Thursday, August 2, 2012

5 Ways to Have a NOT Boring Summer: #2--Learn a Language (or two!)

#2: Learn a language (or two!)

While it can be very hard to learn a language, it can be fun at times, too! Plus it is very useful to know a second (or third) language. I already know some Thai so I'm going into the intermediate level and now I am starting to learn very basic Spanish. Below are some fun links you can use to help you acquire some basic language skills in these two languages. You can use Google to search for games/quizzes/lessons in other languages.

It can be tricky to find places that teach Thai but here are a few:
http://www.digitaldialects.com/Thai.htm (covers numbers, colors, and fruits & vegetables)
http://www.everyday-thai.com/learn_thai_online/speak/beginner_lessons.html
http://www.transparent.com/learn-thai/quizzes/

There are a lot more places that teach Spanish; here are some:
http://www.digitaldialects.com/Spanish.htm (covers lots of things :))
http://www.123teachme.com/games/drag_n_match/list (match words with images & English words)
http://www.123teachme.com/image_sentence_match/list (match sentences with images & English sentences)
http://www.123teachme.com/games/tank/list (both my brother and I enjoyed this tank game...don't worry...you're not shooting people)
http://www.donquijote.org/spanishlanguage/games/
http://www.funbrain.com/lang/index.html
http://www.learnspanishtoday.com/learning_module/vocab_games.htm

You can see the first post in the series here and the introduction here

I want to hear from you. Do you know more than one language? If so, which ones? What languages are you learning?

7 comments:

  1. I've been teaching myself Koine Greek (the kind spoken during the era in which the New Testament was written), and I'm also trying to get my Spanish back up to fluent since I've forgotten quite a bit since Jr. & Sr. high. :-P

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    1. That's cool that you are teaching yourself Biblical Greek! I'm trying to learn the very basics of Spanish now but I'll take two years of it once I go to college...hopefully, I'll be much closer to fluent :).

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    2. All the language profs at my college seem really fun-loving - hopefully it'll turn out the same for you! :-)

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  2. We live in an area with a huge Hispanic population - I really need to learn Spanish. I've been trying to save up for Rosetta Stone, but can't do it yet. I love the list you provided - I'll definitely check it out.

    I'm in school and also want to learn Hebrew and Greek - but I think I'm chicken! LOL!

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    1. I hope the links prove helpful!

      Hebrew and Greek do sound more difficult than Spanish :).

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  3. Learning a new language is something I would really like to do! Thank you for these links on Spanish, because I think I will share them with my family and we might really get into learning it. I know only a little bit of Spanish that I learned many years ago, and I've afraid I've probably forgotten many important phrases. I'm also interested in getting into Gaelic, but I'm afraid that will be a much bigger undertaking than Spanish.

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    1. That's cool that you want to learn Gaelic. My best friend is interested in learning Gaelic, too. I think you two are the only ones I know that want to study such a unique language :).

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