Friday, 10 May 2013

Interview #2, Eustacia Tan

Here is another interview, you can find the first one here, it was with Ashley Wade. To fill out a form yourself and be added to this lovely list, look here on the interview page.


INTERVIEW #2


Name: Tan Pei Ling Eustacia
Country: Singapore
Age: 19

Original language: English and Chinese
New language: Japanese
Proficiency in new language: Around JLPT N2 - able to get by in a Japanese university

How long have you been learning the language: Once a week for two year, and intensely for 9 months.
Other languages you speak: English, Chinese (Madarin, Hokkien)
Why are you learning the language: To study in a Japanese University.

What do you find the most fun part about learning the language
: Being able to read the novels in their original language. Studying a translated work means always wondering if you're misinterpreting something, especially when you're talking about the language.
What do you hate about learning the language: Grammar.

What is your tip to other people learning this language: Focus on learning sentence patterns, and practice them immediately so that they become part of daily use.

Do you have a tip for everyone learning a new language: Try to immerse yourself in the language, and don't be afraid to try a conversation, no matter how poor you are in the language.

Places where you can find Eustacia:
Twitter: @PeiLing93
G+: Eustacia Tan
Blog: www.nihonjinjanai.blogspot.com

I know Eustacia from google+, we were both doing NaNoWriMo(writing competition) last year and I was really impressed that she was actually studying in Japan.
Definitely check out her blog, she has great post and even better pictures. I love how a lot of her posts are about cultural things that you might otherwise never think of (that, and food).

If you want to be on one of these, fill out the information on the interview tab at the top of the page.

Study on!

Kia