Hangul (chosongul in North Korea) is the writing system used in both Koreas, and it consists of 24 letters. Since there are 26 letters in the English alphabet, one could even argue that it’s easier to learn hangul than the English alphabet. What makes hangul different from our alphabet, though, is that the 24 letters […]
If you’re mainly looking for my lesson notes on Pimsleur Spanish I, you can directly download the PDF here. I love languages. I love listening to people speaking in different languages. But more than that, I love learning them. While I believe the best way to learn a language is to surround yourself with native […]
Let’s look at one way of learning a foreign language on your own. The following eight-step method is something that I’ve personally noticed about language learning. Actually, it’s not even a method. It’s more of a flowchart of the steps we (can) take to learn a new language.
How long does it usually take to learn how to have conversations in a new language? As you probably know, I am someone who tends to dislike “Learn _____ in 7 Days” methods, because most of the time these approaches just let you barely scratch the surface—in other words, they fail to provide any substantial […]
I’ve tried several audio programs that teach you Cantonese, and I’ve had a lot of success with them, but there’s one that has easily surpassed every other audio course—it’s Pimsleur Cantonese Chinese. The genius minds behind Pimsleur have created a awesome system that enables you to remember words and phrases almost magically—and more importantly, learn […]