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How To Learn A New Language At Home
I've been trying to improve my French recently, and came across these awesome YouTubers called DamonandJo. They have self-taught themselves nearly 6 languages! I believe they speak French, Spanish, Portugese, Italian, German, and of course English! You can either watch the video above (which I suggest cause they have the BEST sense of humor) or check out their tips below: 1. Follow Famous YouTubers in the language you want to learn! There are tons of youtubers in other languages, and often if they are famous enough, there will be english subtitles. Listen to them to hear real people speaking the language rather than a text book! They're usually super entertaining too so it helps :) 2. Follow those YouTubers or famous people on twitter so you see that language each day! The easiest way to get used to a foreign language is to see it all the time and this really helps! 3. Change your phone/facebook/etc language to your desired language! Since you probably already know where everything is in your phone or facebook, you wont be confused and you'll learn a ton of new vocab! 4. Listen to audio books in the language you want!!! Audible has a ton of foreign language books. Try starting with a book you already know well (like Harry Potter for me - I'm trying to read that in Korean right now...) and listen throughout your day! 5. Sign up for foreign magazines or newsletters! Or even better download their app in another language! For example, my boyfriend gets push notification from Le Monde which is a french newspaper :) Even if you only read the headline, its practice. 6. Try cooking a meal using a recipe in a different language! You start to learn that a lot of words you actually already know (for example, sautรฉ means the same thing in french and in korean bokkeum (like bokkeumbap) means fried! so literally "fried rice!" 7. Watch TV shows in the language Duh!!!! 8. Talk to yourself and dont be afraid! Practice speaking whenever you can, even to people who are strangers! be brave! What languages are you trying to learn?!
Idols That Had YouTube Channels Pre-Debut
So many American artists started out on YouTube, but did you know quite a few Korean idols did the same? Here is a list of the known YouTube channels :) Jae from Day6 Jae from Day6 had a ton of fans pre debut thanks to his awesome acoustic covers he would put up on YouTube starting in 2010! Check it out here! Vernon from Seventeen He actually started out super young (which makes sense, cause he's STILL super young lol) and made videos as a kid with the help of his parents. The original channel is gone, but here's one video that survives! Eric Nam Eric was discovered with the help of these videos thanks to his insane voice. He had a big following, and some of the songs are still up on his official channel here! Ailee Ailee also got discovered over Youtube where she was picked up by US talk shows like Maury. After that she headed to Korea to pursue a full-time entertainer career! Check it out here! Young K from Day6 Growing up in Canada, Young K and a few friends made a Youtube channel to upload covers, random vlogs, and original songs. Now, one of his friend's runs it, but there are a few great Young K videos here! They even made a video for his debut (making fun of him hahahahhahaa) HERE! Kasper Going as Serine originally, she vlogged through her trainee days and was super open about the whole process! She vlogs less now but still has really cool videos talking about everything from a day in the life of an idol, to going through the audition process. Check her out here! Who would YOU subscribe to?
Post High School Options for Millennials
Growing up in the 21st century affords the youths of today known as millennials many work and study opportunities after they graduate high school. It is a time of uncertainty for many in this generation as they resolve how they want to spend the next four years of their lives. For those in this category, they need not fear as they have many choices during this time known as the gap year. Here are a few bright ideas that post-high school millennials can consider. Volunteering If you are pondering a career in health care, for example, but are not yet ready or committal, consider volunteering in your local hospital. You can explore the inner workings of various departments and observe the daily interactions of health professionals with their patients. Communicating with and spending time with patients to liven their day is a tremendously good deed whose rewards cannot be measured in money. Tending the reception area and greeting incoming patients is another opportunity to hone your customer service skills. Taking a ride in an ambulance in active duty and assisting paramedics in emergencies may be permissible, depending on the requirements. You may need to first graduate EMT training before being permitted to volunteer as a paramedic. Volunteering in the area of interest provides one a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment as a valued member of society. A Year Abroad If you are interested in learning about foreign cultures and experiencing a year abroad after high school graduation, you may check out several student exchange programs. There is less school pressure living and studying abroad as a graduate. Some colleges may accept total immersion in a foreign culture as life experience credit. Paid and unpaid opportunities to serve on behalf of the United States government in foreign-service related fields may be available for recent high school graduates exploring the possibility of federal careers on the horizon. Whether you are learning a new language or volunteering, check out some of the best gap year programs available. Apprenticeship While spending four years in a traditional college may not be a viable option, a high school graduate who is interested in working and gaining a vocational skill may wish to enroll in some type of apprenticeship. Traditionally, an apprentice spends quality time with an expert craftsman to learn the skills of the trade while being paid as an assistant. Today, the term youth apprenticeship is no longer limited to this traditional scope. Organizations both in the private and public sector exist to help high school graduates to learn and earn in a diverse area of skills, from corporate banking to construction. The federal government also supports such programs and has invested heavily in increasing the workforce through the youth apprenticeship channel. Millennials are essential members of society as they provide fresh input and a loud voice to the social structure. It is important to support them while they navigate their way through the sometimes complicated paths of life towards adulthood. Life is full of meaning when any member of society, millennials included, feels needed and appreciated as a valuable contributor to their immediate family, community, and society-at-large.