If you’ve been following this series on improving your listening skills in English, then you have already been practicing with subtitles, keeping a notebook to expand your vocabulary, and have checked out the awesome listening website, YouGlish.
Part Four: Talk Back
Listening to TV, movies, and videos and studying vocabulary is a great step to improving listening skills, but until you practice listen, understand, and respond to someone speaking the language you’re learning, you’re only doing part of your practice.
You need to add some talk-back time to your listening practice!
One easy, low-pressure way to do this is through an app like Duolingo. In addition to practicing vocabulary, reading, and writing, you can even practice listening and responding to simple statements.
While no app is perfect, Duolingo is a great example of a no stress way to listen and respond to English. As a side benefit, it can also help you improve your pronunciation, which of course is important when you want to have a conversation with someone in English.
Have you tried Duolingo or any other language-learning apps? Which ones? What do you think of them?
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