Being born and raised in Wales, different languages have always been present in my day to day life.
That sounds a lot more exotic than it actually is! Everyone in Wales is required to learn Welsh until he/she finishes school, so basically, I always had to study that in addition to the standard French and German lessons most British pupils are required to attend. And then, not to mention the millions of pounds the government spends on road signs in both Welsh and English that can be seen throughout the country (the second most common thing in Wales, with sheep being the first).
However, it wasn’t until I moved to Thailand where I started to really enjoy learning a language that I thought about seriously trying to becoming fluent in one. I could understand these weird tonal noises (Thai)- ‘How incredible is that?’ I thought.
I still am not fluent in any language apart from English (and many may question that). So now, a few weeks before I head to South Korea, I have thrown myself into learning Korean, like a 25-year-old virgin throws himself into a brothel. More specifically I have started learning their alphabet: Hangul. I am determined to study these alien symbols and learn to construct sentences using them. I am studying using the following book, which you can buy from Amazon:
I have already mastered using a few vowels and consonants, and I just learned my first word:
Ill keep you updated on how it goes.