It seems to me as I travel down the road to multilingualism, that it only makes sense to learn languages in groups.
Take Japanese for example. I am having such a struggle to make it my own. Once I get to fluency in Japanese, why waste all the effort I put into learning it by just learning Japanese? I hear Korean is very close in structure and tonality. I fully plan to tackle Korean once I feel at home with Japanese.
Same thing with the Romance languages. I speak Spanish already and Spanish feels like a second skin to me. Why waste this proficiency with Spanish? No way! I am learning Italian, Portuguese, French, and Romanian as well.
Egyptian Arabic? Again, once I feel I can construct sentences at will and with ease, I am learning Modern Standard Arabic and after that, I plan on learning Farsi and Hebrew. Maybe, after that, I will attempt another colloquial Arabic language; Moroccan perhaps.
It’s amazing that I am considering learning all these languages when a year ago I believed it was impossible to learn one more besides English and Spanish.
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First, I decided to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test or JLPT. It is offered in the U.S. only once a year in December. Registration begins on August 26. The closest place where I can drive to is Fayetteville, Arkansas. I am totally stoked about this!
I ordered what I thought was the preparation book for the N5 level test. The N5 level is the easiest level. N1 is the hardest. The book I got however, is for levels 1 and 2! The book has a total of 9 English words, all of them on the cover. No problem I say. I have until August 26 to decide if I can make N1. If I decide to go for it, I have until December to learn the material in the book. No sweat. LOL!
Second, I was speaking to a friend about my polyglot project and he told me that his church had attempted to set up a Spanish class but they had not been able to find a reliable teacher. The end result of the conversation is that we will organize a Spanish class, at his church, every Wednesday night. Cool eh?
Third, I bought the Total Russian course by the Michel Thomas folk. I previewed it the other day and it is as effective as I expected. In fact, I believe the Total Russian course takes you farther than the other language courses I have by them. I think that the MT courses get you to a low mid level of mastery. The Chinese course gets you to a mid to high beginner lever (in my opinion) but the Russian one seems to go pretty far. I would venture that you end up at a high mid level and that it wouldn’t take much more to get you to a high level of mastery of Russian.
I believe at this point I have all the languages I will work on for the foreseeable future: Japanese, Egyptian Arabic, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Mandarin, and Russian. Once I feel comfortable with Japanese, I will add Korean. Fun!
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Ciao a tutti!
Questo è la prima cosa che io scrivo in italiano. Io imparare italiano lentamente e io sono male. Voglio parlare e voglio scrivire italiano poiché io penso che l’italiano è una lingua divertente.
Io ascoltate l’italiano e io potere capisce un poco poichè conoscevo lo spangolo e lo spagnolo e l’italiano sono simili.
Io riconosco che faccio molti errori ma con pratica io faré meglio. Vorrei parlare italiano corretamente , fluente detto un anno.
Grazzie per loro attenzione!