9+1 tips for learning languages
by Gorka Jakobe Palacio
Full professor, University of the Basque
Country :: www.Eduvlog.or...
1. Only learn about grammar if you really
need to
2. If you can not remeber a word, try to think
of other ways it is used
3. A great way to build vocabulary is to read
a little every day
4. A great way to listen to English and hear
how it should sound is to listen to free
English podcasts
5. Use your (smart) phone to learn on the
move
6. Think in pictures. The more strange the
picture the better

As the saying goes in English: A picture is worth
a thousan...
7. Use Internet, use your favourite subjects
If you don't like soccer, if you hate football, but
love rugby, read RSS news...
8. Use Web 2.0 services to learn English




YouTube, VoiceThread, English Harbour,
EnglishTube, BBC ESL site, Livemocha,
...
9. Speak in English with yourself or with
others. Mistakes are neccesary when
learning languages
10. Tip number 10 is the one you have to
think about
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  1. 1. 9+1 tips for learning languages by Gorka Jakobe Palacio Full professor, University of the Basque Country :: www.Eduvlog.org Photos by Flickr users 245You, Kboey & Masatsu, under CC licenses 'by' and 'share alike' Showing you my new computer Lenovo ThinkPad X100e
  2. 2. 1. Only learn about grammar if you really need to
  3. 3. 2. If you can not remeber a word, try to think of other ways it is used
  4. 4. 3. A great way to build vocabulary is to read a little every day
  5. 5. 4. A great way to listen to English and hear how it should sound is to listen to free English podcasts
  6. 6. 5. Use your (smart) phone to learn on the move
  7. 7. 6. Think in pictures. The more strange the picture the better As the saying goes in English: A picture is worth a thousand words. Help activate the creative side of your brain by trying to describe a photo or other image. You can combine use this also to activate your vocabulary by choosing a picture that has something to do with the subject your are going to study in English. Kennet Beare, ESL guide, About.com
  8. 8. 7. Use Internet, use your favourite subjects If you don't like soccer, if you hate football, but love rugby, read RSS news from Irish sites and blogs. RSS bookmarking may be the best way to do that. Use RSS bookmarking in your Mozilla Firefox
  9. 9. 8. Use Web 2.0 services to learn English YouTube, VoiceThread, English Harbour, EnglishTube, BBC ESL site, Livemocha, Skype, Second Life...
  10. 10. 9. Speak in English with yourself or with others. Mistakes are neccesary when learning languages
  11. 11. 10. Tip number 10 is the one you have to think about
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