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 non-fiction 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.
Amy: And to all other fellow zookeepers of course!
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Amy: So cute Wojtek! And such a lovely piece of news!
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Adam Beck: Nice Wojtek! Give that little girl a big hug from Uncle Adam!
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