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Guest Blog on Learning Spanish

Janine De Vries

Starting Spanish With Bermuda Word I started reading the Spanish pop-up stories with no background in Spanish at all. I did have a background in French, which helped me getting started because I knew some similar words and basic grammar. My first stories were fairy tales . Although I had not heard all of those stories before, it was easy because it is not too difficult to understand the clues in a fairy tale. It is also fun because after a few pages you already are repeating the very basic words (pollo, dice, rey, habia, un dia, ciudad, informar) and...


Celebrating A Year And Uploading Our Fifth French E-Book

Adrianus Van den End

The Holidays Are Here - Time To Get To Work! Most of us will have some time left for language study, or are going to decide on their projects for the new year. And we've got something to celebrate, with a year up and running, and producing over 50,000 words worth of French pop-up translated e-books, or more than 230,000 words of translated languages in total, and probably over 500,000 words of translation to English and Dutch by now! Time to look back at all our products and how you can use them to become fluent in the coming year!  ...


Reading Yourself Towards Fluency

Adrianus Van den End

First Grow Your Vocabulary Immersive reading is a satisfying activity that greatly improves your grasp of a language. Where a conversation might make you meet 500 words, a short book already gives you 50,000. Even if your aim is to converse with flair, doing so is only possible with enough vocabulary. You can waste a long time doing painful exercises in communication and still have a very limited vocabulary. Getting fluent in reading and listening will take you only a fraction of that time when doing it the right way, and after that it's much easier getting fluent in writing and...


The Potential Of Software Supported Language Learning

Adrianus Van den End

The Potential Of Software Supported Language Learning

100 Years Of Language Learning Existing courses, books and institutes that teach languages are all set up in the same way. They are designed for a scholastic learning structure. They offer tidbits of language learning over a certain period, often years. The basic atoms of language study used are pieces of texts, lists of words, and hints of rules. The rule taught is used in the text and does something with a word from the list. For example, John enters a restaurant and orders something, which gives us a bunch of words associated with a restaurant, and a grammar rule explaining...


Top Eight Free Resources Of French Language Learning

Adrianus Van den End

Tags learn french, learn read french

Here Is A List Of Sites That Can Be Used For Learning French If you want to learn French and you're looking for quality resources, here's a list of sites that we use ourselves. We'll start at the beginning, how to learn French when you're an absolute beginner. The fastest way to learn a language is to get a bit of understanding of French grammar and some basic vocabulary, preferably knowledge of a few French root words and how other words are formed from these as well. You can also view these paragraphs as the steps to learn French as...


Three Times Ten Steps To Learn Dutch

Adrianus Van den End

Tags Dutch Grammar, Learn Dutch, Learn Read Dutch, Read Dutch

Ten Steps To Understand Dutch Grammar And Learn To Read Dutch Here we'll list ten steps you can take to read Dutch and to understand what you're reading. It comes down to understanding the language and then consuming it. You don't have to rote learn all the grammar, but it is a good idea to get a comparative understanding of Dutch grammar before you start to read. Understand in general what grammar is and learn basic concepts - What are nouns, verbs, pronouns, articles? If you don't know, check out our Blog item on generic grammar concepts here! If you do know already,...


Learn To Read And Understand Swedish Fast And Easy

Fast And Visible Progress Bermuda Word Software powered E-Books with Swedish Fairytales and Swedish Short Stories are an effective tool to help you learn Swedish, in down to two months time. Because you can even read difficult Swedish fast with the immediate pop-up translation, you can read a few pages every day and learn dozens of words using the spaced repetition. Half an hour of reading fun and practicing words a day adds up to one e-book of 150 pages and almost 2000 new words a month, and two Bermuda Word Swedish e-books in two months, if you like. With...


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...


Learn French Fast With Bermuda Word E-Books

Start Off With Bermuda Word French Fairytales This e-book has been designed to suit beginners in the French language. Because of the pop-up translation you'll read easily through the chapters and with help of the spaced repetition you'll learn a lot of new words. Bermuda Word French Fairytales contains eight chapters with more than 10,000 words to read, of which 1400 are new, a lot of which are the most used words that you will encounter in French, so a valuable asset. Continue With French Beginner Stories Starting with French Beginner Stories is already a lot easier when you have...


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...


Progress To Reading German By Yourself Fast And Easy

From 50 Percent Unknown Words To 10 Percent When you start off with Bermuda Word e-books as a beginner in general the first chapter contains about 50% unknown words. This goes down fast as you learn the most common articles, operators and pronouns. If you finish your first Bermuda Word e-book you're at 20% unknown words or lower already for new chapters. When starting the next Bermuda Word e-book, if it is a Bermuda Word Short Stories, with generally more complex words, you start at just over 24% where without having finished the Fairytales, you would have had much more...


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 To Read Indonesian Fast And Easy

Learn Indonesian With Bermuda Word E-Books When you're still doubting the effectiveness of our e-books, download the free try out version of Indonesian Folktales and see how easy it is to read the Indonesian language and learn any new words via the testing. Notice how the software will ignore any high frequency (easy) words and focus on the low frequency (difficult) ones, and how you can set the practice reminder schedule for new words you learn.   Bermuda Word E-Books With Spaced Repetition Software Read Indonesian easily with the manual pop-up translation in context. Any new words you encounter can be practiced...


French Language Reading In Three Times Ten Steps

Adrianus Van den End

Ten Steps To Understand French Grammar And Learn To Read French Here we'll list ten steps you can take to read French and to understand what you're reading. It comes down to understanding the Language and then consuming it. Understand the basic concepts of grammar - What are nouns, verbs, pronouns, articles? If you don't know, check out our Blog item on generic grammar concepts here! If you do know already, go to step 2. Find French grammatic components in actual texts - Check out the text in the third part of this article, containing a chapter of French Beginner Stories, for examples of verbs, nouns, pronouns, articles...


Learn To Read Polish Fast And Easy With Bermuda Word E-Books

Adrianus Van den End

Tags beginners, Language, learn, learn to read a foreign language, Polish, read, stories

Try Out Our Bermuda Word - Polish Fairytales - Demo You finished or are in a basic Polish course but want to become fluent. When you're interested in our e-books, download the free try out version of Polish Fairytales and see how easy it is to read the Polish language and learn any new words via the testing. Notice how the software will ignore any high frequency (easy) words and focus on the low frequency (difficult) ones, and how you can set the practice reminder schedule for new words you learn.   Bermuda Word E-Books With Spaced Repetition Software Read Polish easily with the...


Download Hungarian Fairytales Demo Now

Adrianus Van den End

Tags Hungarian, Language, learn, learn to read a foreign language, read, stories

Learn Hungarian With Bermuda Word E-Books When you're still doubting the effectiveness of our e-books, download the free try out version of Hungarian Fairy Tales and see how easy it is to read the Hungarian language and learn any new words via the testing. Notice how the software will ignore any high frequency (easy) words and focus on the low frequency (difficult) ones, and how you can set the practice reminder schedule for new words you learn. Also check out our last Blog article on the steps to learn Hungarian if you need some guidance.   Bermuda Word E-Books With Spaced Repetition Software...


Learn To Read French With French Beginners Stories

Adrianus Van den End

Tags beginners, French, Language, learn, learn to read a foreign language, read, stories

New Product Added To Bermuda Word E-Books We added another product to the Bermuda Word e-books library, French Beginners Stories. There's now more than 6000 unique French words in total to learn using our e-books. Read and learn French with fun and ease! Although we call this Beginner Stories it has a lot of new words, and to start out with French Fairytales is the easier story (see our 15 August article on version 3.0 of Bermuda Word software).   Why Is This E-Book A Very Good Way To Begin French Reading It has pop-up translation in context, manually created...


Three Times Ten Steps To Learn Hungarian

Adrianus Van den End

Tags Grammar, Hungarian, Language, Learn

Ten Steps To Understand Hungarian Grammar And Learn To Read Hungarian Here we'll list ten steps you can take to read Hungarian and to understand what you're reading. Understand the basic concepts of grammar - What are nouns, verbs, pronouns, articles? Check out our Blog item on generic grammar concepts here! Find Hungarian grammatic components in actual texts - Check our text below for examples of verbs, nouns, pronouns, articles and coordinating conjunctions to learn the main components that you'll encounter. When hovering over a word you'll see its meaning and {} will indicate which grammatical component it is. And you'll learn...


Learning To Read English For Dutch Students

Adrianus Van den End

Tags learn English for Dutch, leer Engels

Bermuda Word Has New Products In Store For Dutch Students Of English If you're Dutch and need to spruce up your English or want your kids to learn English, here's the way to do it. Reading Fairytales or Short Stories in English with immediate pop-up Dutch translation in context. Bermuda Word Products contain software that checks the frequency of words that you don't know in the text and will subsequently make you practice only the words that occur very few times. This way your vocabulary training is efficient. The software configuration settings also allow you to set Spaced Repetition in...


Download A Free Demo Of Our Hungarian Fairytales Product

Adrianus Van den End

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Try Out Bermuda Word Hungarian Fairytales If you want to master the Hungarian language you will have to read it. Only through reading you will build up enough vocabulary to be able to say you know 90% of Hungarian words and to be able to communicate fluently. And only through reading you can maintain your level of fluency easily throughout the years. Once you're at the level of reading a Hungarian bestseller you can maintain your language by reading an hour every week, or more often, as reading is a lot more fun than word cramming or going through theory...


Ten New Bermuda Word E-Books Planned For 2015-2016

Adrianus Van den End

Sneak Peak At The Ten Releases For The Coming Year Order your Bermuda Word e-books now and finish them before the new ones arrive. Because of the immediate manually added pop-up translation which is correct and in context you can read huge amounts in French fast and easy, while learning new words by the hundreds. These new words will be remembered because of the intelligent and efficient software included in each and every e-book that determines which words you don't know and lets you practice them as much as is necessary to remember them. In the last year we set...


Ten Tips For Reading French Books After Finishing Bermuda Word E-Books

Adrianus Van den End

Bermuda Word E-Books Enable You To Read French Fast And Easy Because of the extensive reading and learning new words with spaced repetition with Bermuda Word e-books you're fast on track to read real French best-sellers.There is nothing more satisfying than being able to read in a foreign language. Of course there's a number of free French literature you can download from Project Gutenberg, from authors you'll already be familiar with after finishing our e-books. However, here we provide a list of contemporary French authors: Chrystine Brouillet - An author from Quebec writing detective novels whose style is good to start...


Check Out Our Italian Product and Learn How To Read Italian Fast And Easy

Adrianus Van den End

Tags learn italian, learn read italian

Download Our Free Product Sample For Italian Fairy Tales We now have made a full working Demo of Italian Fairy Tales with which you can check out all the features of our products. Use it to freely read in Italian because of the immediate and manually set up correct pop-up translation and the option to practice any unknown words using free testing or spaced repetition testing with reminders. These Fairy Tales have been copied from French originals by Carlo Collodi, who also wrote the original Pinocchio stories. The Demo shows you the possible uses of Bermuda Word products. There are...


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...


Check Out Our German Fairy Tales Demo

Bermuda Word German Fairy Tales Try Out Available Do you want to learn to read German? And you still think you will be able to do so using regular courses or graded readers? Think again. Save a lot of time by using Bermuda Word e-books. If you want to try out our product before buying, download the German Fairy Tales demo displayed in the catalog.   Learn to Read German Fast and Efficient! Download and check out the German Fairy Tales Demo and see how fast you can read through the pages and how easy it is to click any...