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HypLern French Reader

HypLern French Reader

Now Available! The HypLern French Reader for Android and Windows! We're starting to upload the Apps for all languages into the App stores, and the fourth product available is the HypLern French Reader for Android and Windows in our French collection of products on this site! You can also find the pdf+mp3 versions of the App here for a less interactive format. Here's an image showing the interlinear format, our new pop-up interlinear version of the text, or the familiar pop-up: In the "My Words" section word cards are directly linked to their source so spaced repetition learning is enforced with associated context:    


HypLern German Reader

HypLern German Reader

Now Available! The HypLern German Reader for Android or Windows! We're starting to upload the Apps for all languages into the App stores, a terribly long process as you may have noticed, and our third product available is the HypLern German Reader for Android or Windows, look for it in our German collection of products! You can also find the pdf+mp3 versions there for a less interactive format :) Here's a .gif video showing the new toggle between an interlinear format, our new pop-up interlinear version of the text, or the familiar pop-up: In the "My Words" section, word cards are directly linked...


HypLern Swedish Reader

HypLern Swedish Reader

Now Available! The HypLern Swedish Reader for Android and Windows! We're starting to upload the Apps for all languages into the App stores, a terribly long process as you may have noticed, and the second product available is the HypLern Swedish Reader for Android and Windows, look for it in our Swedish collection of products! You can also find the pdf+mp3 versions there for a less interactive format :) Here's a .gif video showing the new toggle between an interlinear format, our new pop-up interlinear version of the text, or the familiar pop-up: In the "My Words" section, word cards...


HypLern Hungarian Reader

HypLern Hungarian Reader

Now Available! The HypLern Hungarian Reader for Android! We're starting to upload the Apps for all languages into the App stores, and the first product available is the HypLern Hungarian Reader for Android and Windows in our Hungarian collection of products on this site! You can also find the pdf+mp3 versions of the App here for a less interactive format. Here's a .gif video showing the new toggle between an interlinear format, our new pop-up interlinear version of the text, or the familiar pop-up: In the "My Words" section word cards are directly linked to their source so spaced repetition learning...


OUR FOREIGN LANGUAGE READER APP WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JUNE!

OUR FOREIGN LANGUAGE READER APP WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JUNE!

Running on iOS phone or tablet, Android or Windows smart phone, or run on your Windows or Mac PC or laptop The new App we built is cross-platform and supports all above mentioned devices. For test purposes it's currently live on Android and Windows and Amazon Fire, coming up in June on iOS. Here's a .gif video showing the new toggle between an interlinear format, our new pop-up interlinear version of the text, or the familiar pop-up: In the "My Words" section word cards are directly linked to their source so spaced repetition learning is enforced with associated context:    


The Theory Behind The Methods Used In Bermuda Word E-Books

Bermuda Word E-Books Show Visible Results Fast As you can see from the number of words in every Bermuda Word e-book, the total goal of these e-books is quite ambitious. We're reading full stories here, not 200 word paragraphs in a text book or on a website. However, the fact that it is real stories written down by actual authors of the foreign language, makes those stories a lot more interesting than a tiny article about someones dog. And stories plucked from the language's cultural bagage have a lot more educational value. You're actually reading in the foreign language even...


The Ultimate Tool To Learn Languages Fast And Easy

Proud To Announce The Latest Version Of Bermuda Word E-Book Software We've been busy this Summer and finally we're happy to show you the new version of Bermuda Word intelligent e-book software, integrated in all e-books that you download from us, and our secret weapon for you to learn languages fast and easy. We'll show you the three great new updates that we made. First we changed the look of the e-book to make it more reader-like, and to have the option to hide the menu so reading is more natural. Secondly, we enhanced the settings page so it's even easier to configure a...


Learn Dutch Reading And Listening With Dutch Folktales

A Top 10 Of Reasons To Learn Dutch With Bermuda Word Products Here we summed up a list of reasons why you will really learn Dutch by combining extensive reading and spaced repetition software: The only way to learn a language is by consuming lots of it, and the highest number of words are learned through reading You read Dutch from day one with fun texts from Dutch authors, no artificial texts about hotels or restaurants Extensive Reading is a proven method, the pop-up translation makes it possible to read advanced texts as a beginner and learn hundreds of new...


Tips and Tricks to Reading a Foreign Language

Get Started At Reading As fast as possible. Maybe obvious, but not for all. There's a widespread notion that learning languages is all about cramming word lists or generic conversations, but the only way to learn a language fluently is through reading. There's graded readers for this, and online texts with pop-up translation, and the best texts to read are of course those that have correct manual translation as we offer at Bermuda Word. These texts keep you reading and don't force you to look up words in a dictionary, so keeps reading in a foreign language fast and easy....


Vocabulary Practice

Never A Goal In Itself Vocabulary practice should never be a goal in itself. Do you want to remember a list of words? What use is that, unless it's your grocery list? What you need is to remember words embedded in sentences or combined with specific other words. When you are looking for the French word for "Father", in the best case when you were taught at school, you will think of "Mon père fume une pipe" and then you will think hey, "Father" was "Père", now I remember. In the worst case you'll just remember "Père" if it was...


The Steps To Learn A Language Fast & Easy

Step 1: Get A Basic Understanding Maybe you already have a base vocabulary of the language that you want to learn. You might have picked it up at school, but we all know that after language education at school where not everyone is very motivated most of us end up with just that. A basic understanding. If you don't know anything about the foreign language you want to learn, get yourself any second hand coursebook from which you can pick up the highest frequency words and some basic grammatical lessons. Or see if there is a Blog article on our website already...


Learn Italian Simply by Reading

New: Italian Short Stories Now you can continue your vocabulary expansion with Italian Short Stories. Any new words encountered in the text will be learned when rereading the text until you are fluent, and can also be stored for practice, where the software will determine from the frequency of the unknown word in the text how many times you would need to test or study the new word to retain it in your memory. As opposed to the Fairytales product there's no audio added and as such the price of the product is lower. Example screenshot: These short stories were...


Dutch Grammar

Dutch Nouns Dutch grammar is similar to German grammar and to a lesser extent English grammar. For Dutch nouns, like with German, there are different definite articles ("de" and "het" both meaning "the") for which the correct article has to be learned by experience (it is "het dorp (the village)" but "de stad (the city)"). For this, extensive reading is perfect. Words and their articles are assimilated naturally. When you read a lot of Dutch texts you will only encounter the correct combinations of nouns and their articles, and as such it will become part of your memory. For the...


Extensive Reading with Spaced Repetition

Spaced Repetition - Fast, but Boring and out of Context To learn vocabulary there are two major methods, flash cards and extensive reading. Regular vocabulary training (learning word lists) has evolved to spaced repetition flash card systems. This comes down to learning and remembering all of the words in a relatively efficient way. However users of the flash card method often complain of boredom and becoming averse to the system. Another problem of this method which may well be the cause of this aversity is that one is trying to fill the brain in an unnatural manner. Your brain is filled with single...


Learn a Language through Reading

The Limits of Regular Language Courses If you are learning a language to order spaghetti when on holiday in Italy, or enquire for a room in a hotel in Paris, I guess you can stop here. If you want to learn a language to be able to actually read it and have a more complete vocabulary when speaking it, you found the right method here. Whether you want to read about the land or its people, or to read works of the interesting authors any language has, you'll have to become fluent enough to pick up to 95 to 98% of the words...