I am an advocate of adventure.
I believe that you should search for adventure in new cities, new countries, and new contintents. There you will meet new people, enjoy delicious cuisine, and see beautiful sights. If you want to live a fullfiling life then these things should be pursued.
When you go on your adventures, it is the people you meet that make the biggest impact on your journey. They are the ones that can best show you a new culture, and introduce new you to new experiences. This will allow you to grow as a person and marvel at what you will have learned.
Being able to speak to them is however imperative. It is much easier to form a connection with someone that you can talk with. With this I can help you. I want to share with you my experiences and knowlege, so that you can learn a new language in the most effective way. This will allow you to connect with more people and have better adventures.
My mission is to teach you a new language in the most effective and efficient way so that you can enjoy your adventures all over the world.
My name is Sam. I grew up in the Netherlands in a bilingual environment speaking both Dutch and Persian. I did my Bachelor in Business Administration in the Netherlands. My programme was 4 years long of which I spent 3 in the Netherlands and 1 abroad. I was able to work in Singapore for half a year and do an exchange in Korea at Hanyang University in Seoul. Afterwards, I pursued a 2 year Double Master Degree in International Management. My first year I spent at Católica Lisbon in Portugal and the second at ESCP (Paris) in France.
I grew up in a bilingual environment learning Dutch and Persian at the same time. During my childhood and school years I picked up English. Furthermore, starting in high school I learnt German, and since last year I also challenged myself to learn French in a year. With great pride I can say that I succeeded in this.
Ever since I was a child I had always been interested in travelling the world and speaking different languages. I would dream about going to new countries and being able to speak in a new language with the local people. It is for that reason that I worked and studied in Singapore and Korea respectively. Moreover, I have travelled Asia in order to see more of the world and be able to practice new languages.
Presently I am doing my Master Degree. I spent the first year in Lisbon and studied Portuguese whilst exploring Portugal. The second year I spent in Paris where I studied the French language and explored France. There is still so much to see of the world, and I am confident that I will see it all!
I learnt my native languages without ever studying for them just like any other person. English I learnt in primary school and high school . Beginning in high school, I also started with German. Throughout the years I learnt a lot about how to learn a language. This made me think: what is the best way to learn a language?
So, I challenged myself – can I become fluent (C1) in a new language in 1 year? And if I can, what would be the method to doing this. Last July I started with French and now I have a C1 level. During this period, I spent a lot of time researching how one can best learn a language, and the results I wish to share with you through Language Atlas.
There is no secret nor is there a magic bullet. You won’t find any stories of becoming fluent in a matter of weeks or months. I have developed a method that will get you from 0 to C1 and wish to share this with you. There is no big secret that will allow you to acquire a language instantaneously, however with consistent practice and a positive mind-set you can reach your goals of fluency!
On Language Atlas I want to share with you all of my knowledge, strategies, and resources. I will start with French as this is the language that I am working on in this moment, however in the coming time I will expand this to German as well. Afterwards, I want to include other languages that I would study.
Do you want to know how I can help you ? Here are some of the benefits that using Language Atlas will bring you!