Jump to content
Linguaholic

Do you have a language mentor?


Recommended Posts

Mentoring is key to succeeding in many ares of life. Finding a person to lead you in something they have accomplished helps you weather many pitfalls. So, do you have a language mentor?

For a while, I had an old teacher who assisted me. She made me see that being fluent in Spanish wasn't an impossible task.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Scribendi: World-Class Editing and Proofreading

I am learning Hangeul and my mentor is my Korean husband. Everyday since I came into their country he is all support to me in order that I will learn easily. Although our means of conversation everyday is English because he is fluent to it even though he is a Korean we see to it that I will learn also their language. Aside from that he prepared some home tutorial videos teaching the pronunciation techniques so that when I go to school this coming February I had already a background of some of its basic words and phrases.

Link to post
Share on other sites

No mentor for me. Rather I use the internet to find different learning resources. To keep motivated I use a website called www.chains.cc where you add a link to a chain everyday you complete a task. Websites and forums like linguaholic are nice to hear about different peoples strategies for learning. Also I can discuss anything that I would with a mentor on a forum like this one. It's a wonderful age in time that we're living in.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't have a language mentor, but I certainly wish I had one. I mean a language mentor would definitely be beneficial to my learning process. Not only would it help me learn languages faster it would also help me be efficient. A language mentor would also more than likely keep me motivated.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately I'm in the mentor-less camp, though I definitely would love to have one. I find it's so much easier to learn either in a classroom setting or with the structure of an actual teacher, at the very least. I'm doing it on my own for now, though.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am learning Hangeul and my mentor is my Korean husband. Everyday since I came into their country he is all support to me in order that I will learn easily. Although our means of conversation everyday is English because he is fluent to it even though he is a Korean we see to it that I will learn also their language. Aside from that he prepared some home tutorial videos teaching the pronunciation techniques so that when I go to school this coming February I had already a background of some of its basic words and phrases.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a few Japanese friends who constantly help me out with understanding Japanese. They usually teach me new phrases I can use, especially ones we can use as code among the locals. :) I wouldn't call them mentors, however, as they are not treating it as seriously as if it were a job, but it's enough for me to call them teachers.

Link to post
Share on other sites

At this time, I currently have zero mentors. I only rely on the internet to be able to learn new words. But I'm really not in a hurry though to learn a new language since I'm just a casual student, I'm not moving to another country or anything.

Link to post
Share on other sites

My language mentor is my teenage daughter. She is a great motivator for me and has gone through several levels with exceptional passes :smile:. When I get a little frustrated :sad: she encourages me alot and we dialogue quite often in Spanish.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...