Language Learning: Then and Now Posted by Malachi Rempen on Aug 21, 2017 in Uncategorized
Language learning didn’t used to be so luxurious.
Once upon a time, before there was a global network of computers talking to each other, there was only one way to learn a language: immersion. Sure, you could study languages in a university classroom or pay an expensive tutor to patiently take you through years of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, but most people didn’t have that kind of access – and even if they did, actually finding other people who spoke that language to practice with them required literally traveling to their country or community and just starting up chats.
Now, immersion may still be one of the best ways to learn a new language. But thanks to our talking computers, we have many more options. You can now easily find other people on the other side of the planet who want to speak your language and connect with them. You’ll instantly be able to practice any tongue your heart desires, all without leaving your comfy comfy seat.
If anything, this ease of communication possibilities has highlighted that actually, the biggest obstacle in our path to successful language learning is ourselves. You have a trillion free or extremely affordable resources available to you RIGHT NOW…more than anyone in history has ever had.
So what’re you waiting for?!
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