How can I learn a language online

learn a language online

learn a language online

HOW TO LEARN A LANGUAGE ONLINE

Today, we live in a world in which we are just a couple of clicks away from anyone with a computer and an internet connection.

Social networks, forums, videogames … The instant meeting points between people of different nationalities today have grown at the same rate as different technological advances have done.

Having this type of contact with people from all over the world automatically creates a need to communicate: the two people have to share the knowledge of the same language. For this reason, it is increasingly necessary at a social level, and also at work, the knowledge of one or more additional languages ??apart from the mother tongue.

Once we are clear about the capital importance of learning new languages , different questions arise; How many are there today? Which one am I most interested in learning? What tips or elements should I keep in mind when learning a language?

WHAT ARE THE MOST WIDELY SPOKEN LANGUAGES?

Although it is really difficult to give an exact figure, the estimates regarding the number of languages ??spoken in the world today is approximately 7000. Of these 7000 languages, only 600 have more than 100,000 inhabitants who use them.

In the first place, obviously, we must place Mandarin , which is the variant of Chinese with the largest population of people who have it as their mother tongue: about 900 million approximately. Despite this large number of people who speak Mandarin, very few countries have this variant as their first or second official language.

Another language that tops the list of the most widely spoken in the world is Spanish.

Currently, about 437 million people speak it in the world, it is the second most widely spoken mother tongue, the third most used language on the internet … Spanish is everywhere.

Finally, we would close the podium with English. Today, it is an element that is part of our daily life; internet, cinema, music, business … Given the various fields in which it is used and the large number of countries in which it is a co-official language, it is known to be the most international of all languages.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEARNING A LANGUAGE ONLINE

In the past, before the digital boom and the introduction of new technologies, there were practically two ways to learn a language: training at school and academies or traveling to the country where that language is spoken. In the 21st century, the empowerment of social networks and ICT environments have allowed learning a language to be much faster, more flexible and more comfortable.

In order to improve your level of languages, the 3 most important tips that we recommend you follow are:

  • Practice reading, watching and listening

This is one of the main methods of approach and introduction when learning or improving the knowledge of a language. Listening to music, reading books and articles, watching series and movies in their original version on streaming platforms… these are simple tools, and above all fun, to reinforce your vocabulary, grammar and listening to another language.

  • Meet people from other countries

Establishing relationships with people from different countries will allow you not only to enrich yourself on a personal level by learning their culture, customs and traditions: it will also push you to learn new words, expressions, improve your conversation and your general understanding of a foreign language.

  • Conversation

One of the communication skills that has benefited the most from the democratization of technology is conversation or speaking. The emergence of instant video communication platforms allows two or more people from all over the world with an internet connection to have a chat in real time, avoiding the barriers or impediments of a physical meeting. Therefore, making use of this tool is really useful when it comes to improving the level of conversation with people from all over the world.

ONLINE LANGUAGE COURSES AT THE EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY

At the European University we are committed to offering a wide catalog of courses adapted to different levels so that anyone, regardless of their level, has the opportunity to reinforce and increase their knowledge.

These courses, which have a duration of 6 months, are composed of two parts: a course composed of 22 classes, 4 group tutorials and didactic material focused on improving your grammar, and a second part that consists of unlimited access to our platform Unlimited online conversation 24 hours , where, depending on the level, you can choose between a group variant with students from all over the world or a totally personalized one.

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