Reading is a very powerful tool for learning a new language (see our recommendations for learning new language). It helps to learn the grammar and the vocabulary. But it is not just about learning words. You also get an idea about the a broader meaning of the words. You will also see that you don’t need to know every word to understand a text you are reading.
Reading helps you to get a deeper impact of a foreign language.
Some recommendations for starting to read in a foreign language:
- Read short texts. Or if you like to read a book you should read only a few pages and later check the words you don´t understand.
- Underline words and phrases you don’t understand. And underline parts that help you to understand the text (like key phrases) .
- You should read something that you are interested in. If not you will lose your patience very fast. Even if you are very motivated in learning a foreign language, a boring book or text will make you a lot of trouble.
- The texts or books you read should not be difficult. Because that can demotivate you. Maybe you will never finish a book that is hard to read.
- Some people recommend to read books for children because the use an easy grammar and the words are more easily to understand. That is not always a good idea because children books have their own special language. And finally you want to learn to speak as an adult.
- When you get better in reading you can start to read books that are more complicated.
- Some people recommend to read books you already have read in your own language.
- If you use some kind of ebook reader you can easily have a translation of words what can help you understanding the text.
How to read Spanish News and Events?
When you come to visit Ecuador you also want to have some contact with the local culture. But unless yur language skills are more than basic you will missing out some good local information about news and events.
One way to easily understand local information is by using the Google translater. The translations is not always tperfect but normally good enough to understand a text.
You can alos translate a complete webpage using Google Chrome. This way you can easily translate any website.