This forum is for introductions so people can get to know a bit about each other.
I figured I should introduce myself first (even though many of you probably already know quite a bit about me from my blog).
My name’s Donovan and I’m from Brisbane, QLD, Australia (that’s smack-bang in the middle of the east coast). This year I’ll be
29 36 years old.
I have an MA Applied Linguistics (not the same as linguistics!), I do occasional work as an Arabic->English translator and I’m currently living in South Korea learning Korean (while teaching English). After conquering Korean I plan to turn my attention to minority and endangered languages which is something I’m really passionate about, and I’m considering the possibility of a PhD on some area of second language acquisition in the next few years.
My primary skill set (in no particular order of proficiency):
Egyptian Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Classical Arabic, Levantine Arabic, Georgian, Irish, French, Koine Greek, Ancient Hebrew, Korean, Russian.
I also have levels of basic competency in German, Italian, Russian and Mandarin (the latter of which I learned in school for 5 years). Still undecided if I’ll take these 4 languages up again in the near future or not.
My other interests and hobbies include the gym, violin/fiddle, bass guitar, travel/adventure, computer programming, graphic and web design, video and photography, and politics.
I run this website too of course which is something I’m also pretty passionate about!