Itchy Feet on Communication

09 Jul 2014

The webcomic Itchy Feet has some great comics on learning to communicate in a foreign language. I especially like his visualization technique for representing a low level of competency in a foreign language. These are about German and French, but could be about any language, really:

blissful ignorance

This one will feel relevant to ABCs in China:

mistaken identity

Itchy Feet is also the comic that did this amusing take on various Asian scripts which went semi-viral a while ago:

creative guesswork

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John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.

Comments

  1. Hey John – thanks for the write-up! Can’t believe I only just now found your site. I am considering, but am incredibly scared of, learning Chinese myself.

    Your pal
    Mal

  2. Hahaha. Thx for the post.

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