How to make learning a language fun! Learning a language does not have to be difficult, time-consuming or boring these days. If you can find ways to enjoy learning a language so that it doesn’t feel like studying, then you are more likely to stick at it for longer and be more successful. Here are 10 fun ways to enjoy learning languages: 1. Cook a recipe in the target language Find an online recipe or a foreign recipe book with the instructions in the language you are learning. Not only will you learn the names [...]
Simply thrilled to hear that KLOO has won the prestigious Tutorful Award for BEST TOYS AND GAMES TO LEARN FRENCH This is all the more rewarding knowing that Tutorful is used by over 10,000 tutors to match them with students learning languages all over the UK. Knowing that the game is rated highly by tutors and students has put a big smile on our faces. Tutorful says: KLOO has turned learning a language into a game so that all you have to do is play – and the language comes naturally. Players score points by learning [...]
Sometimes a fact comes along which is so far out of kilter with what you believed, it stops you dead in your tracks….and I saw one a few days ago in The Guardian about language learning. The article itself was about the mental health benefits of bilingualism. It was nugget tucked inside, however, that caught my attention. Before I reveal the answer, I am going to pose the question, to see whether you were any closer in your perception than myself…. What percentage of the world’s population do you think speak at least 2 languages? [...]
Many language systems are actually very poor. The result? You find it difficult, you become demotivated and start to believe that you don't have the skills to learn (which is simply untrue). The good news is, there are great resources available, if you know where to look.
Learn these and your ability to express yourself quickly and easily will grow exponentially. That's why it's a great place for language beginners to start.
A Study of The Power of Games to Motivate Learners Teaching languages is no easy task We have a lot of empathy with language teachers. MFL is, without doubt, a difficult subject to teach - more difficult than most. Teachers need to somehow motivate students to learn lots of data (words) which are also annoyingly fiddly and work to some arcane grammatical rules. That would be OK if every student in the class was a model student and prepared to knuckle under...but that's not the universe we live in. In reality many students tune out as soon as the tough stuff comes long. [...]
When you use the power of Discovery Learning coupled with placing words in context and then wrapping the whole experience in a game - a strange thing happens. Picking up words becomes automatic and almost effortless.
We learned in a natural way - picking up the words we wanted to know, when we wanted to know them. It's called Discovery Learning and it's the most powerful way to learn a language.
Trafalgar Junior School learn to speak Spanish by playing KLOO. The children show how easy it is to play and make foreign sentences. Language Teachers explain how KLOO accelerates learning while making language fun.