The power of dialects

Ever been told to speak your language “properly”? Ever been told that you’re speaking your language the “wrong” way? Ever been made fun of in class because of the way you speak: different accent, different word, different pronunciation or say something considered grammatically “wrong”? Well, either you were really speaking the language “improperly” or you were speaking a…

What motivates you to learn a language?

Para basahin ang artikulong ito sa Tagalog/Filipino, ipindot mo ito.  Need a cup of motivation? A more simpler question would be “Why are you learning a language?”. I’ve written another article earlier entitled “Why learn Language X?“, which you can check out. This article is more or less an update. Currently I’ve been studying again in…

UK or US English. Which “U” would U choose?

NOTE: You might think the writing is simple. This article was written for both native English-speakers and for ESL students. Standard French. Standard Spanish. Standard Chinese. There are French dialects, Spanish dialects and Chinese dialects and languages. However, one dialect was chosen from each language to be the “standard” vernacular to RULE THEM ALL. The…

Your room VS. the classroom

Say you want to learn a foreign language for whatever reason, which learning method would you choose? You’d be compelled to choose to learn in a classroom, especially if you’re not the type who learns languages easily on his own and need the extra push. At the same time, you also think about the costs…

Why learn Language X?

Do you want to learn another language? How many do you want to learn? People learn foreign languages for different reasons. If you are one of those people, you first have to ask yourself. Why do you want to learn another language? Is it because… …you need to learn the language of the country you…