Imagine you have just been hired to be a translator for someone. You must translate a piece of text to your native language; then, you must translate text from your native language to your target language. Are you up for the challenge? Great!
Now, I know you're wondering how this activity might help you in your language learning endeavors. This activity will not only strengthen your reading abilities in your target language, but it will also improve your understanding of the vocabulary and phrases and stimulate an interpretation of various words. Only until you know the exact meaning of a word or phrase and how it can be interpreted can you fully understand and be understood by native speakers of your target language.
Find letters, articles, or comic strips in your target language to translate. Translate messages, poems, or dialogues from your native language to your target language.
I challenge you to become a translator for a day and watch the understanding of your target language improve.
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