Monday, 22 December 2008 1:38 PM

Taisie on Multi Lingualism

Thank you for all the good words Wantoks. Yes, I truly understand the point concerning having some prior knowledge on foreign languages while pursuing on adventurous path via scholarships, as has been pointed out by others on earlier posts.

I would love to support in one way or another in helping out with foreign languages where necessary. However, currently, am on a post grad studies and won't have much time to offer a quarter of it. I am looking forward to in the future to provide this service on a hobby basis.

In addition to the above point, I would like to encourage those who have undergone or currently doing their foreign language as a requirement to university entrance. You are not alone, I am one of you. I had no words in my memory when I first touchdown this strange land. Hours before the plane headed down for it final landing, I had the feeling that I have to used my figures, toes or body language in general. It was a reality came true when I collected my suitcase and bags. This time it was for real. I did speak with my entire body. Much of the time and so was the first six months of my first year after leaving the mangroves of the central province; I often waited listening around for English speakers while heavily breathing in and out warm air as if I was hunted by police. I took every chance to ask for a few simple words what they could mean in English.

I did also require this/these foreign language/s for university entrance. The same category you may have found yourself in was as well the same as mine. The only difference was/is of course geography including this Christmas session, in which I take my time off to read SI current news online. Contributing to "Letters to the editor" is all part of this.

I do believe Wantoks that you can be a fluent speaker in any foreign languages in a very short period of time if you keep stop thinking about how much time you spent on learning any language.

Good luck on your endeavors wantoks and X-mas too.

Tangio nao

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