How I Learn Languages

Near-Native Fluency: How I Learned to Sound like a Native Japanese Speaker

[Picture: HYUNWOO SUN (TTMIK.com), FLUENT IN 8 LANGUAGES, WHICH HE LEARNED IN KOREA. He believes that there’s no talent for languages. You just have to figure out how to learn it. And once you've figured out how to speak another language, you can figure out how to learn other things as well.] “You must have a… Continue reading Near-Native Fluency: How I Learned to Sound like a Native Japanese Speaker

How I Learn Languages

English: Language of the Uncomfortable

[Image Source] A few days ago, in the WSJ piece, What the World Will Speak in 2115, a linguist at Columbia University noted that English is "on its way to being spoken by every third person on the planet." While that means native English speakers like me will have it even easier in the future, I… Continue reading English: Language of the Uncomfortable

How I Learn Languages · Life · Life in Korea

Yes, it’s OK to Be a Foreigner (Read: “Look Stupid”)

Although this is not the first foreign country I’ve been to, this is the first time that I felt… truly foreign. I do feel that I’m slowly starting to blend in, by which I do NOT mean that I’m dressing k-pop style, dumping BB cream on my face, and dying my hair in trendy colors. Some… Continue reading Yes, it’s OK to Be a Foreigner (Read: “Look Stupid”)