Using Your MP3 Player to Learn Chinese and to Become Fluent in the Language Fast Part 1

Audio programs to learn Chinese are now available for download. These programs makes it possible to acquire a second language while leading a busy life.
When you're walking to work, sitting in your car or standing in line, you can whip out your mp3 player and study your foreign language. What an easy way to learn Chinese!

No matter what you want to learn, there are valuable resources available for download. Some lessons include everything you need—the pronunciation of the words, vocabulary, short exercises, and little skits that will help you memorize expressions. 

Some websites also offer daily MP3 broadcasts, also called podcasts, in Chinese. You will be able to listen to new lessons every day. You should practice the vocabulary of the lessons if you want to become fluent in Chinese. Best of all, it costs absolutely nothing. 

You can also download authentic conversations in Chinese if you are at a more advanced level. Consider buying talking dictionaries to become fluent in Chinese. They contain a myriad of entries and will help you memorize vocabulary.

Become Fluent in a Foreign Language Fast by Memorizing Spanish Phrases for Your Trip Abroad Part 2

Phrase books will teach you how to ask where the restroom is.  You will learn Spanish phrases like "Ayudame!" which means "Help me!"  Most of the books will also give you information on how to find a good doctor or the nearest emergency room.

Phrase books can also be helpful when you're dealing with hotel employees.  If you own a good phrase book, you'll be able to learn how to ask for clean linens.

You can learn Spanish phrases that make it easier to order room service.  You will also know how to check into and out of your hotel in your foreign language.

You'll also learn how to order food in a restaurant.  Basic words such as “animal,” “food,” or water  can also be helpful. A book like this should also contain valuable information on the US embassy. There's bound to be one in a Spanish-speaking country.

If you are concerned about  pronunciation, by a phrase book that comes with a CD.  Just pop the CD into your CD player and repeat the sentences after the speaker.
You can do this in your car, while you're at the computer, or in your living room.  Practice your foreign language wherever you feel comfortable.

A book or CD can help you learn Spanish phrases. What it can't do is help you understand the answers.  Sometimes, you will have to point and gesture a lot to get your point across in Spanish.

If you think you might be able to understand the person if they spoke slower, just say, "¿Puede hablar m├ís despacio? "  This is a magic sentence that works wonders!

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Become Fluent in a Foreign Language Fast by Memorizing Spanish Phrases for Your Trip Abroad Part 1

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It's nice to be able to go on vacation. If you are visiting a Spanish-speaking country, you might be a bit intimidated because you don't speak Spanish well enough. Making yourself at home in your hotel and ordering food at a restaurant can be quite difficult if you're unprepared. That's why you should learn Spanish phrases if you want to survive in Spain or Mexico.


Of course, if you have time to take a Spanish course to learn the language, do that. Learning to speak conversational Spanish will make your stay much more pleasant. The more fluent you are in the foreign language, the more enjoyable the trip will be.

However, you may not have the time to learn Spanish on a daily basis. You need to learn the language well enough to satisfy your basic needs in the foreign language. You will probably find English-speaking people if you get in trouble. However, there will be times when you have no choice but to speak the foreign language, so you'd better become fluent in it fast.

Studying phrase books is a good idea. The bilingual sentences they contain will help you learn how to introduce yourself and say “please,” “sorry,” and “thank you”.

In part two, you'll learn more tips for becoming fluent in Spanish before your trip.

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Part 3: Becoming Fluent in a Foreign Language Fast by Using the News—Learn Spanish

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Another form of news media you can use to become fluent in your foreign language faster is television news. 

In the past, few people in the US had access to Spanish television stations. Now, there is a variety of Spanish language stations to choose from. Moreover, virtually every one of them broadcasts news in Spanish.

To learn Spanish by watching the news, you have two choices. First, you can put yourself to the test by watching it in real time. This is good practice if you want to improve your listening comprehension in the foreign language. You will be surprised at how much you will get out of the broadcast if you listen to it closely. If you don't understand everything yet, don't worry. Just keep listening, and it will get easier!

The second option is to record the Spanish show and watch it a little at a time. 
You can learn Spanish in more depth this way because you can translate every single word. It will take more time, but you will learn Spanish vocabulary that is up-to-date. This way, you will also know about current events in Spanish-speaking countries.

Using the news to learn Spanish faster and to improve your vocabulary is a good move, especially if you are a busy person who doesn't have much time to learn foreign languages. It doesn't require a lot of time, even if you use translations. Furthermore, you get to read or watch the news every day while learning Spanish faster than ever before.

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Part 2: Becoming Fluent in a Foreign Language Fast by Using the News—Learn Spanish


If you have trouble getting your hands on a Spanish language newspaper, you can find articles from Spanish newspapers online. Use key words such as "Spanish language newspaper" and the search engine will give you links to a plethora of online newspapers from all over the Spanish-speaking world.

You can treat these the same way you treat the newspapers that you get in the mail. Translate them and work on the words you don't understand in order to improve your foreign language vocabulary. Another way to learn Spanish through the news is to get an article from a newspaper written in English.

Print off a page. Next, if this option is available, request a translation into Spanish. Print this off and you can compare the articles to learn Spanish better. You will have a clear understanding of the story and of the way the words are used to tell it.

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Part 1: Becoming Fluent in a Foreign Language Fast by Using the News—Learn Spanish

For most people, reading or listening to the news is part of their typical daily routine. They listen to the evening news to watch the weather forecast or to find out what is going on in their area that day. They buy newspapers to read about local politics.

Did you know that you can also use the news media to become fluent in a foreign language fast? For instance, reading newspapers can help you speak Spanish better.

One way to learn Spanish is to subscribe to a Spanish language newspaper. You can also get information on how to study Spanish through your local library. 
The clerks will be able to provide you with the contact information for the newspapers, so that all you have to do is get in touch with them and choose your newspapers.

Once you get your first issue in Spanish, you can try reading the articles to improve your Spanish. You might have problems at first, but don't give up learning such a beautiful foreign language yet. 
Use a translation tool such a Google translator to get the gist of the article in Spanish. Whenever possible, find out about the story through other sources as well.

See if what you understand of the articles as you try to learn Spanish matches what you find out in your own language. 
Sometimes, the perspective is different, and this causes a discrepancy between the two stories. This only makes reading in a foreign language and becoming fluent more interesting. It helps you learn Spanish on a whole different level.