One of the recommendations that language teachers make most of their students is reading in the language they are learning. Read, read and read. Even if you don’t understand everything, doing this exercise helps you better understand structures and remember vocabulary.
And what better way to do it with a web like paralleltext.io, which presents us with different classic works of literature that we can read in two languages simultaneously or with translations a single click away. We view electronic books online, without downloading them.
If you are looking for bilingual books to help you learn and practice languages, this website provides them in a simple (and free) way.
Paralleltext.io, a fantastic resource for learning and practicing languages
To access the bilingual books to practice and learn languages provided by this website, we only need to access it from paralleltext.io, first of all select the language in which we speak and then choose the language that we would like to improve.
It will immediately appear to us a listing with several books, eighteen in the event that we have said that we are Spanish-speaking and want to improve English, which we can select by clicking on its title to begin reading them.
By default, paralleltext.io will show us the novels directly in the language we want to practice and with the option to translate each one of the lines posing our mouse on one of them and clicking on the icon of the two arrows to show your Spanish translation and vice versa.
If what we want is to be shown simultaneously both editions, Spanish and English, we will have to click on the three horizontal lines that we find at the top right and select the Split View option. In this way, we will see both languages at the same time.
Finally, it should be noted that paralleltext.io allows us to hear how each part of a sentence sounds by clicking on it. Very useful if we also want to practice pronunciation at the same time that we practice reading.
This website helps you learn English (and other languages) by reading classic books in two languages at the same time