Hello Socratica Friends! We’re here to help you be a Great Student. How to Learn a Foreign Language is one of our favourite subjects. Our host Liliana speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian – and she’s agreed to share some of her top tips for learning a second language. We discuss the importance of pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary, and include tips for conquering each of these important areas.
We also try out an online language learning site, Lingoda. This is a great way to be able to learn using immersion without having to travel to another country! Immersion is when you ONLY speak your new language, without any English interruptions.
Don’t forget – these tips and tricks also work if you are learning English as a Second Language! ESL students and people studying for the TOEFL should also get a lot from this topic.
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