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Every Language Learner Needs These Sets Of Technological Equipment

Aug 16, 2008
Any person who is serious at learning a new language must have the essential equipment that this endeavor requires. Just like any soldier who is out to take on a battle, the learner must also be prepared to face this obstacle with the right tools.

First, a language learner must consider how he aims to learn a foreign language. There are two settings--one is a classroom setup and the other is the self-learning setup. Either way, there are necessary gadgets that need to become a part of the language learning system.

Language Learning Gadgets and Their Features

* A good microphone must have two separate plugs--one is for rem and the other one is for mike. This means that the microphone must have a switch that would be able to turn a cassette recorder on and off.

Along with a switch, the microphone must be powered by a reliable battery. The microphone must also be just the right size so that it would be handy to use in public. A lapel microphone would be a good investment as well.

* A cassette recorder must have all of the following features: tape counter; two side-by-side jacks for the rem (for remote) and mike (for microphone); an option to use a DC jack or batteries; a headphone jack; an external speaker; and a DC adaptor.

* Blank tapes would always be a part of each language learner's necessities especially the ones that come in 60-minute and 90-minute tapes.

* A patch cord which would connect the computer's microphone jack and the tape recorder's earphone jack. This cord is vital for the creation of MP3 files. This can also be used to connect a cassette recorder to a computer or a short-wave radio. When this is done, internet broadcasts and radio transmissions can be recorded in the language that is being learned.

* A computer complete with speakers and sound card that comes in at least a Pentium III version. The computer must also have a large hard drive since this will be used on the creation of MP3 files.

* A portable MP3 player is best used for learning languages while on the go. For instance, a learner could easily review his language lessons by listening to them while doing chores or while traveling. An MP3 player is handy and is best for those who would want to convert their idle time into productive time.

Optional Language Learning Equipment

* A CD-Rom drive is necessary for transferring MP3 files into CDs. Doing this would save a lot of disk space and the CD versions could be shared with other learners as well.

* A Digital recorder is the high-end version of cassette tapes. Any serious language learner must accept the fact that there will come a time that cassette tapes will become obsolete as well as cassette players. For easier playback and usage, digital recorders must be a necessary investment for any language learner.

To be able to learn a new language, any learner must be prepared with the right set of equipment. Learning would definitely be much more difficult without these gadgets.
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