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3 Reasons Why You Should Use A Translator For Language Learning

Are you still asking yourself why learning a foreign language is a must today?

Aside from the fact that it is useful when traveling, it can pave the way for you to connect with people in a much deeper sense. Come to think of it, the fact that you can interact with meaningful sentences can definitely set you up for a stronger relationship may it be when you are speaking with the locals or working with a native speaker.

However, there is one thing that is probably stopping you from learning and that is the question: what is the best approach to foreign language learning?

Perhaps, you are also searching far and wide for the best language learning methods to apply in your learning route. Fortunately, there is no real end to the number of available theories about learning but one major theory that sticks out is the grammar-translation theory.

This theory is a traditional approach which states that the best way to study critical grammar points and master vocabulary order is through translations from your target language to your native language.

For instance, you can expect a whole passage in English to be translated into your mother tongue so that you can understand what the English version is all about.

From there, your language tutor or teacher will discuss the English passage and point out the word formations and grammar used in the model passage. Such an approach can certainly help out total beginners in the language they are studying.

Thanks to the development in technology, there are tons of available translator applications and devices that can aid you in your learning journey. Not only are they practical to use but they are also cheap and can give immediate feedback. Let’s get to know more about the reasons why you should use one and how it can affect your learning progress.

1. Understand Sentence Structures Better

Whenever you use a translator device or an application, you can get instant interpretation and you can easily start interacting with the locals. Thanks to modern tech, there are actually portable wireless translation devices that are available for a cheap price and can be used in real-life situations.

Through this, you can start learning grammatical structures and have the chance to identify the differences in word order and grammar as compared to your native language.

2. Recognize Words And Word Pairs

Getting direct translation for words can be great in improving your linguistic abilities. As with young learners, starting with words that are regularly used in real life can help you prepare as you slowly transition from simply memorizing words to constructing your own sentences.

In addition, you might be able to learn local slang which is helpful especially if you desire to blend in well with the locals. 

3. Train Your Ears With Your Target Language

Translation devices and applications can absolutely help engage your brain and train you to recognize the language around you.

The translation is important for beginners as it aids in ensuring that you get familiarized with the common words used in particular situations.

Since translation devices can be used anytime and anywhere, you can discover how interactions in your target language work.

Wrapping Up

As we reach this part of the post, we firmly hope that you were able to understand the role of different language learning methods and why translation is an approach that you should consider.

While there are still a lot of debates as to how it can truly help a learner, in the long run, we cannot deny that translator devices are practical and have the ability to help you develop confidence in the target language.

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Resident author - Mr Wee Ben Sen, has a wealth of experience in crafting articles to provide valuable insights in the field of private education.

Ben Sen has also been running Tutor City, a leading home tuition agency in Singapore since 2010.