Ipod Usage to Supplement Language Learning

Eddie   Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:22 am GMT
Does anyone here use an Ipod or similar device to supplement their language learning activities? What have been your experiences with the Ipod? Many modern language learning materials indicate that the audio and video (?) provided can be easily loaded onto the Ipod. What do you think is the best Ipod for language learning activities.The Ipod nano or some other Ipod?
Guest User   Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:36 am GMT
More and more language learning items advertise that you can use them with ipods.
Zhong Wuji   Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:32 am GMT
Jack   Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:00 am GMT
In the Maintaining a Language thread, "T" provided the following:

Get an ipod or mp3 player and get audiobooks. You can listen to them on the train, at the gym, walking to school, doing your laundry, cleaning your room, etc, etc. You can also get free podcasts - some excellent ones I recommend are This American Life, the Moth and the New Yorker fiction podcast (available from iTunes and probably elsewhere as well. There can be issues with itunes if you don't live in the States, but there are other sources.).

The best part is, you can do it for fun. When you're listening to a good book, you'll be looking forward to the next time you get to put on your earphones. If you like fantasy or sci-fi, the audiobook series for Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" is excellent, as are the recordings for George R. R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire", Richard K. Morgan's "Altered Carbon" and many others.

And yes, 4 months is enough time to forget plenty. The best way to learn is to find something you enjoy that exposes you to English and to do it every day.
Stan   Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:15 am GMT
A highlight pen can also be very usefull.