Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Self-Introduction Video in Japanese!

Hello again from Singapore!

I have just shot my very first video in Japanese and uploaded it on YouTube.

For those of you who are curious as to what I look and sound like when I speak Japanese, please check out this video:

Needless to say, Japanese is the language that I am most comfortable with, and shooting this video was way easier than my previous videos in English and Mandarin.

All the same, given my rather shy personality, I think I still come off as rather tense and awkward, even when I'm speaking in my native tongue!

Clearly, my presentation skills still have a long way to go, but I believe that I can improve myself bit by bit, as I shoot more and more videos and do a lot of show and tell, just like those elementary school kids in the US.

Anyway, in case you are wondering what I'm saying in this video, I am mainly talking about my greatest passion, which is learning foreign languages, and in particular I am elaborating on why French is my favorite language among the many foreign languages that I have learned so far.

Currently, I am planning to shoot a video in French, but given my limited French skills, it will take some preparations. Hope you can check it out when I do upload it, in the not-so-distant future!

I will talk to you again soon.

Have a prosperous week ahead!


Keith said...

They should try "show and tell" in Japanese schools. Wouldn't it be fun?

Uncle Polyglot said...

Hi Keith,

Thank you for your comment!

I agree with you that Japanese kids also need to do a lot of show and tell, as it's a very good way to for them to improve their presentation skills. Especially in this day and age where we need to communicate more and more with the rest of the world, I think good presentation skills are vital for our survival.

To the best of my knowledge, show and tell sessions are not part of the curriculum in Japanese schools, which is a pity.

For myself, I will be doing lots of show and tell on YouTube from now on, so please keep a lookout!

Uncle Polyglot

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