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Change the Default Language on Your Gadgets to Help You Learn a Language

Change Gadget Settings to Help You Learn a New Language

I've heard that the way to learn a language quickly is to immerse yourself in it, and although you may not be able to move to the country of your choice, adjusting small things in your everyday life can help you learn and remember a language more efficiently. For example, did you know that PetSugar speaks Italian? Neither did I, until she told me she changed the default language on her iPhone to Italian. Sure, she's already familiar with the icons, but now she can start reading and recognizing the language every day.

The good news is, this trick isn't limited to your iPhone. You can change the language settings on nearly all of your gadgets: your Nintendo DS, your TV, and even your computer. When you're trying to learn (or re-learn) a language, every little bit helps.

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brutalcupcake brutalcupcake 8 years
I do that with my nintendo ds hahaha
yellinln yellinln 8 years
Facebook will even let you change your language to "Pirate English"
devils devils 8 years
I've actually done this to help me learn some Swedish & FInnish words XD It does help :)
blossommac blossommac 8 years
is actually pretty good idea... also you can dowload the podcast on itunes to learn different languages
thescott thescott 8 years
Ha! This is actually a pretty clever idea.
funkygeorge funkygeorge 8 years
You can also do it to certain social networking websites, like facebook. It's definitely helping me to improve my french.
stylinfabqueen stylinfabqueen 8 years
This is a really cool idea. I'm trying learn conversational french and alittle Japanese. I'm going to give this a try...
Sofia-Soubrette Sofia-Soubrette 8 years
I thought about doing this when I got my iPhone...but I'd be afraid I wouldn't be able to switch it back when I really needed it! Haha...I'm a worrier ;)
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