Multiple sites, blogs, and even teachers here in Monol International Education Institute would tell you the same thing in different words about learning a language: EXPOSE YOURSELF TO THE TARGET LANGUAGE.
This is an intimate and direct interaction that enables us to receive and deliver information, a similar way we learn our mother tongue and being able to communicate even before attending school. With the advent of modern technology and the internet, language exposure has become more accessible and effortless. In that event, we listed some apps and sites that you can use for a more effective “live and learn” experience.
- YouTube Channels
English with Lucy
Lucy is an English teacher based in United Kingdom. She teaches various types of lessons from pronunciation and idioms to grammar. It is a plus that her voice is soothing, making the words sound clear and comprehensible. This youtuber apparently uses British English, but no worries because she differentiates British English from American English especially when it comes to pronunciation.
TED is a non-profit organization that aims to spread ideas through short, but powerful talks that tackle the best ideas from TED Conferences all over the world. Icons, geniuses, and mavericks share their ideas in less than 18 minutes. This channel is one of the best sources of inspiration and insights about certain topics especially when you are into public speaking and developing listening skills.
- Mobile Application
HelloTalk Learn Languages
Using HelloTalk is like hitting two (or more) birds in one stone.
HelloTalk is the first global language and culture exchange community that connects you with native speakers of other languages. Users of this app are very willing to teach their native language and be taught in return.
This app features more than 100 languages and matches you to the native speakers whom you can interact with depending on your target language and level. It has inbuilt translator, grammar correction, text to voice, and voice recognition to improve your writing/speaking skills.
Instagram is one of the most acknowledged applications all over the world when it comes to audience involvement and interaction. If you have this app, you might have been bombarded with selfies, food snaps, and all other things under the sun. Fortunately, there are a few accounts that you could follow to learn some expressions and vocabulary. Three of these are @english_vocabulary, @bbclearningenglish, and @grammar_tips that post just what matter— vocabulary, expressions, grammar lessons, and sample sentence.
And oh, don’t forget to follow our very own Instagram account, @baguio_monol for more!