From "learning" languages to "being" multilingual! 外国語学習から多言語活用へ！
Fun, effortless, and effective methods for acquiring new languages, original and practical advice for raising multilingual children, extraordinary and unconventional ideas for using linguistic skills to achieve career success, and much more!
Hi everybody, I'm getting quite a lot of requests by emails and on my YouTube site regarding more videos. Uh... I have no idea what to do or what to make... but... I figured why not just ramble.
I'm gonna start something today. It's Saturday November 6th, 1:45PM in Japan. I am in Tokyo.
I'm gonna start this thing called "Pentalingual Ramblings". Yeah, random thoughts, it's gonna be ramblings.
Creo que voy a empezar algo asi, hablando de todo y de nada...y de todo lo que pasa en mi cabeza.
(I think that I’ll start something, talking about anything and about nothing…well, anything that comes to mind.)
(Well…just talking randomly…and adding subtitles to show you.) Read moreもっと読む クリックして応援してください！
I believe that many of my readers want to learn languages for travel. I think it is definitely a great reason. And I'm sure that we all agree that before you go, if you can learn just enough to communicate at least on a superficial level with the local people, you will likely come home with much more than just photos of monuments and museums. Read more...
Creo que muchos de mis lectores quieren aprender idiomas para viajar. Creo que es definitivamente una buena razón. Además estoy seguro que todos estamos de acuerdo que antes de ir, si uno aprende lo minimo suficiente para comunicarse por lo menos a un nivel superficial con la gente local, regresaria a casa con mucho más que sólo fotos de monumentos y museos. Seguir leyendo...
During my MBA, there was a course that I took called "The Art of Leadership". I remember in one class, we had a special guest lecturer, who had a background in theater, and the topic of the day was "teamwork". In one exercise, the teacher lined up 6-7 students in front of the class and proceeded to explain how to play the game. Essentially, the teacher decides on a random title and points to one student, who would then have to start inventing a story based on the title. Once the story starts, any of the other students can jump in and take over the storytelling at any time. Read more...
Some students are very motivated to practise their newly acquired language and are able to overcome their fears to initiate discussions with complete strangers when they go to a foreign country. I admire this kind of courage and believe that it's a big step toward fluency. However, unfortunately it's not easy to meet people who have the patience it requires to talk to students who are not very fluent. For these people, what is important is to move the discussion forward, so they will quickly switch to English and completely disregard the efforts of the poor student. But students, don't be discouraged! I know people who will be very happy to talk to you and let you practise your new language! Read more...