I have joined the legion of people who use immersion as part of their language learning routine. I like to call them the Immersioneers. And as a direct result of this change, I’m finally taking everything more seriously by, of course, having more fun. After all, that’s the best way to learn, right?
I also realized why my progress in Japanese had felt so unsatisfactory. I was only learning in class, and only studying what I “learned” in class.
Studying Latin didn’t really give me a chance to try out immersion as a learning technique, so this is my first attempt at such a technique. (Actually, I guess Korean was my first attempt at immersion learning, though I’m only realizing it now as I type this…) Anyways, to the point!
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Learning a new language is not something that you can attempt half-assed and expect to make ridiculous improvements. Lazy efforts bring about lazy results. On the other side of the spectrum, we have those who entirely devote themselves to learning. I like to think I am somewhere close to the latter.
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Today was my first day of language exchange. At least, the way I envisioned language exchange. I am a huge fan of sites such as lang-8 and Livemocha (both sites I will discuss in greater detail later), it’s just I always imagined actually talking to someone in real-time instead of playing message tag. I wanted instant gratification, ya know?
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