Languages, Academics, Travel

Month: October 2013

My Language Story: How I Started Loving Languages

My Language Story: How I Started Loving Languages

A question I’ve gotten a lot over the past few years has to do with how I got into languages. Basically, people asking how I spiraled out of control with this “addiction.” I have two different languages stories that somehow coincide somewhere, but begin separately: […]

51 Reasons Why I’m a Language Geek

51 Reasons Why I’m a Language Geek

By definition, a geek is someone who “has excessive enthusiasm for and some expertise about a specialized subject or activity.” Ding ding we have a winner. Sometimes I can’t believe some of the things I do in regards to language; I even find myself dumbfounded […]

How to Learn a Language You Know Nothing About

How to Learn a Language You Know Nothing About

It is more or less relatively easy to learn languages within a certain family. I effortlessly passed from learning Spanish to Portuguese without much difficulty, but when I think about learning Russian, the idea is kind of daunting. Why? Because I know nothing about Russian. […]

If You Want to go to Barcelona, Don’t Learn Spanish

If You Want to go to Barcelona, Don’t Learn Spanish

If you want to go to Barcelona, learn Catalan. If you want to go to Barcelona, don’t learn Spanish. Before I started getting interested in the Spanish language and Spain as a country, I thought that they just spoke Spanish in Spain. Natural, right? I […]

Nicaragua: A Journey of Spanish Language

Nicaragua: A Journey of Spanish Language

Every language skill is tested when you’re in a foreign country that natively speaks your targeted language. You hear the mutterings of the people on the street, you see the words written on signs, and if you’re bold, you’ll feel the language on your own […]


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