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What are Benefits of Reading Books When Learning a Foreign Language?

The importance of reading when we learn a foreign language is quite important since learning a language requires dedication and effort in order to reach a goal or a key point defined as success or completed preparation.
What are Benefits of Reading Books When Learning a Foreign Language?

The importance of reading when we learn a foreign language is quite important since learning a language requires dedication and effort in order to reach a goal or a key point defined as success or completed preparation.


When studying a language, it is quite important to take into account that there exist different aspects to be able to maintain a considerable effort in learning new foreign languages; in each language, a preparation and a progressive period is needed in order to reach what we would consider as a simple fluency when speaking a second language.

Reading is one of the most important and useful tools when learning a foreign language since it favors the expansion of vocabulary in a foreign language by reinforcing grammar and spelling, also helping the students to learn the correct pronunciation of all different sounds in this foreign language.

The introduction to reading in a foreign language from an early age is one of the best ways to get into a second language and be able to handle it over time. 

Reading helps people to learn new words and expressions in a foreign language expanding their vocabulary in a natural way by adapting indoor and outdoor contexts, helping to incorporate new words to a learned language in order to achieve a certain fluency. When reading in a foreign language we considerably improve the grammar in this specific language enormously, as well as other factors helps us to recognize how words are written and allows us to learn in an almost unconscious way a foreign language; assimilating the correct form of the words written and read.

The reading in different aspects favors the oral comprehension and also helps to the review of specific sounds and spellings that are worked throughout the period of the learning of a language also helping with the intonation and the application in the fluency of a spoken language. Reading helps a lot of people to have more facility and make them more expressive in understanding and communicating a foreign language to others achieving a needed fluency in a spoken languages and seeing other languages from a different perspective.

As a matter of fact, reading is a great tool to improve a foreign language, improving communication skills among children, adolescents and adults. Reading is also an important activity in the daily life of linguists and people who seek to learn a foreign language on a daily basis, making the learning of a foreign language a little more fun and natural by individually combining writing, comprehension and motivated paraphrasing of new texts dedicated to the progress of a language's knowledge in order to understand and speak it.

If we know how to distribute our time with the tool of reading in a foreign language; eventually, we will be able to notice different favorable changes in the progress of learning a language. 

At the moment of a personal evaluation in a language, we must know how to evaluate the writing, the reading, comprehension and the general use of the language that we are learning; as well as the oral expression and the auditory comprehension, managing to capture a language. Each language requires a lot of effort and dedication, as well as the constancy of motivation and the time invested in learning a language. When we read, our brain becomes more flexible and is able to learn new vocabulary added to our knowledge, acquiring new written and spoken knowledge and putting it into practice along with new sounds that we have probably never heard, accustoming the brain to the uncertainty of the meaning of a specific word or sentence, which is a very important factor when we learn a language, knowing how to make mistakes in order to improve from them.

When we learn a language and we put reading as a practice tool, we must know that the time and attitude that we invent in our language learning process, stands out in different characteristics, also adding positive aspects in the learning and on the progressive period of time during a learned language. When people are in a much younger age, the brain is generally more flexible to be able to acquire new knowledge and vocabulary by means of reading; since it is known that while the brain is younger and exposed to a foreign language, the sounds of this language will be much better developed in the future.

Understanding a language from its grammatical basis helps us when we spend a lot of time reading a foreign language and putting it into practice in our daily lives. 

Sometimes when learning a language we have the wrong idea that we can learn in a short period of time without paying attention to the grammar and the way in which the words are written and then spoken. Reading is an important factor and the first point in favor to many language learners when learning a language, since it is much easier and simple reading than speaking when beginning to learn a language. Many linguists and students prefer to start reading in order to get deeper into the grammatical roots of a foreign language without getting lost or bored when learning it.

However, there are many people who prefer to learn a language through speech and communication, which means they can express their own and external ideas to a particular audience. Reading is a main leader in the study and acquisition of different foreign languages; reading helps a lot of people to move to many factors when learning a language, factors like how to listen and focus first on what is understood and what is wanted to be communicated.

When we read, we can learn different types of  information in a better way with theoretical explanations in a simple and quite traditional system, also in a natural way. When applying the knowledge by reading we can take into account that with strong effort and dedication the human brain acquires new rules and different important points at the time of the development use in a foreign language.

In some cases, many people tend to give up on the process of learning a language, but we know that although learning a language is not difficult, it is also not impossible to achieve a certain goal.

Reading can have different points in favor and some other points in disagreement, if you read a lot and you can't learn how to use the sounds in a foreign language, you will not be able to take into account the knowledge previously acquired through the tool of reading. That is why the sounds and the use of speech is quite important when we learn a language; both go hand in hand with dedication and effort.

Sources: https://medium.com/@daniel.wdong111/the-importance-of-reading-in-second-language-acquisition-a8758c026486