“We all started studying English when we were in middle school, but not everybody is interested in. Having English classes and taking them doesn’t mean that you really studied it, doesn’t mean that you really learned anything.” – Talk to Me In Korean, Live Korean Q&A
“You don’t launch into the study of a new language casually. But it is not quite as solemn a decision as an American man proposing to his girlfriend after an evening of wine and light jazz. It is, however, something like an Ottoman sultan deciding to take on a new wife. Something in you actually says ‘I do!’ and you decide to give it time and commitment that would ordinarily be invested elsewhere.” – author Barry Farber, How To Learn Any Language Quickly Easily Inexpensively and On Your Own
Have you married the second language you are learning?
I can’t say I am fully committed. I look at it like Korean language and I went on a first date February 27, 2014 when I decided to learn Korean. I haven’t even committed to putting Hangul letters on my keyboard. I’m still tentative, shy.
To let a language in, make it a part of you, give it your attention, make time for it. It is a bigger commitment than dating!
Maybe I am just a flirt. I give Korean sidelong glances and giggle.
I am so far from being ready to become one of Korean’s harem girls. Haha. Let alone become a wife, in a sort of comfortable relationship where we can finish each other’s sentences and know each other’s deepest secrets.
So how about you? Are you committed to Korean? Do you plan to spend the rest of your life learning Korean?