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17/06/2013

Learning languages

It's been unbelievably cold in Finland during the last few days! I feel like a real mythbuster, but yeah there isn't any snow here during the summer. Nevertheless, it shouldn't be 13 °C degrees (~55F) in June, for goodness' sake! Three weeks ago when I still had school, a "too-tired-to-do-anything" heat wave had taken over the whole Finland - where did it go?

I feel like I maybe should be studying French for the language course. Maybe. Instead I'm hanging out with my friends and my laptop! Hahah. To avoid school vibes, I tried to find alternative fun ways to learn a language.

Learn it!


1. Read books and magazines
Libraries often offer a good selection of books in different languages.

2. Listen to the radio
You can download Tune In radio for free on your smartphone. It's probably the best ever, because it has radio stations from all over the world! The pros of listening to the radio is that songs can be quite catchy with easy phrases and the presenters usually have an everyday chitchat going on - that is if they don't talk too fast.

3. Watch movies and TV series
Alternate putting on foreign subtitles with focusing listening to the spoken language.

4. Get someone to chat to
This is really effective when it comes to small, useful phrases. Sometimes when you study a language you might not even realise to learn (or you've already forgotten...) easy phrases like "Really? Tell me more!", "See you later!" or "Yeah, I agree"

5. Try creative writing
Especially if you are linguistically talented, try producing texts in other languages - it could be easier than you had expected when you get used to it! Stories, poems, blogging, keeping a diary... just to mention a few!



 I am loving this book even though it's for kids! Really hope I wont be all like "pas d'argent" after some days in France...

14 kommenttia:

  1. Great tips for learning new languages! Varsinkin natiivien kanssa puhuminen nopeuttaa kielen oppimista hurjasti :) Tykkailen blogistasi, tuun lukemaan tulevaisuudessakin.

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    1. Voi kiitos! Se on totta, käytäntö opettaa eniten:) Mitä nyt selasin sun blogiasi kanssa, niin tosi mielenkiintoselta näyttää!

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  2. Enjoy your time in France. It will be fun and also a learning experience for you.

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  3. I feel your pain! IT has been raining non-stop in Canada for so many days, I can't remember the last time I saw a glimpse of the sun. I just can't believe it's almost summer and we have barely had nice days. Oh well, your hair looks gorgeous and I hope you have a wonderful time in France.

    Great blog, btw! Would you like to follow each other?

    WWW.ROXTHEFOX.COM

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    1. Exactly, it isn't summer until it's warm! Thanks, I visited your blog and it looked amazing! I'm totally cool with following each other.

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  4. Oh man, after seeing this post I feel like I should be studying even though it's summer 'cause I feel like I should be bettering my french up :---D

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    1. Haha, I feel you! :-D well, don't force yourself to study, study when you're very motivated! Then you will learn and you won't feel bad :D

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    1. åh, tack så mycket Jasmin :)<3

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  6. tosi hyviä vinkkejä ja muutenkin tosi ihana tää sun blogis (:

    http://ensioeino.blogspot.fi/

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  7. Voi ku ihana ja siisti blogi! :)
    jr-myownwayofmylife.blogspot.fi

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    1. ooi kiitos(: mä kävinkin jo kattelee sun blogia aiemmin!

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