In this guest post, Quinn Taber of Immerse.online shares a recent breakthrough about Immersion in language learning, and gives you some top tips of how you can use it to your advantage as well.
Quinn Taber comes on the show to share his experience learning languages through immersion, and talks about building his own language learning startup.
Back when I was first introduced to the concept of video games in the very young age of maybe 5 or 6 my passion for the English language began. It was an interesting time, because I would load up a video game and enjoy playing it without understanding a single word. With enough exposure to the English language I slowly worked out what commonly seen words meant.
I would also watch a lot of shows in English, some of my favourites being: Knight Rider, Simpsons, Friends, Married with Children and many more of the typical 80s-90s shows. This coupled with the video games and having to communicate in English a lot (to discuss tactics in a game for instance) meant that I was basically fluent at a very young age with no formal teaching.