We are all raised in our mother tongue so we have a mastery over at least one language. But to succeed in today’s multi-cultural world, you should know more than just one language. Imagine for a moment, you are moving to France for your new job. You can speak only English but the language prevalent in France for work and everyday use is French. So how will you be able to get your message across to your co-workers and the French people at large?
That’s why you should learn as many languages as you can. Fortunately, there are bi-lingual audiobooks available that can help you to master different languages with ease.
What are bilingual audiobooks
Bilingual audiobooks use audio to narrate the contents of the book in more than one language, one of which is English. The other language or languages could be French, German, Spanish, etc. The sentences are narrated first in English, followed by its translation in the second language.
For example, if you buy an English/French bilingual audiobook, you will first hear the sentences in English followed by their French translation.
Why bilingual audiobooks are so effective
Bilingual audio books are very effective at helping you learn new languages. They follow a storytelling format to inform and educate the reader. This way, the reader does not feel bored and does not need to refer a bilingual dictionary to understand the meaning of words.
The best Bilingual audiobooks use human narration as a form of storytelling so the speech sounds completely natural and you also learn how to pronounce the words.
The best aspect of these bilingual audio books is that they are based on classics from renowned authors, some of which include The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde, The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Poe etc.
If you wish your child to learn new stories in a foreign language, you should really consider gifting one of these bilingual audio books to your child so he or she enjoys the human narrated stories in two languages.
Bilingual audio books are also very helpful for blind people who have difficulty in reading books that are not available in Braille. They can take advantage of these bilingual audiobooks to listen to stories in English and their chosen language.
How are the Bilingual audio books delivered?
The bilingual audio books are not available in physical format. Rather they are delivered in Mp3 format in secure zip files. You can simply unzip these audiobooks and start reading great stories in two languages.
It is a proven fact that people learn new languages more quickly by hearing rather than by reading. That’s why bilingual audio books are gaining in popularity by the day.