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Sgaw Karen: Why I’m Learning an Indigenous Language That I’ll Rarely Use

I’ve lived in Thailand for two years and my Thai is decent. I’ve dabbled in Burmese in honor of a couple trips to Myanmar. My Vietnamese goes as far as “can I take your picture?” and “take it easy.” But despite having close relationships with a number of Karen, I don’t speak a word of their languages.

I’ve never touched an indigenous language. At the beginning of this year, I realized I need to. Sgaw Karen it is. Continue reading Sgaw Karen: Why I’m Learning an Indigenous Language That I’ll Rarely Use

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3 Reasons To Diversify Your Language Learning Notes With Colour

The idea of looking at your bland notes after a long day of study isn’t the most satisfying thing one can imagine. The fact is though, we just can’t help not looking at them, they’re so… dull.  But don’t fret there are more than two colours in the spectrum… Continue reading 3 Reasons To Diversify Your Language Learning Notes With Colour

3 Reasons Why Slang Is Used In Spoken Language

3 Reasons Why Slang Is Used In Spoken Language

Ever came out of a really intense language class only to hear native speakers of your target language say something you are completely unfamiliar with? Slang is without a doubt a major part in language learning, some people call it “colloquialism”, others call it “jargon” – but for simplicity sake, we’re going with “slang” today. Let’s face it, no matter how hard we try to learn a language there are always some things that manage to slip between the cracks. Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Slang Is Used In Spoken Language

Language Learning: Classroom vs Solo Study

Classroom Vs Independent Study There are advantages and disadvantages regarding learning a language in a classroom versus attempting to pick up a language on your own with independent study. To ensure that you choose the most efficient process for language learning, here are some pointers! Classroom experience: With a classroom experience, you can get the same type of structure that you might be used to … Continue reading Language Learning: Classroom vs Solo Study