Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Rap songs helped Rahm learn to speak English!

Spaniard Jon Rahm, the 22-year-old who won last week's Farmers Insurance Open on the US PGA Tour at Torrey Pines, San Diego, California, speaks fantastic English for someone who says he barely knew any words in what for him was a foreign language when he left Barrika, a town of 1,500 in the Basque region of northern Spain, to enroll as a freshman at the sprawling Arizona State University campus.
So how did Rahm overcome that language barrier? What courses of higher learning made the biggest impact on this young mind in Tempe?
He studied the esteemed writings of Kendrick Lamar and Eminem. And yes, those are rappers.
“Memorising rap songs in English actually helped me a lot,” Rahm told reporters following his first US PGA Tour win.
Among the tracks that stand out for Rahm? Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools,” and Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie.”



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