Frankly, there are a lot more people willing to learn French or Spanish than the languages you’ll find on the critical languages list provided by the CIA, FBI or the State Department. Why? Because those languages are among the hardest in the world for native English speakers to learn. Languages such as Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Urdu, Arabic, and Russian perpetually find themselves on the list of languages that are in desperate need of translators and interpreters. They’re considered critical languages because nobody wants to learn them. That’s where I come in. I’m Lili and I study Chinese, Japanese and Korean (and French for the usefulness of the language).
My blog is meant to provide straight forward, efficient tools and advice for serious critical language learners. Is it hard? Yes! Does it take forever? Sometimes. But with the right attitude, some elbow grease and the right method, you can reduce the amount of time it takes to learn these languages and acquire native or near native fluency!
I am a very organized and straight forward person. I’m not going to tell you that these languages are easy. They’re not. My blog is for straight forward and organized language learners who are serious about learning critical languages.