COVID-19 has impacted all areas of life, catching the world off-guard. You and your child are spending a lot more time at home than you usually do, and if you’re like a lot of other parents, you’re looking for ways to keep your child from falling behind academically. If that sounds familiar to you, now is an excellent time to help your child learn languages online. At Language Bird, we’re just as committed as ever to the teachers and learners in our community. Your health and safety matter more than anything else. To help our community make the most of their newfound isolation, we have several free resources to help you boost your language learning opportunities from home.
Learn Languages Online With These Free Resources
The LanguageBird team has expanded and opened up our resources, making them more accessible for anyone who wants to learn languages online during this crisis. That’s why we now offer several of our language resources for free. You can use these resources to help your child with Spanish, French, Russian, or any of the other languages available through LanguageBird.
- Language Resource Library – LanguageBird keeps a vetted, updated list of some of the best language learning resources in the world. This library is usually only shared between our teachers, but we’ve made it available for free to anybody who would like to use it.
- Language Learning Blogs – Our blog posts offer tips and tricks for learning languages online, advice on how to choose a second language, and much more.
- Chirp Room Chat Rooms – Our “Chirp Rooms” let language learners connect with other people learning the same language. Chat rooms are moderated by native speakers, and they let students practice the types of words and phrases that they’d need on a day-to-day basis in a foreign country. These days, many students visit the Chirp Rooms during times when they would normally be in school.
- Bird Bites – Bird Bites make great resources for the days when brain fog arrives. The best way to learn a language is to practice daily. However, when you’re going through a tough time – like a virus-imposed isolation, for example – it’s hard enough to practice basic hygiene sometimes, let alone study a new language. That’s where Bird Bites come in. These are simple, five-minute videos that break down common or challenging language concepts. Their short length means that they’re not intimidating, even on days when you can’t handle a full language lesson.
Feel free to use any or all of these resources during your social distancing, and keep an eye out for “The Nest,” our latest resource in the works. The Nest will be a series of 30-minute long talk shows that explore different languages and cultures.
Why Learn Languages Online Now?
During this time of social distancing, lots of people are taking the opportunity to learn languages online. Some adults want to develop the skills themselves, and some are adding language learning to their children’s homeschool curriculum. Either way, online language learning can make a big difference in your social distancing experience. Language learning can help you or your child bridge the distance gap, getting crucial social contact while maintaining a safe distance. Those who learn a foreign language now will have more opportunities to connect with the world once the crisis has passed.
Quality Commitment at Language Bird
A lot of things have changed recently, but our commitment to education certainly hasn’t. Do you have questions about online language learning or any of our free resources? We would love to help. Feel free to contact us to learn more.