1. How many languages do you speak?
I can speak both Chinese and English.
2. How did you learn the language you speak?
I got to learn Chinese as it is my mother language, so I learned it when I was a child.
3. Do you think English is hard to learn?
Yes, a little bit. English is such a different language compared to Chinese, which makes it hard for Chinese to learn not only its alphabet but also its pronunciation.
4. Are you currently learning other languages?
Actually I am currently learning French by myself because I am interested in French culture.
5、What are the benefits of speaking many languages?
Well I believe it has tons of benefits, like staving off dementia, sharpening concentration and problem-solving skills, and um … it can also earn you more money.
I think what concerns and appeals to most people is the fact that being able to speak multiple languages helps us earn a bigger salary. One of my relatives, for example, speaks three languages and works as a human resources manager at a multinational company. He earns a lot more than most of his classmates from university. The same is true of many others who are similar to him.
6、What foreign languages have you studied?
Talking about the foreign languages I've learnt, I'd like to mention Japanese and English.
Speaking of the reasons why I would like to learn Japanese, it is all about cartoons. I was really fascinated by the cartoons of Miyazaki Hayao when I was a senior high student, such as totoro, spirited away and Howls Moving Castle. I learned Japanese simply because of my interest in Japanese cartoons. When it comes to English, I learnt it because I need to communicate with my foreign friends.
Talking about Japanese, I don't think it's a difficult language to learn because it bears much resemblance with my mother tongue Chinese. Lots of characters are the same. So I can easily understand the meaning. As for English, it's a little bit difficult for me cuz I am not used to the pronunciation of words.
7、 Do Chinese people have many chances to practice oral English?
Yes, I think so. As you can see, training schools are springing up in a faster pace than years before. Students can take all kinds of English courses there. As a result, it is quite easy for them to find a compatible partner for practicing English. Also, there are now many TV programs which are broadcasted in English. Many people like watching them and imitating English people talking.
8、Do you think it is important to know more than one language?
Yes. Knowing another language helps you understand people of other cultures better. Because of the increasingly close relationship between people from different countries, we are communicating with other countries in a much more frequent rate than before. Knowing more than one language can also give people a great edge in job hunting. As you know, many foreign enterprises require their employees to know at least languages of 2 countries.
9、What is the most difficult part about studying a foreign language?
Grammar rules are hard to remember especially when the two languages have a huge gap between them.