4 Shortcuts to Learn a Foreign Language

Most people still think it is optional to learn a new language until they travel to a new destination and experience the frustrations of language barriers. It is then that they realize how important it is to be able to speak in more than just one language. Speaking in local languages is a sign of respect to the host culture, and will definitely get you more local friends. Learning a new language may not be easy but there are several ways shortcuts you can use to learn a new language.

USE THE INTERNET

The internet is a basic tool that is very useful when it comes to learning new languages; this is because it offers numerous opportunities to access tutorials and materials that will greatly enhance your learning process.  Some of the materials may cost money but others will be absolutely free. You will find sites that offer different kinds of programs to help learn a new language; sites such as DuoLingo will allow you to learn a language as you translate other websites; in fact your progress is on check after a while. Learn Russian Wizard will help you with learn Russian classes online or you can get started on Hebrew at learnhebrewwizard.com. You can make use of such sites in the comfort of your home and learn as much as you can whenever you want. In this way you create a shortcut to learn a new language without ever setting foot into a classroom, it is also a very efficient method because you learn at your own pace.

WATCH MOVIES AND PROGRAMS

Everyone loves entertainment; therefore it is great to watch your favorite movies in the language that you are intending to learn. Movies and TV programs may have repetitive phrases that are common in your targeted language. This method helps you do something you like to do as well as create a shortcut for learning. It is easier to learn something by visualizing and also having fun as you do it. It may be your first homework ever that allows you to watch TV therefore make use of it.

LISTEN TO MUSIC

Listening to music is always refreshing and entertaining. Find music in your targeted language that you like and make a habit of listening and singing along. It doesn’t even matter if at first you do not understand the lyrics but since you are in the learning mode you are learning a bit of vocabulary and the rhythm of the language. Take your time, relax in a comfy chair and close your eyes and listen to the music, you may possibly daydream but you will not miss out on the sounds. It is a relaxed way to learn new words.

LEARN ON THE MOVE

You will find live podcast online in your targeted language that you can use to help you learn a new language. Burn the recordings in your iPhone and keep listening as you go on with your daily routine, especially if you are a very busy person. The more you listen to the language, the more familiar you become with it and this saves you lots of time. This is especially good if you are trying to learn Turkish or other languages with different sounds which can be more difficult to pick up.

Malta Alternatives – Holidays to Namibia

Our last post on Oman was well received, so we thought we’d turn the Alternatives to Malta into a mini series and explore some other places outside our beautiful archipelago.

Namibia is on the menu this week, and is an amazing location for a holiday completely different to Malta.

Here are 5 Great Things to Do on luxury Namibia holidays

  • Sandboarding in Swakopmund – incredible fun in beautiful surroundings
  • Fish River Canyon – a stunning canyon with hot springs to boot
  • Sossusvlei – the incredible red sand dunes of the Namib and one of Namibia’s main attractions
  • Hot Air Ballooning – there’s no better we to see the sites of the Namib desert
  • Kolmanskop – a ghost town in the desert which grew due to diamond discovery and has now been take over by the desert

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Malta Alternatives – Take a Holiday in Oman

As much as we love Malta, we recognise that travel fanatics will sometimes need a change, some fresh scenery, some new to explore. If you’re taking a trip out of Malta, then Oman is a fantastic place to visit to get a sense of something new and inspiring. Oman holidays can bring you amazing cultural experiences, stunning medieval villages and outrageously beautiful mountain ranges. Then there is the hospitality of the Omani people which is a force to be reckoned with.

If you need a break from beautiful Malta, then try Oman, we loved it.

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Villa Holidays in Malta – The Best Way To Travel

One popular way of tourists visiting Malta is on a villa holiday. Malta is a fantastic place for this kind of holiday as it is packed with amazing villas, as well as being small enough that you can explore all of it’s fantastic attractions from one base.

If you’re travelling with your family then the villa holiday approach is perfect as it gives you lots of space, flexibility to decide when you do everything and no interference from other guests or hotel staff. There are some beautiful holiday villas in Malta to choose from scattered across the main island and on Gozo.

Another alternative is to pick a more traditional Maltese farmhouse. Most of these have now been renovated to serve the same purpose as a holiday villa, but come with a little bit more traditional class in most cases. If you want somewhere with all the modern facilities, mixed with a touch of real Malta then this is for you. Gozo farmhouses are particularly popular and you’ll find some great options in Gharb and Marsalforn.

If you’re visiting Malta in a relatively large group then you should certainly look to rent a villa, you won’t regret it!

Find out more information and some examples of these amazing villas at www.maltaholidays.uk.com

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Take a Trip to Malta and Wander With Us

Welcome to Wander With Us.

We are the ultimate in Malta fanatics. We love our Archipelago all the way from the tip of Gozo to the Birzebbuga coast.

Why Malta?

Beaches. Countryside. Ancient cities.

Architecture. Diving. History.

Show me a place with so much variety in such a small area. I bet you can’t.

This is Malta. Perfect for a holiday. Perfect for a home.

Enjoy.

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