Language learning: a roundup

I find that I’ve written quite a few jocular posts about language learning—here are some faves.

Most remarkably, how not to learn Japanese:

Ma Yuan

On Chinese:

On French:

See also

On the importance of placeholders in achieving fluency:

When watching a film in English, the strange compulsion to follow the subtitles in a foreign language that you barely know:

And here David Sedaris covers various languages, including Japanese and German:

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