Finding the time

I was asked how I find the time to learn languages. Let's look at my recent efforts to learn Korean. I believe that you need to go at language learning in concentrated periods of relatively intense effort. These can be two or three months long. Ea...
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Multiculturalism

It might be because I enjoy so many different languages and cultures, that I am against the modern ideology of multiculturalism. If every country became multicultural, all cultures would disappear or blend into one. I think that each country shoul...
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Donald Trump

I saw Donald Trump interviewed on TV and he was asked the secret of his success. He said that there are two secrets to success. "Whatever you do, you have to enjoy it." "When you have decide where you want to go, you have to go through walls to ge...
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Simplicity

I think a key concept in language learning efficiency is simplicity. The greatest damage has been done to language learning by the complicated theories of the academic linguists. Once we get into terms like interlanguage, sociolinguists, phonemes,...
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Enjoying Vancouver

The last few days have been splendid. I sit in my house and look out at the ocean, the sun dancing off the dark blue peaceful waters of our inland sea, as the sun prepares to set behind the mountains. The colour of the water is deep, and I am remi...
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