that when I get a song stuck in my head it guarantees I learn the lyrics, I
I happened across a great site yesterday – news articles with accompanying (slow) audios! They exist in many languages – Linguistica 360 Inc. publishes them in French, Spanish, German and Italian, but I also found similar sites in Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese and others. To date I have only looked at
I met up with a local exchange student to work on my French conversation yesterday. It was slow and awkward, but certainly gave my memory recall and pronunciation a work out! It is the first time I have had the opportunity to speak face-to-face with a native speaker in French.