I am a young Singaporean who hopes to speak 7 languages fluently by 2017. Ideally, 10 by 2022.
Today, I speak English, Mandarin + Cantonese, and German fluently.
I am learning Spanish as my fourth language and am at intermediate proficiency, and I understand some other dialects of Chinese such as Hokkien. I also know Turkish, Korean and Japanese at the tourist level.
In the future, I hope to become fluent in Turkish, French, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian and Malay.
I learn languages for three reasons: to talk to my friends better, to make new friends more easily, and to understand the world from more perspectives besides my own.
In this blog, I will share tidbits on how to learn the languages I know more easily.
Here is my other blog where I write about ideas and perspectives (‘what’s and ‘why’s). You can know more about what’s on my mind there. I hope to post 100,000 ideas there eventually.