As long as we have a computer or a mobile device with Internet access, the only thing that limits opportunities and learning is ourselves.
If we can stay in touch with the rest of the world and access thousands of online tools, then we can also use these advantages to improve our second language acquisition skills.
Whether you are an iPhone or an android user, you will find many language learning applications available for very reasonable prices. Ranging from flash cards to complete dictionaries, these apps give you the opportunity to practice anywhere, regardless of your level of proficiency. When taking Russian courses Manchester, students complement their lessons with apps like uTalk Russian, iLearnWords English-Russian, and even Russian Alphabet HD, a tool especially developed for kids.
The most popular VoIP program is Skype, which currently has 171 million users worldwide. You can download it for free, call any part of the world, and save hundreds of dollars in expensive phone fees. Its usefulness in language learning lies in the option of talking to native speakers of the language you are learning, if you have friends who speak that language. It is also used as a teaching tool, since sometimes teachers offer Skype lessons.
Another way to practice using a computer is by watching YouTube videos with audio in the language you aim to learn. You can find parts of soap operas, sitcoms, even full movies and additional material in any language. For beginners, sometimes subtitles are available. However, if they’re not, just listening to the sounds and figuring out a few words is good practice. If you are an advanced student, try to find new vocabulary and expressions. If you seek to learn English London style, why not check out some BBC videos?
Social networks such as Twitter or Facebook allow you to meet people with whom you share similar interests around the world. Additionally, you can join language-related groups where you can find information, humor, and more people like you.