Learning languages for Travel

ben.wilko1 By ben.wilko1, 24th Jul 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A quick section about how to prepare for going abroad and how everyone has the ability to learn some basic phrases in any language!

Learning languages for Travel

Ok, so this week's post is inspired by the end of the current academic year in the UK, all the kids are finished for the summer and are hopefully looking forward to a nice holiday with their families! In which case I would also hope that a lot of those families who are travelling abroad this year are interested in investing a short amount of time in order to learn the basics of the language of the country that they may be visiting. For some this may be a daunting task, but keep calm (that seems to be a catch phrase of mine!) you'll get the hang of it in no time!

Now, if you're just looking for a quick week away in a country other than your own, you might not want to invest in a phrase book for that country (we are in a difficult economic time after all!). There are, however, several resources at your disposal all over the internet, all you need is to pay a quick visit to your nearest search engine! Generally if you type in something along the lines of "*your chosen language* phrases" you'll find what you need. Don't get your hopes up if you're looking for a long term language learning resource by doing this, though, because you'll soon find a dead end in terms of vocabulary and grammar. What you do get by doing this is an insight into the language of the country you are visiting, and you'll easily be able to find out how to say such things as "How much does this cost?", "Where is the nearest train station?" and other general phrases.
If any readers of Linguis.net are going abroad in the near future, I hope that you have a great time, wherever you go! Just remember it's better to get a glimpse of the language and I'm sure whoever you end up speaking to will appreciate your efforts!

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Langauge, Learning, Phrases, Travel, Travel Tips

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