How I Learn Languages · Life in Korea

Stellar Teaching: The Art of Breaking Down a Language

In my previous post, I quoted a language-learner who said that fluency in “a language cannot be taught; it can only be learnt.” That said, there are many other aspects of language that CAN be taught, and this semester, I was fortunate to have one of the most amazing teachers ever: Koh-seonsengnim (lit. "Koh-teacher," hereafter “Koh-ssn”),… Continue reading Stellar Teaching: The Art of Breaking Down a Language

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