I think many people like to keep up with news and events. Then, why not watch the news in the language that you’re learning?
Even though it may seem counterintuitive, daily viewing of TV news can aid in learning and understanding a foreign tongue. When learning Spanish, my TV News strategy was the one I followed. I started learning Spanish with 24Horas. It was very difficult at first to absorb all of the information. You have to be truthful. I couldn’t understand much of the information the first week. As my vocabulary improved and my grammar knowledge improved, I became more proficient.
We’ll always hear more from the news than we can actually understand. It’s possible for you to take in the entire news broadcast then return to the bits that you don’t understand. Even if it seems that the news pieces are being presented in a quick motion, don’t despair. This is a common problem for Spanish and Italian news. They tend to talk fast. You can start to understand the basics of the news by simply asking questions such as: when, what, where, who and why?
The news and global events are all broadcast live on major TV news channels. This allows you to start following the news in your language to get a better understanding of what’s happening all around the world. This knowledge will help you better understand what is happening around the world and it will reduce anxiety.
Yep! That’s the first step. You can search for any TV channel you prefer and then choose any News Service.
Any benefits from watching TV news So what’s the benefit to me from watching TV news?
Another advantage of following news is the ability to adapt to different accents and languages. It is common to find news reporters and speakers who can speak fluently in English. A presentation of news stories can give you a better idea of what’s happening in the country that speaks your language.
Also, TV news often has the so-called “news tickers” (also known by “crawler or “slide”) which are displayed in the lower third on television news networks dedicated for presenting news headlines. There are usually different news tickers for each TV station. Sky News, for instance, always uses a black color ticker with text in white throughout the broadcast day. This ticker becomes yellow with black text to highlight breaking information.