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How to Wake up a Dormant Language

If you’re one of those language learners who likes to pile up the languages you know, chances are you have a dormant language (or languages) stored up in the attic of your brain with cobwebs and dust surrounding it. And if you know as many languages as I think you do, it’s perfectly natural to…

Linguistics

The Difference Between a Linguist and a Language Learner

If you geek out over languages like I do, you probably have heard of the term linguistics or linguist. Upon coming to my new university, I’ve had the opportunity to enroll myself in my first linguistics course, and after my third class it’s obvious how different the terms and definition of¬†linguist and language learner are.…

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What it’s like Loving Languages and Being Shy

Being shy was a characteristic of mine before being a language lover was; when I was a kid, I’d be too scared to order my own soda at a restaurant, and then ask my parents to do it for me, whom had already ordered the whole¬†table water. I’d chicken out and preferred drinking water to…