In the blog post Tandem Language Learning, a language-learning tandem partnership was described as a learning method that can complement language courses. More specifically, the following questions were answered: What exactly is a language-learning tandem partnership? How do I find a language-learning tandem partner? How do I meet my language-learning tandem partner? How would a meeting with my language-learning tandem partner look like? In this blog post, I will share my personal experiences with tandem language learning. I hope you enjoy reading it! Arabic on Tuesdays, Spanish on Wednesdays, French on Thursdays... Whenever I tell my family and friends that [...]
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Tandem Language Learning In the blog post Make the most out of your language lessons with these learning methods we shared tips and tricks for effective learning methods before, during and after language course lessons. The blog post How to Write a Good Summary focused on one of the methods: writing a summary. However, you can also learn a language outside the classroom. A language-learning tandem partnership is a relaxed, interactive and extremely enriching way to do this. In fact, a language-learning tandem partnership can complement or, in some cases, replace language courses. And the best thing about it: language-learning [...]
How to Write a Good Summary In the blog post Make the most out of your language lessons with these learning methods, we mentioned that writing summaries is a useful method for revising the topic discussed in class. However, in order that making a summary really helps you learn languages faster, you may want to consider some tips and tricks. In the following, we describe five steps that are necessary for a proper summary. Step 1: Discuss your questions and uncertainties in class The class itself is the basis for a good summary. Why? Let us imagine that you are [...]
Labor Market The first part of this blog series was about how language skills not only make travelling easier, but also more interesting and enriching. This statement was also supported by the experience report Volunteering in Chile. Now, in this blog post we will give you another reason why you should learn a foreign language: Multilingualism increases job opportunities. Switzerland is a multilingual country Switzerland has four national languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh, and is, therefore, a multilingual country. Thus, it is not surprising that a lot of jobs require a good knowledge of at least two national languages. [...]
In the blog series Reasons Why You Should Learn a Foreign Language we explained that knowing a foreign language does not only make travelling easier, but also more enriching. As an example, we mentioned volunteer travel, which allows us to get in touch with locals, dive into their culture and learn how other people live. In order that you can get an idea of how exactly volunteering abroad looks like I will now share my personal experience with you. I hope you enjoy reading it! Planning my trip and looking forward to it It was cold and wet and winter, [...]
Make the most out of your language lessons with these learning methods By taking a language course, you will receive individual support and encouragement from your teacher. The materials used in class match your needs, and your questions and uncertainties can be discussed at any time during class. As a consequence, language courses offer you a great opportunity to improve your language skills. Nevertheless, lessons often involve a lot of time, energy and money. For this reason, it is important to make use of effective learning methods before, during and after the lessons in order that you can make the [...]
We are constantly and everywhere called upon to learn a new language – just think of public transport advertising, YouTube Ads, or advertisement in newspapers. Regarding the target language, everything is possible, from English as a lingua franca to our official languages German, French or Italian. You even have the choice to learn a language with a different alphabet such as Chinese or Arabic. Being able to speak a foreign language opens new doors and has many advantages for your professional and personal life. In the blog series Reasons Why You Should Learn a Foreign Language, we explore one reason [...]