Learn languages the easy way with bilingual audio books
January 20, 2020
Learn new languages the easy way and bilingual audio books : Consider reading a book you’ve already read or a story that you’re familiar with, but in electronic bilingual format. Doing that eliminates some potential vocabulary or storyline questions. You already have an idea of who the characters are and how the plot progresses, so it’s not a stretch to figure a few things out without having to look at the translated page. But when all else fails—that’s why the books are presented in two languages. Use the translations.
Chances are, children who study other languages will also learn about where that language is spoken, what foods are eaten in those countries, and about the history and culture of the places. Ultimately this knowledge could even help them to become more adaptable and flexible in new situations. It makes them brave.
The street epistemology teaches us how to do so. It consists partly in pushing the interlocutor to ask himself questions. The questions we ask ourselves do not meet the defensive stubbornness that questions asked by a third party meet. This audio guide is bilingual: that is, it presents itself as a language learning tool. The title indicates that it is a parody of the practical guides. A “serious” guide would not be concerned about helping the guru to build his enterprise. Because this bilingual audio book is often fun, offering it to a member-of-a-cult friend, or relative, is not perceived as a threat, or as a criticism of his choices. Find even more information on Bilingual audio books – How to create your cult.
If money is available for purchasing audiobooks, it is important for librarians and teachers to do their homework before buying. Single-author unabridged audiobooks tend to be the best, though some dramatizations (such as Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, read by the author with a cast of more than 40 British actors) can be excellent. There are many sources of audiobook reviews readily available online, including School Library Journal. [Note: The Association for Library Service for Children also publishes an annual Notable Children’s Recordings list.]
Learning Foreign Languages The Way You Learned Your Mother Tongue (aka: easy). When I was teaching French to foreign students I was always trying to smooth their learning path. In my on-going effort I ended up with the Bilingual Audio Book « BABook ». At last something new in the learning world, specially designed to make learning a foreign language a breeze. With Pierre (my husband and best supporter) we decided to run a test: from a podcast I had made we prepared a version that alternates English and French sentences, and invited friends’ children to listen to it. Discover additional information at Language Learning.