That’s assuming you see your partner on a regular basis, though if you’re hanging out with your Skype tutor more often than you’re going on dates with your partner, you may have a problem anyway!If your partner comes from a different country, that usually means new food and a new culture. You will will open up new perspectives on life as well as open your mouth and enjoy new flavors and spices.Also, if you take a trip to your partner’s home country, you’ll have a free tour guide. If dating someone in your target language brought no challenges, then perhaps the term “polyglot’ and “polygamous” would be combined to create a new one: “polyglotamous”.
Perhaps his accent, possibly it was his style, or maybe it was the fact he kissed girls on the hand when he greeted them. She was great and extremely helpful for me to learn the local language, Twi. Being in a relationship with someone who speaks your target language has lots of benefits. Then, while studying abroad in Ghana in 2012, I had a Ghanaian girlfriend. Thanks to these experiences, I’ve learned that there are a lot of benefits when you date someone in a language you’re hoping to learn (I call this your “target language”). Luckily, I’ve learned from my mistakes and I am here to share my secrets.When I first arrived in Vietnam in 2014, I went on a bunch of dates with Vietnamese girls hoping I could learn some Vietnamese from them. You’ll get to practice with your partner regularly and grow together.You’ll also learn at a faster pace because you’ll (hopefully) have more fun in the process.With a boyfriend or girlfriend, you can practice conversations without the usual fear of making mistakes.
It can be scary to practice a foreign language with a stranger, but you shouldn’t have this problem with your partner.
Getting comfortable with one another’s mistakes is good practise for later on in your relationship, too. Finding a partner who speakers your target language gives you a clear purpose for why you are learning the language.
You’ve found someone who makes your heart flutter, and you want to get to know them better. ” Many language learners struggle with accountability.
In Vietnamese, there’s a saying, “học trên giường” which means, “study on the bed.” Vietnamese people always tell me it’s the best way to learn. They don’t have anyone checking in to ensure they’re making progress.
With a partner, there’s no hiding from your language learning. If you take a week off, you’ll be in the dog house!
In addition to accountability you’ll get more exposure to your target language.