Some years back, I started doing distance running as a way to force myself away from my work desk (while it is none of your business, it and I had an unhealthy, sometimes abusive relationship–we’re in better terms now, though). On my first run, like almost any other tenderfoot runner, I had no idea how long a mile was (much less how long three or six miles could be), but in my head it was an absurdly long measure that I would have a terribly hard time finishing.
Just how important is time management for language learning? A whole damn lot. Keep reading to find out how to manage your time like the best of language learners do. Read more
A kindly reader contacted me recently, inquiring as to how I learned Japanese. It ocurred to me I’ve never actually explained my methodology to anybody, so this will be a chance for retrospection for me as well! Read more
I’ve been learning languages for most of my adult life, and as such, have been at times confronted with questions that may seem insignificant to some people but can become giant obstacles to learning for others. Read more
It seems Japanese is not one of the most commonly studied languages in Mexico. I recall having read in a newspaper that in the list of languages Mexican people study the most, Japanese is about seventh or eight. (Unsurprisingly, English and French are one and deux respectively.) Read more