Ever taken an interest in learning a new language but you weren’t quite sure at the best approach to start learning? Well, thanks to the internet, there are so many websites right at your fingertips that are great for helping you to learn a new language. Language study is not a one-size-fits-all hobby, and no single style of learning will appeal to all learners.
Some prefer lots of visual aids and sleek graphics to hold their interest. Some like the motivation of quizzes, scores, and games so they can track their learning and compete with themselves. Some are drawn to grammar, while others prefer listen-and-repeat exercises. There is a different type of way to study for every type of learner.
First, one of the more well known sites, Duolingo is one of the most well rounded study resources that you can get for free. Learners study vocabulary and build it into simple sentences though reading, writing, listening and speaking, with grammar tips along the way. Duolingo offers an app for on the go learning while having graphics that keep you as interested and organized as the online website does. This site is great for learners who need a bit of structure in their lessons. When needed, the ‘tips’ section of each unit gives strong and specific grammar explanations to clear up any questions.
Another great site for learning is Busuu. This site features new vocabulary and phrases supported by dialogues, writing exercises, audio recording options, and the chance to network with other language learners and native speakers on the site for some real-time practice. This site is best for those who already have a small bit of understanding for the language, so it would be perfect after a little bit of time spent on Duolingo.
While only two sites were suggested for adequate learning, there are many others such as Livemocha, Memrise, and Foreign Services Institute that are just as effective in helping you to master a new language right from the comfort of your home.