Tag Archives: learning a foreign language

Korean Pasta?

I understand, it sounds weird. Korean pasta? What’s that about? As with pretty much everything on this blog, it’s about language. Specifically, it’s a continuation from my most recent post and the question of what to learn first. At the … Continue reading

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What hump?

I cannot help myself – it is too tempting to use a moment from my favourite ever (comic) movie as a Post title. With all due respect to the late great Marty Feldman, not only have I found my hump, … Continue reading

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Hit the slopes

It’s winter-time down here, and some are thinking about skiing. Not your humble correspondent, who remains faithful to his obsession with language. Nevertheless, the seasonal discussions have dented my bubble and that, along with a challenging couple of days with … Continue reading

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Deep? Moi?

There is a certain mindset that says that if a little bit of an activity is good, then a whole heap must be fantastic. This is the person who decides that if a glass of wine is good for your … Continue reading

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Running away at home

Most of us take the Edmund Hillary approach to our lives: Why? Because it’s there. Whenever we think about our families, our careers, our hobbies or even our politics, we glide over the nuances of our potential options, and simply … Continue reading

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Does teaching matter?

I started this journey a few weeks ago with a number of ideas in mind. The foremost, how well would I learn different languages with different approaches. Of the five languages that I am attempting to learn (not too cocky … Continue reading

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Moustache in the sky with Diamonds

I had already decided that it was time for an Arabic blog. But yesterday evening’s class produced an incident (positive) that was further blog-fodder. So here we go; two posts for the price of one. Putting me further outside of … Continue reading

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