Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How to speak Hawaiian pidgin English?

For most of us who live in the mainland US, English is the only language (Duh!) Depending on which state you are living though, you will hear a sprinkling of Jersey accent, Texan twang, or even a second language spoken at home such as Spanish. Hawaii, however, has its own brand of language that strikes me as funny -- ridiculous even -- but really a product of its history, a mix and match of English and native Polynesian, Asian, Chinese, and all cultures that have settled in the 50th state since the world has known it. Ladies and gentlemen, the Hawaiian pidgin English. Mahalo!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Why use infographics when learning a language

Lately I've come to realize that many people learn better visually. In other words, they usually internalize the words better if you use some kind of tools like flashcards with images, or better yet, the very recent invention of infographics.

I love infographics. In the modern age of the Internet were attention span is really short, you can grab a lot of curiosity by creating pictures that are not only visually appealing but also informative. For example, I would find a good background and create a chart with information on how to say something in various languages.

Using apps like PxelExpress or PicCollage is a great way to create infographics from your mobile device. Look forward to seeing more of these in my upcoming posts.

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