An often overlooked aspect of language learning is pronunciation.
Many learners want to “sound like a native”, but then do almost nothing about it.
To sound like a native you don’t necessarily need more words. That helps, of course, but no one will mistake you for a native speaker if you sound like Tarzan all the time.
Problem is, we’re often unaware of the pronunciation mistakes we make. We need someone to tell us where we’re messing up.
A new App called Speechling can help you with this.
Recent years have seen an incredible rise in the number of language learning materials available — overwhelmingly digital.
Most of the language learning Apps around are pretty poor in quality and superficial at best.
Fortunately, there are exceptions.
FluentU is one of them.
In this post we take a detailed look at how you can get the most out of this remarkable tool.
In the overwhelming sea of language learning apps, most apps don’t offer anything new.
FluentU and Yabla are different.
With both, you can learn a language by watching interesting videos.
The language spoken in the videos, is the real-life version of the language. Not the overly formal language most apps serve you. (This is good in some cases, but not so much for intermediate learners and above.)
In this post I talk about the strengths and weaknesses of both FluentU and Yabla.