3.12.4 Modern Languages
In modern languages courses, as you would expect, the emphasis includes listening and speaking skills as well as reading and writing skills. To learn to be creative and spontaneous in the language you are studying, you need to practise listening and speaking throughout the course and in revision. Working through the course materials, which have carefully interwoven audio materials, is one of the most useful ways of practising these skills. The following additional activities are all recommended:
listening to foreign radio
regular conversations with a native speaker of the language
using a self-help group, in particular to work effectively on conversation practice.