Can I learn a language via the telephone? Museum of Knowledge tips 06072018

Can I learn a language via the telephone? Museum of Knowledge tips

Students who seek more flexible ways to learn a language often ask, can I learn a language via the telephone? In reality the method of learning a language is not as important and the structure and content. Museum of Knowledge modules ensure that language learners both those who learn a language at an advanced level and those who are learning a language at intermediate level are fully equipped with relevant content for their industry. For students who learn a language at intermediate level, they are equipped with the tools and relevant vocabulary presented by the Museum of Knowledge that will enable them to develop their language skills at pace.

One of the key reasons why learning a language via telephone is helpful is because it greatly improves a student’s listening skills. Without the advantage of lip syncing, language learners only have the voice to respond to. Certainly a student can learn a language via telephone but it is much more difficult for students who have not yet reached at least the intermediate level of the language they are learning via this method.



Museum Of Knowledge, What is harder for Portuguese speakers to learn; English or French? 15062018

What is harder for Portuguese speakers to learn; English or French?

The Museum of Knowledge team is often asked what the best techniques are for learning a language and which factors affect a student’s progress. What is harder for Portuguese speakers to learn; English or French? There are clearer similarities between Portuguese and French that both enjoy a Latin base even though accents and spelling of words and phrases is highly differentiated.

Sentence constructions and placement of adverbs and pronouns follow a similar structure for Portuguese and French. These factors alone will make is French far easier to learn when compared with English in terms of developing and perfecting your linguistic skills. Some French and Portuguese grammatical rules are also similar so on the whole Portuguese speakers will find it dramatically easier to understand the structure and context of French in the first instance.


What are the benefits of learning a second language 11052018

What are the benefits of learning a second language?

The Museum of Knowledge focuses on teaching students eight business languages so the team certainly understands the benefits of learning a second language. For students who already speak a language other than their Mother tongue, learning a second language should be easier. This is because some of the same techniques used to learn the first language can be deployed in order to learn the second language of choice.

These transferable skills include developing techniques to learn grammar and sentence constructions, understanding accentuation and accents in various languages and being as creative as possible when writing.

The benefits of learning a second language include but are not limited to being able to reach out to wider communities, to engage in business communications or social engagements. In a world that is becoming ever more global, the ability to communicate in various languages is becoming increasingly important. The power of negotiation can be mastered to perfection with good and various language skills developed over time.

Speaking various languages and being able to communicate effectively with your audience in a language they are familiar with are one of the best ways to achieve excellence in negotiations and presentations and is considered a highly persuasive tool for students to employ.



Museum Of Knowledge blog, Easier to learn French or German 23022018

Which language is easier to learn; French or German? by @MOKKnowledge

The Museum of Knowledge team is often asked whether there is a difference between learning one language over another. Do the same skills apply? Which language is easier to learn, French or German? The ease of learning one language over another is dependent on various factors.

A student who has already studied a language other that their Mother tongue is much more likely to be able to adapt to a new language. Therefore a student who has learnt French may find learning German fairly accessible. To compare each language, French and German in isolation of each other in terms of difficulty, some of the most experienced linguists would attest that German is more difficult due to the German accent and pronunciation as well as complex German grammar rules.

Differences in grammar rules may make German more difficult to learn compared with French, but this is mostly because Germanic languages have differing rules that do not apply to the most widely spoken Latin based languages such as French (150 million worldwide speakers), Italian, (60 million worldwide speakers), Portuguese (250 million worldwide speakers) and Spanish (470 million worldwide speakers). Latin languages are also referred to as Romance languages and originally evolved from Vulgar Latin spoken in the Mediterranean regions during the Roman Empire between the sixth and ninth centuries. For these reasons there is great synergy and similarity between the various Latin languages especially in terms of sentence structure and grammatical rules.

Germanic languages include German, Dutch and Afrikaans derived from Dutch. Germanic languages from the Northern Germanic region include Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Danish that are all considered on the whole to be more difficult to learn that Latin based or Romance languages. Why is German more difficult to learn than French?

One of the key differences between German and French is the usage of three genders in German (masculine, feminine and neuter) as opposed to the two genders (male and female) used in French. Some students may find the usage of three genders in German difficult to understand especially because correct deployment is not predictable. Every plural created from a noun differs in German with many irregular neuters and masculine nouns. Once again, those language learners accustomed to learning Latin languages such as French may find this aspect of gender composition difficult to absorb.

In conclusion, the perceived difficulty of German compared to French is based on the fact that German prose requires an alternative learning technique that does not apply when students undertake to learn French. Openness to new learning techniques and composition structures is the most important criteria for those who wish to learn German.