Wednesday, February 16, 2011

BBC Languages...

I fell in love with Spanish a while ago..  But as far as learning it goes , progress has been slow..
But I did find some wonderful resources on my search for easy ways to access the language..
One such site is BBC languages.

Its a 12 part course with a lesson every week. It focuses on the conversational method of learning, which in my opinion is one of the most effective. Too often a language learnt in a classroom does not automatically equip the learner with the fluency that comes from just speaking it on a regular basis.
What I liked most about the course is the content. For instance, one of the lessons is about hauling a cab and checking yourself into a hotel. In the conversation , you are asked for your passport as part of checking in... On my recent visit to South America, this bit was repeated verbatim.. and as my face lit up in understanding, we proceeded to check in :)

So if you are looking to learn a language and time doesn't afford you a class, then this is a very good option to consider..

Meena Venkataraman


  1. Happy learning. It really helps a traveler if he/she is a linguist.

  2. BBC is a nice site... I started learning German for a supposedly upcoming trip which never happened... and so down went the language class too...

    there is something fascinating about learning a language from another country !

  3. But i definitely recommend a class... its fun!



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