by John-Erik Jordan
Matthew Youlden speaks nine languages fluently and understands more than a dozen more. We work in the same office in Berlin, so I constantly hear him using his skills, switching from language to language like a chameleon changing colors. In fact, for the longest time I didn’t even know he was British.
When I told Matthew how I’ve been struggling to merely pick up a second language, he had the following advice for me. If you believe that you can never become bilingual, take note!
1. KNOW WHY YOU’RE DOING IT
2. DIVE IN
3. FIND A PARTNER (in Spanglish Universal!)**
4. KEEP IT RELEVANT
5. HAVE FUN WITH IT (in Spanglish Universal!)**
6. ACT LIKE A CHILD
7. LEAVE YOUR COMFORT ZONE
8. LISTEN (or Chat to your Spanglish Friends)**
9. WATCH PEOPLE TALK
10. TALK TO YOURSELF
(Bonus tip) RELAX & Start now meeting friends in Spanglish Universal!**
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- April 24 2015 at 03:10 pm