Does your personality change with language learning?

Foreign Language Learning: Does Your Personality Change?

Within the realm of language-learning, we often find ourselves lost in a flurry of unfamiliar words, sounds, and sophisticated grammatical structures. Thankfully, all of this doesn’t drive us crazy (well at least not to the extent that we think).  We face a brief identity crisis which in turn creates a personality we would’ve never thought possible from our original. But how exactly can language-learning bring … Continue reading Foreign Language Learning: Does Your Personality Change?

Learning Japanese and Chinese Simultaneously : 3 Observations

My goal in this lifetime is to become multilingual…I am talking about learning as much as I can before my time on this conflicted planet ends…Chinese is the second language on my list of global competence. I decided this after taking multiple Chinese history courses and the result was wanting to expand my knowledge on a nation that had went through some millennia of geographical, … Continue reading Learning Japanese and Chinese Simultaneously : 3 Observations

4 Tips for Learning Japanese Through Audio

Language exists in the world of sound, we perceive sound as a means of communication. We use it to receive information and distribute the proper response. Regarding language learning, sound is the first building block to solidify an individual’s language core . Here are four tips to help you learn Japanese by audio. Actually Listen: I know it can be difficult to actually focus when … Continue reading 4 Tips for Learning Japanese Through Audio

The Monbukagakusho Scholarship

Recently, I was awarded the Monbukagakusho scholarship from MEXT, Japan (Ministry of Education Sports Science and Culture) for graduate studies. This scholarship covers basically everything while you’re conducting your studies in Japan and it even allows you a monthly stipend. Today, I will be sharing with you my process of applying and obtaining the scholarship. Things to Know Applications open up somewhere between late February … Continue reading The Monbukagakusho Scholarship