Utilizing Technology in learning a language
I’m a big fan of self learning. During this period, I’m very busy with many things including learning Italian!
The most famous apps in this field are Busuu and Duolingo. Yet subscription isn’t really needed, the cost is very affordable.
I used to love Duolingo more as it has its own way to force you memorizing words… However, after the recent update, Busuu is more convenient to me – not to mention its social part. You won’t go wrong with either. Don’t expect to be fluent using any or both though. It’s just a good start, up to intermediate level!
Additionally, I’m using those two ebooks:
- Complete Italian Grammar by Marcel Danesi
- Essential Italian Grammar by Olga Ragusa
A notebook with a pen/cil is required of course. So, an iPad is plus!
I remember when I was learning English, there were many books (hard copies) along with audio cassettes and the notebooks in addition to a whole bunch of colored pens. Have I mentioned the size of the dictionary?! I needed a big bag then… Now, it’s only my iPad with the wireless AirPods!