Would you like to be in the book of records or maybe just have a vast language knowledge? This article will show you how some daily simple actions can teach you more languages, maybe not easily, but certainly learn them.
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The world has hundreds of languages. Many were lost over the times, some evolved, others were replaced by others, and English and Mandarin and the top languages both by number of people and area.
But many other languages exist too. How about learning them all? Maybe not everything about every language, but at least learning a something of each, making you a multi language talking machine!
This site shows you the top 30 languages of the world.
- Make a play list with a web radio streaming news only with each language from the list you saw on the site above. Configure your internet connection to play on station just for an hour before changing to the next. In two days you listen to an hour of each new language.
- Try to read blogs about anything, the best subject will always be the news, in the languages above. Read them from top to bottom. Most of the times you will not understand them but at least you start to see how the language looks like.
- Write a post at least once a week in each language. This is the hardest yet the one that is the most effective. If your keyboard does not have Chinese or Arabic characters, search for online sites with online keyboards that have. Click on the keys online to write with their virtual keyboard.
- Make a pod cast at least once per month with each new language you learn this means you need to make a pod cast daily. After a month you will have a podcast for the 30 languages.
How to do the blogs and the podcasts and read the news and listen to all these radios?
With Bing you can get a list of radios for each language, just get the shortcut file for each news radio for each language, save it on a folder or inside a Google Docs document, and then just play it. Instead of playing it just for an hour before going for the next radio, play it for the entire day, then play another language on the following day.
To write the blog you just need a Wordpress.com free blog. Here each category will be a language. You will have 30 categories. This is very easy, one blog is enough for all languages. People will be amazed at your knowledge of languages.
To make the podcast use the same system. You can mix the podcasts with the posts, people will love this diversity.
Finally to read the news, just RSS news sites for each language. Go to Bing and search for Chinese News, then RSS the site with Google Reader and put it under the Chinese label. This way you can group many Chinese sites. I would advise you to RSS just full feeds, it’s boring having to click on the feed all the time to read the rest in the original place.
Are we learning anything yet?