Monday, June 07, 2010

The slow language

My Thai language learning may well be too analytical already to ever be able to really master the language (I don't know for sure). I have plans for Chinese that I think will allow me to progress a lot further but I am keeping one language to myself. I am learning it quite slowly but one language is going to be entirely input based for early and middle stages, I won't even blog about it or say what it it is.

As for the more analytical nature of some of my other language learning, I want to see what is going on, I want to be able to come back to it in years to come and understand what happened.

I am aiming to be able to speak a number of languages and start traveling in the not tooo distant future. For this blog however the focus will mainly become what to do to take my Chinese on to the next stage.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Thai blog

My Thai learning blog is now public, starting to learn a new language has really helped me to understand my language learning better, that link is for the first post. I will soon be reviewing the state of my Chinese and planning the next steps in both Chinese and Thai.

For my own purposes (because I know when I look back on it I won't remember it like it was) I have been analyzing thinss too much, I think what I will get back when I seriously start my third language will be a big enough payoff though.

There is a lot there and of it is quite repetitive I guess, also mainly written in haste, so don't be afraid to ask questions if you read a post, I will be happy to answer them even if they are addressed elsewhere.