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7 Technology trends on how to cross the language barrier

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Communication Technology

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to communication is the language barrier. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of the languages across the world. With most people only being able to communicate in their native language, it becomes challenging to pass information. But technology is making things possible, It is has become easier to communicate with people even if you don’t know their language. You can also learn new languages in the comfort of your homes with a smartphone.

Here are seven technologies trends that can help you cross the language barrier.

1. Learning the language with Dualingo

The coming of smartphones and apps have opened doors for people who would like to learn new languages. There are many apps that have been developed to help students learn new languages from their smartphones or computer. 

Some of the top-ranking apps for learning new languages include Duolingo, the app with different tests in different languages. What you need is just to download the app, and you can start learning a new language instantly. 

There are other apps that can help you learn a new language such as Rosetta Stone, Memrise, Busuu, and HelloTalk, among others.

2. Offline Google Translator

Google translator is another platform that is widely used by most people to translate foreign languages. The app which can operate offline allows you to translate two languages at a time. What you need is to type a word or phrase in one language, and Google translator will translate in the language of your choice. The good thing about Google translator is that it provides even the pronunciation if the word or phrase you are looking for. However, the online option offers better features.

3. Using Interpals

Learning a new language is definitely easier when you have someone teaching you. It is easy to get pronunciation correct as well as capture the dialect accurately. So if you have friends who speak the language that you want to learn, then you can ask them to teach. 

If you don’t have such, it is better to use the website called Interpals. The people from another country should not limit you. You can use the available technology to communicate with them. Phone calls, Skype video chats, and what is video chat are some of the tech platforms that you can use.

4. Use Spokeo to explore your Interpal’s lives

If you have friends that you would like to help you learn a new language, so Spokeo is an app that enables you to do some check on people. If you have a friend from Interpal, you can do a reverse phone lookup to explore their lives using their phone number. 

A reverse number lookup could help you find their social media profiles where you can learn more about their lives.

5. Video calls with foreigner using Skype

Speaking one on one with the person who is teaching you a foreign language works better than reading. But if they are away from you, you can still make one on one conversation a reality using Skype. Skype is an online platform or app that enables you to communicate with people around the world as long as you are connected to the internet.

6. Read foreign blogs

If you have a small grasp of the foreign language, then you can enhance your mastery of the language by reading blogs written languages in that language. 

The good thing about reading blogs is that you learn how to construct sentences. You also improve your grammar and learn how to communicate coherently. Read top-ranking foreign blogs since they are more professional.

7. Use YouTube and watch foreign films

There are many online tutors for various foreign languages, and you cannot miss the language you want to. Check for beginners videos on YouTube and go advancing as you must the language. You can also consider watching foreign films. 

You can also use Apple or Google music to listen to legal foreign songs. These are some of the ways that you can learn a foreign language.

Today, technology is making learning foreign languages pretty easy. Whether you want to learn online or have a tutor overseas, you have all the options open for you. With apps like Spokeo, you can do a phone number search to know if you are dealing with a tutor or Interpal friend. You can also do a phone number lookup to know if they live in your country of choice. The use of YouTube and Skype will also help cross the language barrier.

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