Learning another language will improve your prospects, whether you are looking for a job or want to study. This is particularly true if you want to work or study outside India, and improving your language skills online is easy.
At MoreVisas, we offer worldwide relocation services including visa processing services. With our experience in the field, we know
that certain countries value language skills more than others. For example, speaking French is worth Canada immigration points, making your application more likely to succeed. But how do you learn a new language?
1. Learn the basics online
To become proficient in a new language, you must first master the basic vocabulary and grammar. For many people, this is simply a matter of practice and memorisation. Online tools such as those offered by the BBC, Babbel or the Rosetta Stone program will help you get started. There are many free tools, so it’s easy to choose one that works for you.
A popular option for those with a smart phone, tablet or laptop is to download an app that will encourage you to study every day. These are good as they remind you to refresh topics you’ve already covered, cementing words in your memory. Duolingo provides popular, mainly European, languages while Anki allows you to upload any dictionary you like, or work with studies set up by other users. Both are free.
2. Get real world practice
Using a language in a classroom is often very different from using it in real life. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can begin to integrate your new language into your life. The browser, Chrome, has an add-on called Language Immersion that allows you to translate some words of a web page into any language. By increasing the amount each day, you’ll learn vocabulary that is relevant to your work and interests. Both the browser and add on are free.
You can also visit chat rooms in your new language, or arrange to meet a local native speaker for conversation sessions. Many foreigners working or studying in India are looking to gain experience in our languages, just as you want to learn theirs. An exchange can be mutually beneficial, and almost every city has a message board, online and at universities or language schools, where you can find such partners.
3. Get accreditation
Once you have begun to learn a language, it’s important to prove to prospective employers and immigration authorities that you can speak and write as well as you claim. The language accreditation exams required by universities and visa authorities can often be taken online, at authorised test centres. As full service immigration consultants India, MoreVisas can offer advice on which exams are best for which country, and where to take them.
Which language to learn?
Depending on where you want to work or study, and your industry or academic area, it may be essential to learn a new language or entirely unnecessary. For example, if you study in Amsterdam, many graduate degrees are taught in English, not Dutch, but if you want to study some history degrees in England they will require you to have another language. Confused? MoreVisas can help. We offer advice and support for every aspect of your visa application, so talk to our experts today, and we’ll help you realise your dreams.