Would you like to take advantage of this self-isolation 👤 due to COVID-19 and learn a foreign language? Well, you should get a self-quarantine learning routine as soon as possible 😉.
While reading our blog post, you should keep in mind that this self-learning routine will not only help you during isolation, but also anytime you want to study or practice a foreign language. So, if you prefer staying at home 🏠 to going to classes – this is the right blog post for you!
Teacher-directed learning: Skype classes
The easiest way to learn a foreign language while being self-quarantined is to have an online tutor 👩🏫. Having Skype classes is a very effective way of learning and it is much more fun than studying alone 🙇.
In the first place, you wouldn’t have to: think about the program and overall organization, spend time while trying to find out what your level is 🤔, search for suitable material for a certain level, etc. As an online tutor would already have an established program prepared for you 📝 to follow, you wouldn’t have to look for a different means of including the practice of all four basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) into your foreign-language learning routine.
Moreover, Skype classes 💻 are also very flexible. Your online tutor would always adapt their teaching to your needs and your timetable (although your self-quarantined timetable shouldn’t be so busy 😉).
If you decide to have Skype classes and learn a foreign language, do not hesitate to contact NikaTeacher academy 🏫 and begin your self-quarantined learning routine!
Self-directed learning: E-books and Apps
If you do not have any help of a professional, make your own strategy which would lead to the successful self-learning studying. Therefore, incorporate e-books and apps 📱 into your self-quarantined learning routine!
Firstly, check your level online by taking a language level test. In the second place, after having the test done, search for a textbook that matches your level 📚. The process of finding the right textbooks online might be difficult, so I suggest consulting someone more experienced before you begin using them.
If you are a beginner, try to find books which are written in plain English 🇬🇧. My advice is to read graded reader books. If you haven’t heard about them before, let me quickly explain to you what they are and what their purpose is:
Graded reader books are easy-to-read books 📕 which are simplified for a certain level of a language knowledge. Their main purpose is to facilitate reading for people who study a language in which a particular book was written. These books may also have audio included 💿. So, except for reading, they are also great for listening.
In terms of apps, they are interesting and can be easily approached, which is an important feature when it comes to self-quarantined learning routine. Before downloading a random app, you should first make sure the one you found would best meet your needs 😊. Mobile apps usually include a test where you can check your level, so you don’t have to do it separately. They will definitely make you learn a foreign language 👩🎓 in the most amusing way possible!
Practice: TV and Radio
Watching TV or listening to the radio (or even both 😉) is the best practice of a foreign language because you listen to native speakers 🗣. Listening to native speakers is the most effective way to get immersed into the language that you are trying to learn.
However, if it is too difficult for you to follow the speech you hear on the TV or radio, you can listen to podcasts with simplified speech and transcripts. Only 20 minutes per day is enough to see the progress 📈 in no time!
In order to get a complete self-quarantine learning routine, you can communicate with native speakers via social media. For example, you might want to do the language exchange online ⌨!
All in all, you can combine all of the above mentioned ways of learning a language together. First, you can have Skype classes; then, read e-books and use apps; and finally, you can practice by watching TV or listening to the radio.
Do you have any other means of learning a foreign language which you would incorporate in your self-quarantine learning routine? If yes, please share your ideas with us in the comment section below!
P.S. : Let’s do something good together!
On Friday we had our first solidary online English class with which we raised 182 euros for Red Cross Spain 🥰. We’ve all learnt a lot and you shared so much love that we decided to do it again!
Next solidary class 👩🏫 will take place on April 24th at 16h and you are welcome to join us, paying a minimum of 3 euros for participation (topic: Prepositions in English IN, ON, AT). All the money we raise will be donated to Red Cross Spain. If you can’t join the class, you can still participate with a donation.
How to donate: Make a Bizum to 660202648 of a minimum of 3 euros (with a concept: Donation + your name).
Let’s make a difference together! For any further questions, reply to this email or send me a whatsapp on 617948166.