Software Reviews & Second Language Acquisition Ideas

Trying to learn a second language can be challenging. While some students can quickly understand and master other languages, many students struggle to understand, speak, read or write in a language other than their own. The learning strategies and ideas found here aid in second language acquisition, across a variety of grade levels and abilities. You will also find software reviews of language learning programs, with candid opinion on whether the programs live up to their price tag, and their hype.

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  • 5 Key Elements of Successful Language Immersion Programs
    Discover how to speak a second language quickly and naturally by signing up for a total immersion language learning program. Children and adults benefit from these programs that put tedious vocabulary drills on the back burner. Are you ready to get started?
  • Overcoming Obstacles in Communication: Learn the Cultural Differences
    But, I didn't mean it that way! There is no question that offense can be taken from communication differences in cultures, but why? You will learn about cultural barriers such as body language, mannerisms, and beliefs as we help you to become a better communicator across cultures.
  • A Method for Developing an Extensive Household Vocabulary in a Foreign Language
    Nothing succeeds like success -- and if you want to get positive reinforcement from native speakers quickly, you need to learn the words used in common situations and everyday life. This article tells you how to do that.
  • Are You Prepared to Make an Oral Foreign Language Presentation?
    It's tough enough for many people to present something orally in their own language. Students in foreign language classes often feel twice as nervous. This article contains instructions for preparing assignments that can also help in other situations.
  • Foreign Language Memorization Tips
    Do you hate memorization? Do you feel that memorization is the most tedious thing about foreign-language study? If so, it's probably because you're going about it the wrong way. This brief article offers some hints at getting out of that mindset and approaching vocabulary in a fresh way.
  • The Most Effective Way to Learn a Foreign Language
    Learning languages is no mystery. There are several ways to gain a good level in a foreign language. Which one is the most effective way? Foreign language acquisition depends on the learner's dedication above all.
  • A Positive Review of Power Translator Pro 11
    Power Translator 11 Pro Spanish is an elegant program because its designers envisioned the sorts of documents and environments that people need to translate. It is a charm to work with.
  • English Language: The Difference Between Fluency and Mastery
    English language fluency is a term requiring a concrete definition for students. This article accurately explains what the term truly means in addition to outlining the steps that must be taken to acquire such fluency within the greater context of language learning mastery.
  • Stick to Basics: Emphasize the Four Skills in Foreign Language Learning
    In foreign language circles, the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing have been eclipsed by the Five C's of Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons and Communities. If you want your child to learn a foreign language, which approach would you want in his or her classroom?
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