Do you think it’s important to study a foreign language?
I believe enriching knowledge with one or two new languages plays a crucial role to raise standard of living. It’s not just about communication effectiveness, but also about opening our eyes to other different aspects of life including cultural identity, culinary art, and traditional customs.
Why do you think some people are better than others at learning a foreign language?
It is obvious that some people can pick up languages easily, the so-called “ear – for – language” learning to speak foreign languages by motivation. While others who are struggling to study a new language might have trouble with the lack of motivation. The pressure of studying languages at school won’t help them to see the benefit of languages.
How would you assess your own language ability?
I do speak English fluently hence I believe that I have an aptitude for languages. However, I wouldn’t consider my English better than the natives since it’s not my mother tongue.
Who do you think are better at learning a language, boys or girls?
It depends on people’s perspectives and purposes. However, I still believe females have more talented than males in studying languages because the dedication, as well as the undying effort female, devote to is unspeakable.
Do you think it’s important to have one main world language?
There are a number of people who advocate having a main world language for a plain reason: to understand each other without language barriers, travelling would be unchallenging and no one would ever feel like a fish out of water.
Do you think it is impossible to create or choose one language to be a single world language?
Personally, I don’t believe that it’s impossible to design a new language because modern Latin characters nowadays were created by Alexandre de Rhodes. But to make it popular is another side of the story since people are pretty much stick-in-to-mud (conservative) and unwilling to change what they are already skilled in.
What would be the advantages and disadvantages of having a global language?
Benefits: no translator needed, no obstruction from metaphor
Drawbacks: cannot interpret the elegance of nation’s cultural identity, art,.. too much uniformity is tedious.
Do you think Chinese will possibly become “the world language”?
No, Chinese is among the hardest languages to learn because of its logogram. English has been considered as the world language for years, every on the Internet is English. English has the predominant advantage, so it is challenging for the Chinese to overcome English.
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