Posted on | December 22, 2012 | 3 Comments
Is there a best way to learn languages? This has been the ultimate question discussed endlessly on the Internet. Even though the Internet polyglots, when “hanging out” together, would tell us there is no best way, in their own blogs and YouTube channels, they would share what they think is the best way. So is there a best way or not? I believe there is.
Posted on | December 15, 2012 | 1 Comment
There are the polyglots who speak multiple languages. There are the language learners who try to become them. Then there are those who just love watching people talking about language learning.
Posted on | December 8, 2012 | 2 Comments
It has been a while!
It is now near the end of the year (or end of the world to some). I think it is a good time to post some updates.
Posted on | July 9, 2011 | 9 Comments
Here in São Paulo, I am often treated as a local, and I don’t even need to pretend to be one. I am not sure whether I am ‘mistaken’ or this is just the way they treat foreigners.
Posted on | June 19, 2011 | 6 Comments
As soon as I stepped out of the plane and into São Paulo for the first time, I was surprised how much Portuguese I could read.
Posted on | June 16, 2011 | 6 Comments
At my very first dinner in São Paulo, I asked the waiter if he spoke English. He replied ‘não’ with a cold face, as if I was ordering something off the menu. There was nothing wrong with him, just me.
Posted on | June 14, 2011 | 14 Comments
Without understanding what the other person says, what you say does not matter. There is no conversation.
Posted on | June 3, 2011 | 3 Comments
In about a week time, I will be heading to São Paulo, Brazil to begin my 8-week Brazilian mission.
Posted on | May 13, 2011 | 19 Comments
So you want to become fluent in a language in 3 weeks? Honestly, I don’t think this is possible. Language learning takes time.
Posted on | February 8, 2011 | 25 Comments
The result (or “interim result” as some might put it) of Keith‘s now-famous “TV Method” experiment has recently sparked numerous discussions and fierce debates in the online language learning communities.keep looking »