As a concept, the audiobook is certainly not a new one, with earliest vinyl-record versions being made as early as 1932 by the American Foundation for the Blind. However, advancements in digital technology over the last 20 years have allowed us to store enormous amounts of data in the hand-held devices that have become so ubiquitous in the modern world, which raises the question is listening the new reading?Continue reading “Audiobooks Vs Books: Is Listening the New Reading?”
In previous posts, we’ve explored the importance of reading for learning a language, and how audio books can help English learners to improve their listening skills. In this English learners post, we’re going to see how you can read and listen at the same time to help you reach your objectives quicker.Continue reading “Read and Listen at the Same Time to Improve English”
YouTube has given the stage to almost anyone that wishes to share their interests through video. Since all you need is a video camera and an internet connection, it’s not surprising that so many of us are having a go and new YouTube stars are appearing every week. From cat videos to language lessons, funny pranks to niche hobbies, there’s something for everyone on YouTube. Two of the more popular forms of uploads are video commentary and vlogging (video blogging). These videos usually have a comical or satirical theme and have taught us that people are not afraid to share! The most successful stars have also put pen to paper and given us some hilarious reads. With that said, we’ve put together the 10 best books by YouTubers.Continue reading “10 Best Books by YouTubers”
Like in your own language, reading in English is going to expand your vocabulary, enhance your sentence structure and give you exposure to a more complex language. It will help you learn quicker and consolidate what you already know. Reading can be done autonomously and at your own pace and is more effective than watching the television.
In addition, there are thousands of classic free eBooks available in the public domain. This makes it an ideal low-cost way to learn. All you need is an e-reader, mobile device or computer and away you go!Continue reading “Free eBooks for English Learners”
LGBT literature has been around for decades, and it is no longer hidden in a secluded dark corner of the library or local bookshop. Today, it is well and truly in the mainstream. Continue reading “Top 10 LGBT Themed Books”