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Learning a New Language Outside of the Classroom

There are many reasons as to why people have a desire to learn a new language, especially children. For instance, a student is interested in learning a new culture in hopes of one day visiting that country, or two people from different backgrounds fall in love and want to communicate with each other. Whatever the reason, there are different ways to go about learning a language, ways that do not involve a classroom. Let’s take a closer look at the various aspects of education when it comes to speaking and writing in a foreign language.

The saying, “practice makes perfect,” is absolutely true. Especially when it comes to learning a new language. Practicing over and over again, every day, whether it is with another person, or you are speaking to yourself, practice will make a world of difference. Another great point is to carry a pocket dictionary everywhere you go. This will be put to great use, especially as you are starting out.

If you’re doing it on your own, it might help to learn with a computer software program such as the Rocket Languages series.

At first, it would be best to learn 100 common words used in that language. From there, you can start putting different sentences together using those words. Do this until you feel very comfortable with those words. It is also in your best interest to accept that you will mess up, and probably more than once. Accept it and move on. Another great tip is repetition. When you learn a new word, make it a practice to use it right away in different sentences. Using the word over and over again will help you commit it to memory. Finally, if money is not an issue, hiring a tutor is definitely worth your time. A one on one conversation for one hour a day, a few days a week, will do wonders for your speaking skills.

Having the ability to speak a different language other than your own opens many doors and opportunities. Speaking, reading, and writing in a different language allows you to take part in a completely new culture, which can be amazing and empowering. Don’t be afraid to pursue any dreams you may have concerning different languages.


Getting Around The Office – Computer Issues

Recently the office has had some computer issues take hold.  We had some issues with our computers giving us errors.  It ended up having to do with a driver incompatibility with the newer version of Windows that we updated to.  We updated to Windows 8 and our video card drivers were giving us issues.  We looked up some driver update software from and we found that it worked really well.

Computer issues around the office can really cripple us since we are so computer based with everything that we do.  However, with software sites like those we have a much easier time conducting our business and getting things back on track.  It’s hard enough to do things like that without that hanging over our heads.