Today is the the New Year’s Eve, looking for renovations and improvement most of us make resolutions.
I have 2 major resolutions concerning language learning for 2014.
- Improve my French to C1 level.
- Start learning German.
Happy New Year to all Polyglots Nerds!
I always say that one of the best ways to learn a language is to watch movies or television in the target language.
The main reason is the following:
It is natural!
One of the biggest flaws of the books made for learning languages is that the language is usually more formal and “arranged ” that the language of quotidian. Even books of slangs and swearwords are not very useful, because these words are out of context. Moreover, at least in Brazil, some curses can be addressed to someone in a positive context. Such subtlety of language will only be learned in context, i.e.: living in a country where they speak the language or seeing it happen through movies and television in general.