I bet many of you like to keep up with the latest news and events that happen every day. Then why not start watching news in your own language that you are trying to read no matter how much you progress?
In fact, watching daily TV news can aid in learning and understanding all foreign languages. I used to follow my TV News strategy when I was learning Spanish. I started with 24Horas and their Noticias (link can be found online). At first it was just hard to get all the details. To be honest, during the first week I didn’t understand a few words, but over time as my vocabulary level and vocabulary level grew, I was able to understand a lot.
As we watch we will always hear more than we can comprehend (at least initially). You can deal with it by watching all the news streams and going back to those bits that were hard to understand to watch again. Do not be discouraged if the news items seem to be introduced with rapid movement. This is especially so in the case of Spanish and Italian media, where presenters have a habit of speaking too quickly. When you first start watching the news they try to answer basic questions such as when, where, who, why and how that affects the news.
Yes, world news and events are constantly being broadcast on major TV news services. In this way, you can start following the news in your native language to gain a general understanding of what is happening around the world. This general knowledge of current events will help you understand more when you are watching the news in your target foreign language and your level of anxiety will be greatly reduced.
Yes! Finding a news channel of your choice can be the first step. Yes you can search for your TV channel and select any News Service you like.
Any benefits of watching TV news? Now what has happened to me?
Another good thing is that following stories will allow you to get used to both foreign sounds and different ways of speaking. By following the news you will often find a variety of speakers and news publishers who are speakers with a good dictionary and pronunciation to follow. In addition, the news presented will give you an idea of what is happening in the country where the target language is spoken.
Also, TV news often has so-called news tickicks (also known as “crawlers” or “slide”) embedded in the lower third of the television screen screen on TV news networks dedicated to the presentation of news or news pieces. News tags often vary between TV channels. With this example, Sky News regularly displays a black color tick with white text throughout the broadcast day. This tick turns yellow with black text to highlight the best stories.
News tellers can be a great source of new vocabulary for you as while watching the news you can write down all the new words from the news sections. TV or Radio news service. When I first learned English (my first foreign language I wanted to learn) I watched the latest BBC Radio news. Something with radio news is hard to follow as you do not have visuals (images) to support your general understanding of the stories presented in TV news videos. You are really exposed to sound – this can also improve your comprehension and listening skills in another language and you are not distracted by illustrations.
Radio news services often offer podcasts – MP3 files with news that can be downloaded and listened to over time. After that you can play the recording as often as you wish to better understand the pieces of news that you may not have missed.
Don’t have time to follow regular TV news?
Hmm … there is another option. You can install an app that will help you follow the latest news on your computer, iPad or your mobile phone (eg Breaking News). It is up to you to follow the news in your own way.