learn foreign language
November 29, 2010 11:11am CST
do you learn foreign language, what language you have learn.? I learn japanese now, somebody can tell me quick and effective way to learn foreign language?
29 Nov 10
I studied English at school, and now I'm currently trying to learn Swedish on my own. I'd say that some nice ways -besides actually having lessons or reading textbooks and such- of learning a foreign language are watching movies in it (with subtitles, of course, so you can get what's happening) and listening to songs in that language. With time you get more familiar with that language and start recognizing words or expressions, and you start associating them with their meanings in your own language (by reading the subtitles in the movie, for example). Also, hearing people speaking the language can be really useful too. I hope that helps, take care!
30 Nov 10
Well, something you can watch in Japanese is anime, there are many different kinds of series to choose from, so you'll probably find one that you like :) And usually you can get them with English subtitles (or most other languages), so it'll be easier to learn. My boyfriend picked up a few things by just watching anime, so maybe that'll help you too! Concerning songs, there's a lot of Japanese artists too, no matter which style of music you like. I'm not that knowledgeable about Japanese singers and such, I only know a few bands/artists, but maybe you can check out stuff from Ayumi Hamasaki, The Gazette, Déspairs Ray... Hopefully you'll find this useful!
• United States
30 Nov 10
I can speak a little Spanish, only because I had two years of Spanish when I was in High School. I know there is a free site on the net that teaches the correct way to speak Spanish, so there has to be other sites out there that will teach other languages for free. We learn by repetition, so if you could get an audio tape in the language that you want to learn and listen to it over and over, that might help. My daughter picks up on different languages quickly, I wish I was more like that.