Entries by Maile Proctor

5 Best Korean Learning Apps for Beginners

The best way to learn Korean is through lessons with a Korean teacher, but supplemental study materials – such as Korean learning apps – can be very beneficial for language students as well. Learning to speak Korean can be challenging, especially for English speakers. The language has a different alphabet, Hangul, and it contains sounds that aren’t […]

Japanese Writing Systems for Beginners: Learn Romaji

When learning Japanese you’re introduced to several writing systems, including hiragana, katakana, kanji, and finally – romaji. Romaji simply means “Roman characters.” You will typically use romaji when you type out Japanese sentences using a keyboard. “Romaji is the representation of Japanese sounds using the western, 26-letter alphabet,” says Donald Ash, creator of TheJapanGuy.com. “Romaji […]

7 Ukulele Strumming Patterns for Beginners

No matter where you are in  your ukulele lessons, learning different ukulele strumming patterns will help you improve your technique and your sound. Here, ukulele instructor Willy M. goes over some basic strumming and fingerpicking patterns… Welcome to picking on the ukulele with Willy. In this lesson, we will learn how to insult, berate, sting […]

How to Say “I Love You” in Different Languages

 There are countless ways to say “I love you” in different languages. While the feeling of love is universal, every culture and language has a unique way of expressing it. How many other ways are there to express your love to someone? For starters, here are eight unique ways to say “I love you” in […]