What materials & tools do I need to study a language? (Part 4)

  Phrasebooks When visiting foreign countries, a phrasebook can be very useful. Phrasebooks that come with recordings of phrases are particularly useful, as working out how to pronounce them from the written pronunciation hints is not easy. Recording devices A … Continue reading

What materials & tools do I need to study a language? (Part 4)

  Phrasebooks When visiting foreign countries, a phrasebook can be very useful. Phrasebooks that come with recordings of phrases are particularly useful, as working out how to pronounce them from the written pronunciation hints is not easy. Recording devices A … Continue reading

What materials & tools do I need to study a language? (Part 3)

  Flash cards Flash cards are a useful tool for learning vocabulary and grammar, if you look at them regularly. They might have a character, word, phrase or sentence on one side, and a translation, definition and/or notes on the … Continue reading

What materials & tools do I need to study a language? (Part 3)

  Flash cards Flash cards are a useful tool for learning vocabulary and grammar, if you look at them regularly. They might have a character, word, phrase or sentence on one side, and a translation, definition and/or notes on the … Continue reading

What materials & tools do I need to study a language? (Part 2)

  Computer-aided learning Various language courses are available on CD-ROMs and DVDs. Each course is different but they generally include dialogues, audio, exercises and tests. Some also include phrasebooks, dictionaries, videos, games and provide online and/or telephone support.   Dictionaries … Continue reading

What materials & tools do I need to study a language? (Part 2)

  Computer-aided learning Various language courses are available on CD-ROMs and DVDs. Each course is different but they generally include dialogues, audio, exercises and tests. Some also include phrasebooks, dictionaries, videos, games and provide online and/or telephone support.   Dictionaries … Continue reading

What materials & tools do I need to study a language? (Part 1)

  Possibly the most useful for learning a language are writing implements, such as pens and pencils, and something to write on, such as paper or a notebook. You can use them not only to make notes and lists of … Continue reading

What materials & tools do I need to study a language? (Part 1)

  Possibly the most useful for learning a language are writing implements, such as pens and pencils, and something to write on, such as paper or a notebook. You can use them not only to make notes and lists of … Continue reading