Utilizing Technology in learning a language

UtilizingTechnologyLearningLanguageI’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!

33 thoughts on “Utilizing Technology in learning a language

  1. Carolyn Page

    “Now, it’s only my iPad with the wireless AirPods!”
    So much has changed, Mohamad; many of them are fabulous time, energy and space saving!

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    1. Mohamad Al Karbi

      Duolingo isn’t bad. As you said, we can’t complain a lot in this regard. Sorry for being late in replying back. Hope you and your family, Nilla, are safe and healthy nowadays in Italy.

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      1. Image Earth Travel

        Landed back in Australia early February and now can’t leave of course so not sure what will happen. Very uncertain times. Hope you and your family are all OK.

  2. Mari-Djata Atsiaya

    I still use some old techniques to learn. YouTube is quite handy. I always strive to learn a little grammar and the moment I can read a little, I just want to fly; nothing can stop me.

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    1. Mohamad Al Karbi

      Thanks for the note, Mari-Djata, and i apologize for being late replying you. Yes, that is the most important point: If we want to do something nothing should stop it and we should be able to do it with any mean available…

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