Learning by listening

The best and most natural way to learn a language is to listen to it. I always recommend to surround yourself with the language. If you can't immerse yourself in the culture where the language is spoken, or you simply don't have the time for it, listening to music, radio, and audiobooks is a great way to get used to the sound of the language, broaden your comprehension of the language in a passive way.

One shouldn't underestimate this passive input!

Through active listening you will not only learn the sounds of the language (phonology), the intonation, the accents, the tone, the rhythm of the language (cfr. prosody), but also the vocabulary, the many meanings of a word (semantics), the word structure (morphology) and sentence structure (syntax). 

I will share some of the resources I recommend to my clients and students. – Which ones would you add? Please let me know by mailing me at info@UtesInternationalLounge.com.

NEDERLANDS:

Audiobooks:

News read online

https://www.nu.nl/

For children

https://devoorleeshoek.nl/

For the little ones

https://www.muziekweb.nl/ (Liedjes met een hoepeltje erom)

 

DEUTSCH

Online Radios:

http://www.radiolisten.de/

Audiobooks:

https://www.vorleser.net/

https://www.audible.de/

http://www.br.de/radio/bayern2/sendungen/hoerspiel-und-medienkunst/hoerspiel-pool/index.html

http://www1.wdr.de/uebersicht-hoerbuecher-100.html

https://audioteka.com/de/

https://www.reddit.com/r/Hoerbuecher/

News read online:

http://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/nachrichten/s-8030

 

Italiano

Online Radios:

Trova un canale che ti piace su Italia.fm: consiglio i canali della Rai ( e RaiGulp per bambini).

 

Audiobooks:

Audiolibri gratuiti(e testi da leggere insieme da scaricare) su: LiberLiber

Podcast con audiolibri classici su ClassiciAudiolibri

Libro Audio per i più piccoli

 

News read online:

Notiziario in italiano online su RaiPlayRadio 

 

 

Please let me know if you have any suggestions, in the comments!
Soon to be added: Français, Español...or another language you know!

 

 

 

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