If you were born in India like me, chances are that you speak more than a couple of languages at least. I can read, write, and speak three languages — Gujarati, Hindi, and English — fluently. Plus, I can understand and speak a couple of others partially.
However, I always wanted to learn a foreign language. So after the first season of Narcos aired on Netflix, I was determined to learn Spanish. But, after using Duolingo for 10 days, I couldn’t continue the course, and I had to put my dreams of watching the second season without subtitles to bed.
My point is, don’t be a lazy-ass like me. While you’re stuck at home, you can surely pick up a new language. And to help with that, here are some nifty tools:
- Duolingo is one of the prime language learning tools that offers bite-sized lessons and puzzles for you to pick up a new tongue — and it’s free.
- Don’t want to take lessons? How about learning languages while watching your favorite Netflix show? Language learning with Netflix is an extension that provides support for translation in other languages as subtitles, with the ability to see the meaning of each word.
- Premium language tutoring app Rosetta Stone is offering free lessons until June 30.
🚨 PSA for all Rosetta Stone subscribers! We are offering free unlimited language tutoring through June 30th to add more value to your language learning while helping alleviate the social isolation so many of us are feeling during this time. Learn more: https://t.co/tV9vFvhuwA
— Rosetta Stone (@rosettastone) March 31, 2020
- Study International has a list of free language learning apps available right now.
- Language guesser is a fun game of predicting the language of a song that’s currently playing.
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There might be no WWE video game this year, I wonder why.
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