Museum Of Knowledge, 5 Tips Learn French French accent blog 26012018

Five ways to speak French with a French accent, @MOKKnowledge guide

Students often ask the Museum of Knowledge for its top tips for language learning, so we explore five ways to learn French and speak French with a French accent. One of the most challenging aspects of learning French is acquiring the right accent. Of course there are many types of French accents, from the standard Parisian accent, the accents of the South of France, the French accent of Quebec in Canada, the Swiss accent as well as the accents of the French Caribbean, just for starters.

Here follows the five great Museum of Knowledge tips and guidelines to help students speak French with a French accent.

  1. Speaking French with a French accent is achievable by learning how to accentuate tones. The French accent is very sharp so achieving this technique is important.
  2. To speak French with a French accent, language learners must learn to roll the letter “r” and also work on pronunciation differences between the letter “e” and letter “é” with accent aigu.
  3. As French is a very emotive language and highly accentuated there is more importance attached to the movement of the mouth when compared to other languages such as Spanish for example.
  4. Listening to French radio, documentaries, news bulletins and debates can also help French language learners improve their spoken French skills. Understanding how words are pronounced, how phrases are constructed and recognising the differences between spoken and written French are key skills that can develop the student’s accuracy and enable him/ her to speak French with a French accent.
  5. Confidence is the next step that will assist students to speak French with a French accent. Confidence will enable French language learners to project their voices, accentuate and combine all skills they have learnt.

In conclusion, the Museum of Knowledge has highlighted some of the main tips that are most likely to enable French language learners to succeed. In particular to speak French with a French accent, French language learners must perfect the skills of accentuation, precision and the rolling of the letter “r” in order that French speakers sound as natural as possible when they speak French.

Museum Of Knowledge, Learn German at Home without Teacher blog 19012018

How to learn German at home without a teacher, @MOKKnowledge tips

Can students learn German at home without a teacher? As an online provider of language courses, the Museum of Knowledge team is often asked which key skills need to be borne in mind for effective language learning. For students learning German, how can this be facilitated without a traditional teacher in a physical classroom environment?

First let us address the core benefits of a traditional face-to-face teacher. Of course private tuition is one of the best ways to reach high levels of competency and will ensure students learn German with ease. Alternatively, teaching in small classes of no more than six people is also highly effective. That notwithstanding, private tuition and small classes often incur high costs for those students seeking regular tuition so that they can learn German to a high standard.

Customized or shall we say personalized language learning can be more cost effectively achieved by online learning techniques developed by the Museum of Knowledge team. The adoption of structured module based language learning technique is how the Museum of Knowledge develops its core disciplines for students who wish to learn German without a traditional face-to-face teacher. Students who wish to learn German should also bear in mind that sentence construction and grammar may seem difficult at first, hence the reason why many aspects of the personalized tools offered at the Museum of Knowledge may be beneficial.

Despite the fact that students who wish to learn German can indeed do so at home, the Museum of Knowledge team wishes to point out that all aspects of the language learning programmes the team develops are done so that teachers can also utilize content and study guides for their own students. Therefore the notion that teachers are completely removed from the teaching process just because they may not be physically present in a classroom environment is a false one.



Museum of Knowledge, speak intermediate Spanish, learn Italian blog, 05012018

If you speak intermediate Spanish, how long will it take to learn Italian?

Learn a languagespeak intermediate Spanish, learn Italian. The Museum of Knowledge team is often asked how quickly a student can learn a language especially if they have already mastered another or have good knowledge of an alternative language.  There are some similarities between Italian and Spanish that may help language learners adapt more quickly. Some aspects of verb conjugation and nouns have a similar structure and most importantly, many words and verbs are written in a similar way. However the pronunciation of Italian is very different to Spanish.

The similarities between Spanish and Italian verbal communication include the speed with which both languages are spoken but that is where the similarity ends. The distinctiveness of Italian pronunciation may even present difficulties for those who are already intermediate speakers of Spanish. That notwithstanding, the vocabulary and similar sentence structure may enable those who speak Spanish to intermediate level to learn Italian within three to six months.

The length of time required to learn Italian is of course dependent on the number of hours a new student dedicates to language learning. To be able to speak Italian within three months and to be able to at least enter into simple dialogue such as personal introductions requires at least three hours of weekly tuition plus an additional three hours of personal study time.



Benefits learn a language with the Museum of Knowledge blog, 05012018

Benefits of learning a language with the Museum of Knowledge

As the Museum of Knowledge team looks forward to rolling out our online language learning programme in 2018, we highlight the key benefits of learning a language using Museum of Knowledge tools and best practice.

Flexibility Learn at your own pace and in your own time. The Museum of Knowledge offers students online courses with 30 day or 60 day access options so that students can organize their own timetable within this timeframe so they can learn a language as flexibly as possible. 

Costs Studying Museum of Knowledge language modules one at a time enables students to control costs. Each module is segmented into industry sector, via specific topics as well as specific skill sets such as reading, writing, listening and speaking. This enables language learners to access course materials and complete exercises without incurring the high costs of face-to face tuition. Students can upgrade their module for one on one tuition via feedback sessions.

Structured content- All content provided by the Museum of Knowledge is highly structured. This makes it a highly flexible additional language learning resource for schools, Universities and private tutors who seek new ways to teach their students and who are seek new innovative content and course materials.

Certification Depending on the modules the student undertakes with the Museum of Knowledge, students may enjoy certification upon completion of the course. This applies to Business level language learning for the Premium Executive level.

Professional courses- Museum of Knowledge modules are especially tailored towards professional and business people who wish to extend their learning and continue to enjoy proficiency in the language they have already begun to learn. Professional courses at the Museum of Knowledge are especially designed to cover specific industries across several business languages including English, French and Spanish. Industry sectors include Hospitality, Travel and Leisure, Technology, Fashion and Business, Retail, Sales and Marketing.