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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Learning a New Language

It has been 12 days now since I started working as a receptionist in a campground. I felt uneasy at first because for me, this is going to be a new learning experience, a new kind of job and a very challenging process for me. Everyday, I get to meet a lot of people. New faces, different cultures and different personalities. I have to deal with that! Besides, it is my job. I just go crazy in some areas that I have to deal with the teenagers and some young adults for the safety, security and silence preserved where I am working right now. While dealing with some people from the country of Canada, I have noticed that they not only speak the language of simple English but they do speak another language - the French. It was like a new music to me with different accent and language that I can't understand personally. It was hard. I felt like I am a tourist in a certain nation where I have to deal with my own language sign so they can understand me.

Basically, the languages I speak are Tagalog and English only. As I grew up, I have never learn any other languages to nourish my mind and tongue. It's purely Tagalog and English as part of my subjects in school from Elementary until I graduated in College. I also used them in finding a job and until I landed my first job. A French customer from Quebec, Canada came in and register for a campsite, she taught me some basic French. She said that French is a romantic language so I have to be careful delivering the words and message. Right now, I am looking for the possibilities of learning a new language. I want to learn French, German, Mandarin, Italian, Spanish and Japanese. I hope I will not procrastinate in learning a new language as I will be using it anywhere I go and in time that I am ready to travel big time someday. I know I can do it, I just need the ability to learn the accent, the pronunciation and how I will read it.


6 comments:

Booyah! said...

good luck! i'm learning japanese for a year now and it always delights me when i catch myself being able to understand and take part in simple conversations :D

simplyjacy said...

hello Haze!

it's a treasure to know other language. the most effective way to learn is to have first hand experience with native speakers. if not, there's always the Roesetta Stone which also works for me. hehehe!

hazelicious929 said...

to booyah: thanks! I really want to learn new language. I have learned Japanese back home pero konti lang din, I didnt finish it, so here I am now, getting back to my interest.

hazelicious929 said...

HellO Jacy! I have been planning to get one from Rosetta Stone but when I saw the price, its expensive! I have to save more pa so I can get it out of my own money hehehe... what language are you interested?

simplyjacy said...

hello Haze!

i know basic Dutch because i lived there for 1 year and i'm trying to polish it some more. i'm also interested in learning spanish which doesn't seem too difficult after all i had 4 semesters of that course. i have them both but i haven't been into them seriously.

hazelicious929 said...

hehehe... wow! Dutch and Spanish... you have long way to go my dear Jacy. Good Luck for learning the languages. I hope I will have my French lesson soon.