Is learning a new language already on your agenda? If not, it’s about time you add it to your 2023 goals. We explain why and give you some options for learning a new language online.
The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
The benefits of learning a new language
First of all, learning a new language is fun. The more new words you learn or the deeper you successfully understand grammatical structures, the more confident you become. From the moment you learn a third language, it becomes easier and easier to pick up other languages.
If you often travel to a country where they speak a different language, speaking multiple languages can also help you connect faster.
Learning a new language is also good for your brain and trains your memory. You develop a tremendous amount of new skills with it; including problem-solving, multitasking, listening comprehension, …
Learning a language online
Nowadays there are many ways to learn a new language. You can start by listening to your favorite music and reading the translations of the lyrics at the same time. Or you can watch your favorite movie in another language and with the subtitles in the language you want to learn.
There are also a lot of pages on Pinterest or Youtube, for example, where you can learn new words or phrases every day. For Example MyDailySpanish or YouLearnFrench.
One of our recommendations for learning a new language (quickly) is the Babbel App. Through this app you can practice every day in your language of choice. The exercises vary between reading, writing, listening and speaking. And you can start at any level you like. In addition to your daily lessons, you can do extra vocabulary exercises or watch videos. You can even join live group discussions if you already have a good foundation.
You can easily download the app from the App or Play Store, or from this link. You can try exercises for a number of lessons, then you need to purchase a subscription. You can choose between 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year. If you choose 1 year you will save 50%.
We are already curious about which language you would like to learn. Share your language adventure and progress with us via @blogzine.be and #blogzinemotivates.