Tuesday, March 22, 2011

At least I'm not alone

In thinking that Japanese is hard.

But I have these questions:

1. How did they calculate their "time to learn" values?

The tiny text says that the US Department of State compiles this information based on the amount of time it takes a native speaker to achieve proficiency. But - how did they calculate that?

2. What is "proficiency" as far as they are concerned?

3. Who was tested?

Infographic for Languages

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