Fangirling plays an absolutely important part in foreign language learning. This doesn’t apply to everyone, but no one can doubt that it serves as a major motivation to keep that passion burning and interest running high. So, why is fangirling so important?
It’s not that easy for most of us to say that we are very very passionate in our study/work etc. However, it is human nature that we put in alot of effort in idolising a person. Okay, maybe not idolising. Put it in another way, we will put in more effort into relationships with people (whether or not it is one sided is not a problem!). Wanting to understand what our idols are saying/singing/acting can act as a huge driving force in foreign language learning. Wanting to read a magazine interview or being too impatient to wait for subs for videos. Being skeptical about translations and not wanting to miss out any information on our favourite idols.
Personally, fangirling was a major factor that brought me into contact with the Korean language. It serves as a constant reminder why I fell in love with Korean. Whenever I’m tired/lazy to study, fangirling helps to motivate me. Don’t underestimate the power of fangirling. It is also a way of practicing your Korean! – all that kpop marathon, drama watching,
I like to change targets frequently so that the power of fangirling is at its peak. You see, everyone has a different style of speaking. Different accent, speed, phrases used. Changing targets frequently ensures that you are exposed to the maximum range of the foreign language.
Guess who’s the newest target in my fangirl list? 😛
oops. I think I always end up eating my words. (I have alot of experience with that!) Ahem* I used to say I am neutral towards DBSK, neither like nor dislike them. I don’t actively listen to their songs, although I remember being addicted to Mirotic. It seems like I’ve found a member I like! 😀 see, now I’ll have to find their songs to listen to, find his interview clips, read his articles. Judging by the length of DBSK’s history, this is going to keep me busy for awhile.
In that way, I’ll always be passionate about Korean. ^^
p.s. Don’t take me too seriously. Read and believe at your own risk hahahaha ^^