Learn a Language Outdoors this Summer
It is now summer time! The outdoors is calling with sunshine and warm weather! Maybe some of you think it might be too hot?
Let us know in the comments if you prefer summer or another season!
However, even if summer isn’t your favorite season, it is still an important season to practice your target language: English, Spanish, or another one!
Here are 4 tips to get you started plus a list of summer vocab words you can start using today!
Write down all the things you see during your summer adventures
While you are having your summer adventures, write what you see and what you do on a piece of paper or in your phone. If you already know the English or Spanish word, write it in that language. If you don’t know it, write it in your own language and then look it up when you are home.
When you get home, write the word in your target language and create sentences
Next, take all those words you wrote down in your target language and create sentences with different grammar structures. Example, if you went to the beach, you could write: “It was hot at the beach.”
For more advanced learners, you can write the different sentences in all the tenses and or different descriptions. Example:
- The beach is always full of people.
- I went swimming in the water.
- I am going to return to the beach next week.
- I like to use a paddleboard in the water.
This will practice your conjugations as well as help you think of different ways to describe the scene.
Practice speaking about those summer vocab in a mirror
Once you have your sentences, read those sentences out loud to the mirror. Then, once you feel comfortable, have a mini conversation about the items. This helps you start thinking in your target language.
Once you develop your thinking muscle, speaking will become easier. You might find yourself translating or having “blocks.” These will disappear when you think more in your target language.
If you have native speaking friends, continue to learn the language outdoors by conversing with them.
After practicing with yourself in the mirror, find a friend to practice with! Dedicate just 30 minutes with this friend to discuss what you saw and did outside in English or Spanish or any language!
You have already practiced the grammar and pronunciation, now it is time to put it into real life practice!
Some summer words to get you started
If you need some help to get you started, here are some English vocab words to learn outdoors this summer. If you are studying another language, look up these words in your target language!
- to sunbathe
- to burn
- partly cloudy
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