Museum of Knowledge blog, Best Ways learn French 26052017

The Best Museum of Knowledge techniques for learning French

Learning French takes time, dedication persistence. The Museum of Knowledge enables students to learn French through various techniques including that of immersion. There are two options for language learning on the Museum of Knowledge platform. Firstly the students need to determine their level; intermediate or advanced.

The advanced language-learning programme for French is tailored towards business professionals and specific to certain industries. These industries include, Technology, Retail, Sales and Marketing, Hospitality Travel and Leisure and Fashion. French language learners will be able to take advantage of the various vocabulary and terminology used for these industries and also perfect their skills to an advanced level.

Intermediate language learners of French can make real progress with the varied Museum of Knowledge modules available, advancing from the beginner’s level to intermediate level. French language learners will be able to grasp vocabulary and that will improve their social skills and increase their confidence. Intermediate topics include travel, personal introductions and shopping.

Once Museum of Knowledge students have selected the correct level, intermediate or advanced, they will be able to perfect their key skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Combined with the rich vocabulary and sentence constructions they will have access to throughout the module, French language learners following the Museum of Knowledge programme will be able to learn French to a high standard and increase their overall fluency.


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How to speak English without translating from your native tongue

One of the key issues and barriers some students face when they decide to learn a language is thinking in their native tongue instead of the target language, in this case, English. The Museum of Knowledge employs various immersion techniques that aim to prevent language learners from adopting bad habits.

If a language learner is constantly thinking in Chinese for example, translating from Chinese to English in their head before speaking or writing in English, then the language learner is not truly adopting the correct techniques. It is true to say that in order to speak English, one must think in English. It is also helpful that to speak Chinese, one must be thinking in Chinese as Chinese is the target language.

The ability to think in English is related to language exposure. The more a student is exposed to a language, the greater the awareness of phrases and vocabulary and therefore the ability to express these thoughts without thinking in the native tongue. Immersion techniques offered at the Museum of Knowledge enable students to gain high levels of exposure to the language they are learning. These include vocabulary and terminology exercises as well as games.

The greater the level of practice the student undertakes, the greater the exposure and therefore the less need a student will have to consistently think in another language when the reality is their goal is to speak English.


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How to improve your fluency, learning English, MOK Knowledge news

Students who reach the intermediate level in their language learning often seek an efficient way of optimizing their fluency. The Museum of Knowledge employs several techniques that students can use to improve their English competency. Fluency can only be garnered when a student has mastered the four skills of language learning in English, speaking, listening, reading and writing.

The above elements are tremendously important especially as there are many words in English that are not pronounced in the same way they are written. Take for example the word “through.” This word is pronounced in the same way as the word “threw” but the words have completely different meanings and usage parameters. Threw comes from the verb to throw and is the past tense of that verb. Through is a proposition and adverb and used to describe movement between passages. For example in that context, one would say, “She threw the ball through the window.”

The best way therefore to enjoy full competency when learning English is to ensure that these subtle differences are understood and the correct usage of verbs and adverbs are used. This is one of the most important reasons why reading competency is also so important. When speaking, no one would be able to tell the difference in terms of spelling between the two words threw and through. The only way to understand full usage is by way of context and understanding this context can be executed via reading exercises that show clearly the two differences as well as spelling changes according to the context of the subject area.

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Improve language skills through MOKKnowledge vocabulary exercises

Students who wish to improve their language skills often look for alternative ways to do so than what is the norm. Museum of Knowledge vocabulary exercises are designed to be fun and best able to appeal to students who may find the task of repetition laborious.

There are really no short cuts for language learners and yes, repetition is the key to success. When words are spoken and heard repeatedly this enables students to remember words and phrases or else the student may read the same words over and over until they are remembered.

The Museum of Knowledge starter package for business enables students to access content for 30 days and during this time, students can set their own hours and read as little or as much as they need to. For the business immersion courses, games are also included so that students can further immerse themselves in the language of their choice.

Vocabulary exercises are very much a part of the Museum of Knowledge language learning experience for both intermediate and advanced business language learning. These essential exercises highlight phrases and vocabulary used in certain industries or subject areas. Gamification techniques are an added bonus to the Museum of Knowledge immersion, professional and executive programmes so that students can enjoy the process of repetition whilst learning a language.