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.
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…
Japanese books for beginners aren’t all made the same. Language learning is a tedious process and finding the right materials to take you through to each stage can be bothersome.
Source: A Polite Culture Makes A Polite Language – japanese learning article – italki
The language learning plateau is an infamous sickness in the multilingual world. Have you caught a case of plateau?
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.