We all have that person in our lives; that person who has everything and is impossible to buy gifts for. Sometimes it just takes some out-of-the-box thinking to find that perfect gift.
If you are shopping for somebody who’s taking online language classes this year, we have got you covered! Check out these 7-holiday gift ideas for language learners this merry season.
1. Customized Foreign Language Merchandise
If you are looking for a smaller gift that can easily fit into a Christmas stocking, then the foreign language merchs are your best bet. Depending on the language, you can opt for customized French or German mugs or alternatively go for a tee-shirt with a famous quote or poem print in the second language.
2. Cooking Classes
Culture is an important aspect of learning a second language. Besides having conversations with the natives, cooking local cuisines are an engaging way to appreciate and immerse yourself in the culture of the foreign language that you are learning. A cooking class gift for Italian, Japanese or even Vietnamese cuisine is a thoughtful way for encouraging students to interact with the foreign roots and ways of their second language.
3. Language Board Games
Most people who learn foreign languages are often inclined to fill crossword puzzles and indulge in board games. Board games in foreign languages are a perfect gift for second language learners as it can build their vocabulary and confidence.
4. Books and Magazine Subscriptions
Foreign books and magazines are the ultimate traditional gifts for students learning a new language. Although magazine subscriptions such as Manga and other comics are a huge favorite, you can choose a famous novel translated into the foreign language that your loved one is learning. If you are looking for something more fun and humorous, a foreign language book on slang and swear words will make for an interesting read.
5. Foreign Films and Music Records
Watching films and listening to the music of a new language can help you familiarize yourself with the pronunciations and culture. This makes foreign films and music records a great gift for language learners. These can include translated musicals and films with subtitles as well as favorite music genres in foreign languages.
6. iPods or Good Headphones
Language learners use headphones during their online language courses and a pair of iPods or good headphones can make their lessons more fun. iPods have noise-canceling abilities and are cable-free, making them suitable for long conversations and classes. A pair of quality headphones can be combined with a microphone to help learners record conversations and classes for future reference and reviews.
7. Premium Online Language Courses and Credits
A premium online language course can accelerate fluency in a foreign language. 1-to-1 courses provide excellent tutors and conversational classes to help students hone their fluency in the language of their interest. This is a gift that both aspiring and current second language learners will appreciate.
Celebrate the Holidays With LanguageBird!
Holiday shopping can be stressful, especially when you know somebody who is difficult to buy for. The above thoughtful presents for language learners can ease their learning process and make their online language courses more fun. As a gift to YOU, here is a free guide that will tell you all you need to know about LanguageBird online courses.