I speak English and I am trying to learn French and Korean. What is the best way to learn other languages?
Roy: Learn the languages that are a little bit similar to your language.
Me: That's good advice, but Korean and English aren't so similar, like Japanese and English aren't so similar. So how can André learn Korean?
Roy: Find a Korean person and ask them to be your teacher.
Me: Any other advice for André?
Roy: Read lots of books in those languages.
[Adam's note: My sister was born in Korea, too. She was adopted by my parents when she was three years old. (I was five at the time.) She spoke Korean when she first came to the United States, but quickly lost her Korean ability and now speaks only English.]
Here I am, helping my little sister tie her shoes. (But I wasn't always such a kind brother...)
Thank you for your question, André! Roy and I wish you all the best at learning French and Korean! Keep trying, day by day, and you'll definitely make progress!
Adam Beck is the founder of Bilingual Monkeys and The Bilingual Zoo, and the author of the popular book Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability amzn.to/22XKuCt and the humorous novel How I Lost My Ear amzn.to/2EsjVRS, both available worldwide. Please support The Bilingual Zoo through Adam's Patreon page www.patreon.com/bilingualmonkeys.
SheilaC: I am concern about our upcoming big change to Public school with all English teaching and minimal Spanish. We have been lucky until now with Spanish speaking Nanny and Spanish immersion preschool. We are doing 2-day per week with Spanish after school.
May 31, 2019 10:51:49 GMT 9
Amy: @sheilac, I suggest you create an actual thread on the "Questions & Concerns" board, so fellow Zoo Keepers can help you with your concerns. 256 characters is too little to discuss something that is so important to your heart
Jun 2, 2019 23:44:41 GMT 9
Mayken: Adam Beck, thanks for that very interesting and timely post - it justifies the large order for ml books and DVDs I'm about to place in view of my daughters upcoming birthday!
Jun 3, 2019 23:46:00 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Great to hear this, Mayken! And happy birthday to both yours and mine! (They have the same birthday, don't they?) And if anyone missed that post, here's the link once more...
Jun 4, 2019 8:03:42 GMT 9