English is one of the most frequently spoken languages in the world, but for a learner of the English language, it isn’t the easiest thing to perfect.
What makes English different from most other languages is that the order of the wording used in a sentence follows distinct rules that don’t come naturally to non-native speakers. Like most things in life, learning a new language is a skill that ought to be honed regularly.
Daily reading enhances a Learner’s Vocabulary
Habitual daily reading in English creates a sense of familiarity with the tongue. The Korea Times always has a new story to share. That’s the thing about news; there is always something new to tell. The Korea Times offers readers daily news in real time. Reading about a different story each day introduces a person to a new theme and range of vocabulary on a regular basis.
The Korea Times follows up on leading stories. For an English learner, reading about a follow-up story can help the student to know how to form connections with stories they have read before. Not only does this spark a memory of the new language they are learning (English), re-reading the details of a previously read story helps learners to be able to speak more confidently of a topic in open dialogue.
Similarly, reading a follow-up helps learners to understand how to talk about a previous account in past tense and the correct pool of words associated with adding to an existing account.
The Korea Times heralds itself in providing people with the latest news in a whole score of fields, including political, social and scientific news. Regularly reading news from different areas promotes a wider depth of understanding of the world. The reader also learns a pool of sophisticated vocabulary to suit each subject.
Readers can relate to the English Language
Furthermore, reading of current world events in English builds a stronger foundation of knowledge, as readers are introduced to new names and places.
However, being exposed to local news in the foreign language that is English, illustrates the words to the reader in a way that reading world news cannot. The concept of reading about events taking place within and around Korea, events that are close to home – allows the reader to put the language into retrospect. English then acts not as a distant form of communication, but a language that is tangible.
K Times dedicates an entire section of their online news site to ‘culture,’ which includes a subsection titled, ‘Korean Traditions.’ Reading of traditions, they are acquainted with and partake in them, accompanied by images of locations and artifacts that they are more accustomed to seeing. This certainly boosts the connection a Korean looking to not only learn English but attach meaning to the language. Retaining a new language that consists of information that can be digested easier pushes the learner to see the new language from an outlook to which they are familiar.
Each new issue of The Korea Times acts as a tool to enhance a reader’s knowledge of English.
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