Top 10 Resources to Learn French
Sometimes it can be crazy to figure out what resources you’d need to be able to get started in learning a new language. It seems scary, but exciting at the same time. What’s great with the internet is that you can find resources very quickly but considering the plethora of resources out there, which one would you pick? Here are a couple of recommendations that we have at the Music and Language Learning Center to help you support your journey.
Being able to create meaningful connections through music has always been important for me in my life. I remember the first time I was able to make someone smile by playing a piece that reminded them of something they had gone through recently or being able to inspire joy through sound. ‘El Sistema’ was one of the first musical projects that combined the idea of performance with social impact, which has since become a world phenomenon. I had learned a great deal about its benefits while I had worked for the Philharmonie de Paris Projet Demos that was inspired by the teaching principles of ‘El Sistema’. Throughout the time I worked there, I had worked with great colleagues who helped guide me through the process, the importance of knowing each child’s individual story and why they were there, and have firsthand experience in helping facilitate community building with children who came from difficult home situations.
When we start a new language, we want to make sure that we want to be able to maximize our time and energy. French can be a very difficult language to learn by yourself and it can be overwhelming if you haven’t learned a foreign language before. Check out a couple of our tips on how to effectively study the French language in this week’s guide.
Are you undecided to what language your learner should study? The French language is a beautiful and expressive language that can be enjoyable and enriching for children. It can be intimidating at first because you aren’t sure where to begin, what resources you would need, and how to get your learner started? In this guide, we are going to provide some useful resources and 10 reasons why your learner should study the French language.
Throughout their early education, children are taught basic subjects like math and science to help them better understand the world around them. Artistic courses were often deemed less important, despite exposing children to a new realm of interests. This is where The Music and Language Learning Center, or the MLLC, comes in.
The MLLC provides a wide variety of courses regarding the study of music, along with three language classes: French, Spanish, and Portuguese. All levels of education are welcome; in other words, no prior experience is needed to take these courses.
Each course is held online with three different types of classes: flexible, multi-day, and private tutoring, or one-on-one. Flexible courses do not meet live and are instead taught through assignments. Multi-day courses meet at scheduled times over a period, and private tutoring is individual teaching.
Why Study Spanish?
Languages can be a fantastic tool to expand your mind and social circle. They can bring opportunities and knowledge about new cultures, besides allowing you to make new friends.
Language learning is healthy for you because it exercises and activates parts of your brain that aren't often used. Learning strengthens the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, meaning it produces the gray matter that carries some of the neurons and synapses of your brain.
Additionally, switching from one language to another can help you focus better and organize your ideas more — it can even help you be a more efficient problem-solver.
Ultimately, having a bilingual brain can make you happier. So, learning Spanish can be a great adventure and never a waste of time.
There are many reasons to explore a new language, but Spanish might be a bit more motivating than other languages.
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