Kato Lomb, despite holding a chemistry degree, was one of the first simultaneous interpreters in the world and could fluently translate into eight languages, and in general knew and worked with 16. It is amazing that in her time there were no audio CDs with the voices of native speakers, Skype tutors, or language schools… So how did she manage to learn so many languages?
In her best-selling book “How I learn languages”, she revealed ten simple rules for language learning:
1. It is necessary to practice a foreign language every day. It is like the gym: if you want to have impressive muscles, train them regularly! Dedicate at least 10-15 minutes a day to reading or repeating new words and phrases. Continue reading
Learning of a second foreign language is particularly beneficial not only for one’s curriculum but also for the brain, according to a new scientific research, which comes to confirm previous studies claiming that knowledge of foreign languages is a beneficial form of education of the brain, which enhances concentration, attention, memory, etc.
Researchers from the Northwestern University of Illinois, who published the study in the journal of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), concluded that bilingualism affects the brain and fundamentally alters the way the nervous system reacts to sounds, as shown by the laboratory experiments. Continue reading
Today there are many ways to learn a foreign language quickly. Here are the most effective ones.
The easiest and fastest way to learn a foreign language is to learn it in its natural environment. Everyday situational communication in a foreign language in all spheres of life is a guarantee that within a year you’ll be fluent in spoken language. So use every opportunity to go abroad at least for a little time on study or across multiple programs of experience exchange.
Today the most common way of learning a foreign language is to follow language courses or take individual lessons with a private tutor. Which method is more convenient and effective?read more
First of all, it depends on your native language and foreign languages you know. For example, if you know Latin, it is easier to learn languages of the Romance group. If you know French Spanish will seem easy. However, there are ways to estimate a Continue reading
Which language to learn today to benefit in future and make a successful career? Professors of leading educational institutions believe that in the next 10 years the most useful languages in international business will be English, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic.
English is easy and logical – it’s clear. Today it dominates thanks to a big role of Internet. As a global language English strongly intrudes into all the national languages by means of mass communication. This situation is not going to change in the next years as far as English remains Continue reading