Language learning itself might not be the most difficult thing that you’ll have to do, `however, the keeping your resolution to learn a language is still hard because you’re going to have to motivate yourself every single day. And most people end up giving up because why are you learning a whole new language just to wake up every morning to go and buy Waakye in Twi. If you don’t want that to be your story, and you actually do want to learn a new language this year, here are 4 hacks that are definitely going to help.
Toucan is one of the most innovate and seamless ways to learn a new language. All you have to do is install the Toucan extension in your browser and the magic start happening. Toucan changes random words on any web page that you’re on to the language you’re learning. And then you can hover on the word to get the meaning in English. Seeing words from a language that you’re trying to learn used in real-life contexts makes learning the language that much easier.
Find Films In The Language That You Want To Learn On Netflix
If you’re trying to learn French, Spanish or even Italian, best believe that you’re going to be able to find films in those languages on Netflix. Netflix has a lot of international originals when it comes to both shows and movies. You can find movies/shows in the language you want to learn and watch them with subtitles. That way, you’ll be able to pick up native pronunciations of words in the language and learn the language all at the same time.
Download Duolingo On Your Phone
Duolingo has amazing language courses that are perfect for learning on your phone for just a few minutes every day. However, that’s not even the best part about the app. One of the reasons why so many people love Duolingo is because of the app’s notifications. Duolingo gets very angry when you miss lessons and the app will make sure that you know. These notifications are just the right amount of tough love that you’ll need if you have trouble staying consistent with language learning apps.
Use Spotify’s Global Charts And Lyrics
Spotify now has lyrics to songs across all devices. You can see the lyrics to any song while the song plays. All you have to do is start playing a song and look for the lyrics button (whether you’re on mobile or desktop). In addition to lyrics, Spotify also has various international Top 50 playlists. All you have to do is find the Top 50 playlist for the language that you’re trying to learn to see the Top 50 songs playing in that region and view their lyrics. Learning through music is one of the more effective ways to learn a new language.