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We have found that after learning enough vocabulary it is necessary to watch between 100 to 200 hours of films or TV programs.
If you watch TV programs, films or news reports you will find you will understand the larger part of them.
How we do it at 17 Minute Languages?
(Our CEO recalls how he learnt Spanish)
“In order to learn Spanish, I bought myself a pile of DVDs in Spain, mainly series.
After many episodes, during which I got used to Spanish, I then switched to Spanish with Spanish subtitles.
I always had a dictionary available, just in case.
In my opinion, if you already have enough vocabulary, then this method is one of the easiest and most pleasant.
One can enjoy the films and learn the language at the same time.
By the way it is not necessary to go abroad to buy foreign language films.
Most DVDs have multiple language options, that are noted on the back of the DVD case.
There are also online retailers, most of which have branches in other countries.”
Books are also very useful for consolidating vocabulary.
Buy simple books and a dictionary.
If possible buy the book in your native language so that you read paragraphs in your native language and the foreign language.
After only a few chapters you will already have the larger part of the vocabulary that the author uses.
Wikipedia is available in many languages.
We recommend the article of the day.
These are articles that have been rated as very interesting by a large number of readers.
On Wikipedia it is possible to read the same article in several languages.
Wikipedia has been translated into over 280 languages and dialects.
On the left hand side of the page in the menu it is possible to see which languages the article has already been translated into.
Every day new articles that have high ratings are published.
Another advantage of using Wikipedia:
It will also improve your general knowledge.
Now we wish you fun and success learning your new language!
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