As we know, technology is evolving 24/7. From simple mobile phones to smart phones, CD’s to MP3’s, laptops to tablets, the list is endless. Technology is always on the go but how does the evolution of technology really help us in our everyday life?
New technology such as the Apple iPad, Android Tablet and even smart phones all have one thing in common, they are portable. You can take them anywhere with you and they don’t take up much space in your bag or pockets. Having such portable devices make life easier as you have access to nearly everything in one touch. You can access the web to check your e-mails, social media networks, update important events etc. These devices come in several different languages, so if you’re not sure about what your new device does, then you can easily access the internet for Technical translation services. YouTube is the most popular online video sharing website on the internet. It is also one of the most popular free language learning sources on the internet. However its reliability is always questionable.
Now, how does the evolution of technology help us in learning a new language?
Learning a new language can be difficult, especially for adults. For some it may be boring and tedious as it’s a whole new language you are learning, but for some people learning a language is their passion. It can also be very expensive and time consuming as you may have to enrol in a course. We all know that big text books are not fun; instead they can put you to sleep. Instead technology has found a way of making a new language fun and easy to learn.
Online tools have become a number one way of learning a new language on the go and best of all, it is free. You are now able to access software online and download within minutes straight to your tablet, laptop or mobile phone. As opposed to when Windows 95 was around, the main way of accessing software was through CD ROM.
Being able to have instant access to language learning resources is a great asset. There are many websites that are able to provide you with the facility of learning a new language. Not only do you learn by reading but you can also learn by using interactive games and lessons each website provides. This way you can learn through phonics which improves your vocabulary and fluency when speaking.
How do you know your progress? Well most websites will require you to sing up (free) in order to keep a track of your progress. It will show you your strong and weak points; here you can see where you need to improve. Using technology to learn a new language is a great idea as it is more interactive, you can stop your online course and resume at any time, you can even use a smart phone to learn a new language. This is how much technology has evolved from the first computer/phone.
The fact that you are able to access learning resources instantly from any device on the go has made learning a new language easy, enjoyable and most of all fun! You can learn at your own pace, you no longer need to enrol to an expensive course and you’ll be able to speak languages such as Mandarin, Italian or Spanish in no time.
Authors Bio: Nancy Carranza, 24 year old university graduate with an artistic background. Bilingual and works at Translation Services 24 Ltd. Specialising in Spanish Translation.