Academic

Dec
27

Cultural Landmines in Asia – How to Defuse them BEFORE Losing a Limb

There is no money in speaking languages. Particularly in this part of the world (Asia), it sometimes feels like the more languages you speak, the less money you stand to make. That is unless rather than focusing on the languages, you focus on what value those languages can bring to businesses working with the people who […]

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Dec
22

What Words Should I Learn First When Learning a Language?

** UPDATE ** I have added several languages to the chart as well as increased the base word list.  This chart is far from comprehensive.  It was originally just something done for myself, wanting to take an available resource and exploit it for my own learning benefit.  Now, I am opening it up to anyone […]

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Dec
01

How to Become ‘Gifted’ at Learning Languages – You’re Never too Old (Revisited)

“That’s O.K. for you – you’re ‘gifted’ when it comes to learning languages …. but what about us normal folk? How are we supposed to learn a new language when we don’t have the ability to absorb them by osmosis like you?” I have been going through hundreds of articles in my archives as I noticed many […]

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