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The Struggles and Perks of Learning Lesser Studied Languages

*Please excuse my face on the front cover photo. Thank you.  Every language learner faces struggles, whether you have neighbors that speak your target language or whether they speak your target language half way across the world. Each of us face our own individual struggles as language learners, but there are a few struggles (and…

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Things You Don’t Learn in a Language Class (Usually)

Language classes usually consist of, well, language learning. You learn the grammar, how to listen and speak, how to read and write, you learn how to communicate. But when you take your skills outside of the classroom, do you realize how little you know? And I’m not talking about language-wise, I’m talking about everything else-wise.…

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Language Learning: A Guide for Shy People

Almost one year ago, I write a post called What it’s like Loving Languages and Being Shy, which was more of a personal post than anything. Since birth I have been “plagued” with shyness and sometimes I throw my hands up in frustration and shout to the sky “WHY DO I LOVE LANGUAGES BUT WHY…