I like death metal/rock, Pokemon plushies, darkly cute clothing, video games, listening to music really loudly, and reading.
I've got a degree in psychology and I'm currently studying pre-medicine at the University of Miami. I've been living in America for about 15 years now, but I grew up in various places in Latinoamérica and my first language is Spanish. I really love learning languages, and I have some experience with French (two years in middle school at L'Alliance Francais). Recently I started learning Korean, but Japanese is currently my main focus, as I took two years of it for my bachelor's degree. I've passed the JLPT N5 and I'm scheduled to take the N4 this December. I'm also headed to Tokyo for a bit in December if my final exams don't murder me~
I enjoy foreign languages and cultural knowledge from all corners of the world. :)
Besides personal research, here are some of the methods I am currently using with some degree of effectiveness:
- Pimsleur (Audio Lessons)
- Casual radio and music listening (including analysis of lyrics)
No one method will ever take you to fluency (despite such claims being made by the authors), however, all available methods combined will work wonderfully and slowly-but-surely one will notice the difference. It is paramount to focus on enjoying the process and not so much on reaching the ultimate goal, otherwise you may be discouraged.