By: Ishaan Nandwani
Parents often ask us about how to continue language learning outside of our eight-week programs, or what to do if they are unable to attend our programs. While we recommend attending our classes to establish a foundation in whichever language your child chooses to learn, I've compiled a list of resources that will certainly help your child embark on his or her step to fluency.
1) Conjugation Nation (Spanish, French): This is one of my favorite apps for practicing conjugating verb tenses, and the more you drill exercises, the quicker learning these tenses will become second nature (this is a great resource to use during our classes, too).
2) Yabla (Spanish, French): Yabla is an excellent website for practicing listening skills! It shows videos of native speakers in various environments and helps you better understand what these individuals are saying and their accents, which is tricky to get unless in the real world.
3) T.V. Shows, Music (Spanish, Hindi, French): It's absolutely true that increased exposure to a language improves both speaking and listening. Whether it's creating a playlist of Spanish songs to listen to in the car, or setting aside time to watch a T.V. show in Hindi each week, this is a vital step towards gaining proficiency. It will be a hard at first, and I recommend English subtitles to get started, and eventually removing them after having some practice. (The more you take advantage of this last step, the quicker you will embark on your journey towards fluency).