Start Up Blog

Top 10 tips to learn a language

Posted in entrepreneurship by Steve Sammartino on November 12, 2012

When it comes to starting anything new, including learning how to speak a foreign language. So here’s my top 10 tips on how to hack the language learning process using the web:

  1. Watch free youtube lessons on speaking your preferred language. They’ve got ‘em all.
  2. Follow native speakers of that language on twitter. Here frequency & brevity is your ally.
  3. Comment on blogs in that language to practice your written form.
  4. Makes friends on-line with people from that country who want to learn English.
  5. Organize skype chats with your on-line friends to practice each others language together.
  6. Download one of the many free apps to practice in down time or while waiting for people.
  7. Offer free on-line English lessons to speakers of the language you desire to learn.
  8. Watch kids shows (cartoons etc) from your home country that have been translated on-line (see youtube)
  9. Set your browser, mobile and web apps into the language you are learning.
  10. Bonus Analogue tip – go to local restaurant and practice with waiters…

There’s never been a better time to start something worth starting.

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  1. ariannehowell said, on November 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Your article is really interesting. I actually do the number 1 which is I more often watch tutorial so that I can easily catch up the idea to learn as fast as I can. Reading word translation as well helps me to work through.

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    Educational Child Psychologist

    • Steve Sammartino said, on December 18, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      A couple of others I’ve just thought are worth adding – Set your cell phone t& web browser to the language you are learning :-)
      Steve.


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