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  1. Well I'd love to try. The thing is, what if the person is pure Filipino but after years of living in Japan had become qualified to apply for citizenship? So technically, the person in question is now a naturalized Japanese citizen.
  2. I would like to agree in a way, but I don't mind if they use "Study Tagalog." Filipino is such a broad term because the Philippines is composed of several languages and dialects. Bisaya, the language of Cebuanos and several people in the Visayas and Mindanao areas, is itself considered a language. Would you not consider it a Filipino language knowing that the people speaking it are also Filipinos? I mean, just the point I want to raise. Tagalog is all right as it is. Filipino could be an umbrella term referring to all the languages spoken by Filipinos and not just Tagalog.
  3. Everyone's pieces of advice have helped a lot even if I wasn't the one asking the question. Thanks. Been planning to undertake the EFL path hopefully by next year.
  4. This may help but in my observation, learning a language speeds best when different media are used (e.g. reading books, watching television, writing English words, talking in English).
  5. All right, heading off to like the page now. Been commenting here for a few days now yet I never realized.
  6. In Japanese: Ohayo gozaimasu O genki desu ka? Namae wa? Namae wa Ray desu.
  7. Just take a look if there's anything that fits: ¿A qué número tengo? ¿Qué número falta? Número de caza juego de correspondencias Encuentre su socio
  8. Experience, as they say, is the best teacher. You only experience something when you live it. So as far as this thread's title is concerned, I agree with you.
  9. Hi there! Welcome to the random world of Linguaholic.
  10. This is nice. I think the app will facilitate effective learning for people who've just been introduced to the basics of a language. But once they've gone beyond the beginner status, this app may no longer apply except for relaxing reviews.
  11. I don't think Duolingo is effective, though, even if you upgrade to a premium version. A classroom setting, for me, is one of the most effective arrangements for learning a language.
  12. As far as I know, Google accurately translates most Spanish and Portuguese sentences. For languages involving characters like Mandarin, Japanese and Korean, the device pretty much fails.
  13. Actually, I use cursive writing from time to time when taking down notes. But with the Internet and word processor apps, you hardly see or wouldn't need that much cursive writing to begin with.
  14. Actually, you just say: "Let's start again. Shall we?" Make it seem like she didn't actually make a mistake. When she does, just add insert the word naturally. Students will follow through.
  15. I think learning through fun and games is an effective method. How about dividing them into groups and asking ESL-related questions. Students who earn the most points receive a reward. In psychology, they call this classical conditioning. Do this regularly and your students will attempt to win your "English" tournaments. In so doing, they'll also try to learn more about English so they can answer every game time.
  16. From my experience, Spanish wins hands down. It's a language closely related to my native tongue. I don't know about you guys, though. But I think Spanish has this tongue-friendly system and they use alphabets when writing too so it's a big plus.
  17. Hey, xTinx here from the Phils. I'm currently learning Korean and Japanese by myself (though progress is rather slow). I'm happy to have found my way to this forum. Now I can share my journey towards learning two different and rather challenging languages as well as learning more about other people's take on learning a language.
  18. Yes, although I tried to combine it with reading. Reading, writing and learning - they go simultaneously. If you add interacting or telling your story to someone else, you get have better memory retention too.
  19. Spanish is one of the easiest languages to learn. So as not to feel burdened by the amount of words you have to learn, you first need to understand the structure of Spanish sentences and the rules and regulations that govern it. For instance, when describing something, the adjectives always go after the noun. Like when you say el hombre gordo (a fat man).
  20. As you may know, creative writing isn't just about forming a sentence as if sharing an idea. Most students do not consider writing as a way of expressing themselves. A good way to help students improve their creative writing skills is to imagine themselves talking. Whatever words come out of their heads, they should immediately write them down. Also, encourage students to read books that stimulate their imagination and flair for words.
  21. Wow, this is an excellent idea. I may need to borrow this from you when I start teaching ESL to East Asian children.
  22. I think Arabic is one of the hardest languages to learn. If you really want to learn all aspects of the language, you need to be prepared for the rather challenging Arabic writing system. I hear they write starting from the right going to the left. The curves and dots seem to be connected as well. Really difficult.
  23. I'm planning to be an ESL teacher myself and some of the tips provided are really helpful. In my own opinion, however, one of the best ways to excel in the ESL field aside from mastery of the English language is the passion to impart knowledge and the patience for challenging students. Most first-time learners of the English language are beset by language barriers so as a teacher it is your job to understand them. You also need to learn a bit of their language so you can reach out and help them understand your lessons better.
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