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Progress In Reading Comprehension With Bermuda Word E-Books

Words Known And Root Recognition Learning a language can be much fun and it is very fulfilling when you can finally read a book or understand something that's spoken in a movie or news item. However, 95% procent of people trying to learn a language never reach that stage. Presumably this is because of the boring lessons and artificial texts that go with them, or with the lack of visible progress and even those that manage to finish a regular course will find out that they cannot read a book yet or understand what's been said in the movie. Getting...


Learn To Read With Manual Pop-Up Translation

    Learn A Language By Reading The best way to learn a language is to read it. If you're short on vocab, that might be difficult. Unless, it's manually pop-up translated. No slow select-the-word-wait-and-see-half-translation, I mean immediate and correct pop-up translation. That will allow you to go through texts fast. Reading is the best way to learn new words as you encounter them as part of a story, which is the natural way for your brain to retain information. In fact, the "retention factor" also has to do with the number of times that new information is "met", and...


Visual Language Learning

Vocabulary Training Visual tools help with memorizing words. Rosetta Stone and similar online versions like Busuu use it to train your vocabulary or short sentences. A word or sentence is shown with a picture added. Visualisation helps learning. However, just as learning a list of words without context restricts your vocabulary to a kind of foreign language grocery list, a picture of a ball or a color will not do too much for your vocabulary training. A picture should tell a story. Art and Language Learning The art in the Fairytales and Short Stories products has been selected to fit into the...


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...