Posts tagged ‘Learning Language(Spanish)’

November 21st, 2014

Tips to Get the Accent of the New Learning Language

by Edwin Rosenthal

Ever tried learning a language and found that people cannot understand what you speak? Not only learning the grammar rules and vocabulary are important but also should have the command over accent which forms a key.

  • Learn proper pronunciation: Pronunciation relates to recording of words spoken. Try to go through the guides of pronunciation if you have one. Never go learning everything at once. Take help of native speakers and try to grasp the way they move their lips, Pronounce and the gestures they show off.

 

  • Find internet resources for the language you are learning: Listening to recordings and watching videos will help in learning the native accent. Practice them and compare the way you sound with that what the native speaker sounds.

 

  • Recoding the words: One best way where in case you cant listen your tutor is by recording the sounds in your recorder and use them when practicing the accent. One should pronounce and repeat the words along with the recording for excelling in accent.

 

  • Try listening the accent or sound carefully: Listen to the inflections, tones, sentences and phrases spoken by varied native speakers.
    • Vocabulary can be gained during this process and by hours of careful listening to the rhythms and speech sounds will add up value before beginning to pronounce them by self.
    • It can be practiced by watching television movies and shows in the language you are interested to learn.
    • Turn on subtitles fro proper understanding and ensure to pay attention to the pronunciation and dialogue when watching.
  • Know about phonetics: One should know about phonetics which forms a part of the language. Learning about phonology and phonetics helps to learn pronunciation. Go start with international phonetic alphabet which shows up all the phonemes forming a reliable tool for pronunciation of human speech.
  • Try doing some basic translations/ interpretations in your language.
  • Take enough time to learn things once you get done with the tuning of your ears with the language and learning at your own pace.

The above data provides with some of the best ways for learning accent efficiently and very easily. By keeping these points in view and learning through proper counseling and guidance helps one to develop the accent effectively.

July 31st, 2014

How to Get the Accent of the Language You are Learning

by Jonathan Cogley

If you are learning a language and also want to learn the accent of that language, here are a few steps that will help you in learning the accent of the language that you have learned.

Listen to the sound carefully
While you are learning you should hear even small sounds of speech that your tutor is conveying. Hear them carefully and grab those sounds well so, that this will help you while practicing the accent. Listen the tones, phrases, vocabulary and inflection of various speakers of the language. Don’t distract in the middle because even a small disturbance will effect the sound you listen.

Record the words
The best way when you can’t listen to your tutor clearly is recording those sounds in your mobile recorder and use this recording when you practice the accent. You should pronounce and repeat those words along with the recording so that you will get the accent. Along with this watch some videos of the language that will help you, if you can’t understand repeat it twice or thrice until you hear them.

Learn the pronunciation
Pronunciation again relates to the recording of words. If your language course has a guide of pronunciation, try to listen to it until you get all the points. Don’t try to learn all at once. If possible take the help of a native speaker who can help you in pronunciation. Try to grab the way they pronounce and the way they move their lips and gestures.

Know about phonetics
Phonetics is also a part of language. So, learn a bit about phonology and phonetics. This will help you pronounce the language. To start it go with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) which shows all the phonemes of the human speech which is reliable guide for pronunciation.

These are some of the best ways and steps to learn accent very easily and efficiently. So concentrate on this points and learn through proper guidance and counseling.
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April 4th, 2012

Take Online Tests to Check Your Spanish Proficiency

by Andrew Veazey

If you are learning Spanish from many days and if you’d like to test where you are in your journey of learning Spanish language, it is always a better idea to check your Spanish knowledge by taking few online tests. They help in a better way to know yourself and to evaluate your knowledge on Spanish. Listed below are few more benefits of taking online tests.

Online tests are available for free in most of the Spanish learning websites. You can check for the reliable sites which score your test and also tell you about your areas of improvement. However, if you find your test score to be low don’t get depressed but try to hit it until you reach your target.

The first and foremost benefit of taking online test for Spanish is that, it enables you to know how good you are and how successful you are in learning the language. The journey of learning any language is endless. There are so many things one has to learn when it comes to language. So, checking yourself, where exactly you stand and how far you are from the destination of a proficient speaker enables you to have a clear picture about your next step in learning.

Secondly, testing your skills help you better understand your strengths and weaknesses. If you like to concentrate more in this area of knowing your strengths and weaknesses better go for a topic wise analysis, which make you better understand your language speaking capabilities.

Taking a test also creates some more interest in knowing the things which you have never come across before. An interactive online program is effective, however an online test which tells you the answers with explanation is also a better option in its absence. So, choose a good program and make the most out of it.