You have a choice of ways to learn a new foreign language. You can, of course, go online, buy language training videos or programmes, and there are many free resources for learning foreign languages.
The guides will walk you through steps to learn foreign languages and usually have a set curriculum. However, as we’ve explored before, learning a language is not about memorization. Instead, you want to choose a learning plan that uses contrastive analysis, dynamic immersions, and a holistic approach to learning, improving efficacy and retention in education.
When learning a foreign language, such as German, French or Japanese, you want to keep in mind that grammar, structure, verbs, nouns, and other factors are key to how well you comprehend that language.
The Agape Solution
At the Agape School of Education (ASOE), we offer a guided method of learning that fits any student. As all of our classes are customizable, whether you’re a student looking to pass the MOELC admissions exam, or an adult learner looking for conversational business courses, we can tailor our classes as needed. For all MOE students, we tailor our curriculum to the MOELC curriculum, which has resulted in a nearly 90% pass rate among ASOE students!
That’s not all; we even have courses available for overseas and local students, with our ‘Blended Learning’ and Online courses. Students also have a choice of 13 different languages, including English, German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Malay, Japanese, and Mandarin.
If you are visiting a country, take time to explore and research the countries’ culture. When you start learning foreign languages, having a background of the culture will help you gain and process information more efficiently.
Where do I start?
Online you will find a wide array of guides that offer you instructions on learning new languages. However, as there are hundreds of options open to you, it can be very overwhelming. In addition, some of the guides are costly. If you are on a budget, it can be tempting to use free tools to avoid complicating your financial situations. Not all the free tools are problematic. There are heaps of free online conjugation tools that you can use when learning French. However, it can be difficult for a new student to sort through the good, the bad and the ugly. That’s why you need an experienced and competent guide to help you when you get lost.
Explore your options. You have tools online that allow you to compare as well. Research foreign language training so that you grasp the meaning and can choose your choices wisely. At the ASOE, we keep our classes affordable for all types of students. Talk to us if you have any issues, as we are committed to helping our students succeed.
Like many foreign language programs available to Singaporean students, ASOE courses offer you the chance to employ images, audio, and video to get the most of the learning experience. Contrastive analysis guides are some of the better options, which use colours, textures or tone. The immersion guides offer students the complete tools to involve themselves in the foreign language training while applying their time, energy and concentration. This is one of the educational methods used in many language training courses today.
When dynamic immersion is offered, you work through training vigorously and purposefully. We’ve seen this method reflected positively in our students’ enthusiasm and an overall sense of purpose as they learn a new language. In addition, this approach ensures the successful completion of the program from start to finish.
Dynamic Immersion methods help you to build skills effectively in communicate foreign languages. The technique is most effective for those who want to learn about the culture of a language and improve their communication skills.
Learning a foreign language from Dynamic Immersion supplies you with the ability to improvise. By selecting and matching images to a word, the process is devoid of memorization so that students can control the learning progress and work at their own pace. Dynamics give you feedback instantly once you’ve completed a task. Feedback is beneficial since it helps you visualize your mistakes and find ways to solve them. You learn. After you have finished each task, you can add additional words and grammar in the next lesson. This process is so simple that even children can benefit.
How to find affordable foreign language courses
To find language courses that work for you, you first need to understand what kind of learner you are. How do you process information? If you benefit more from studying alone, then look for one-on-one courses. At the ASOE, we not only have one-on-one courses but even online individual courses for the busy, working learner.
With the ongoing changes due to COVID-19, circuit breaker 2.0 looming in the distance and the ongoing travel ban, it is the best time to buckle down and improve your skills. Be it in your career, education or general knowledge, it is wise to learn a foreign language. That said, it is always best to find a language widely used so that you can put it to good use. Or at least one that you will not only use often but will get regular practice using.
How to choose a foreign language course
If you are searching for foreign language training courses or programs to help you learn, explore and research the lessons to ensure you are being taught correctly and getting the information you want to learn. If you are not certain or want an already credentialed school, look no further than the Agape School of Education!