Seek Help From Experts

In my last post, I wrote about how taking 1:1 online language classes with tutors really helped me up my language skills. How exactly does 1:1 tutoring help me learn a language? Well, to be honest, it’s the closest thing I can think of that comes to cheating when it comes to learning a language.… Continue reading Seek Help From Experts

For Beginning Language Learners, Eschew Efficiency, Invest in Interests

For the past two years, I’ve kindled an interest in learning languages. However, I haven’t really learned too much in depth; In these two years alone, I’ve flitted around 10+ different languages. Obviously, this amount of flip flopping doesn’t lend itself well to fluency in any one language. However, despite this lack of consistency, I’d… Continue reading For Beginning Language Learners, Eschew Efficiency, Invest in Interests

Learning Mandarin through… Nigerian Pidgin?

Mandarin is generally considered one of the hardest languages for English native speakers to pick up. Tones, especially, are noted as one of the biggest roadblocks for English speakers to internalize. My suggestion is, if these concepts are difficult to learn, then instead of learning them in the course of studying Mandarin, where you’re also… Continue reading Learning Mandarin through… Nigerian Pidgin?