Books we use for language & culture study.

Books we use for language & culture study.

Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? is a television game show that is based on asking elementary student level questions to adults. That show came to mind as we have been working to acquire bahasa Indonesia.

READING ELEMENTARY BOOKS
One thing we have done to help us study the language (and culture) is to read 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade books. These books have given us a glimpse into the study habits and thought patterns of children in Indonesia. There are some similarities in methods of study in the US, but there are also things that are extremely different.

HUMBLING
Studying another language can be quite humbling, especially when you have to use it to survive from your first day in a new country. That is quite different from studying a foreign langugage in High School or college. In High School and college you can leave the class and get along with life just fine without the language you are studying. Studying in a foreign culture is quite different.

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