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Language Learning: A Guide for Shy People

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 […]

What Majoring in Linguistics has Taught Me about Life

What Majoring in Linguistics has Taught Me about Life

I think there are a lot of benefits for people who do go to college and for those who don’t go to college. I know not everyone is cut out for formal education, and that’s okay. But I think education for certain people has a […]

Linguistics Classes: The Good, The Bad, The Agglutinating

Linguistics Classes: The Good, The Bad, The Agglutinating

I’m currently finishing up the last three weeks of coursework to get my undergraduate degree in Applied Linguistics from a university in the United States. I wanted to write a little blurb about my classes and my experiences to give you a view of what […]

College Majors: Foreign Language or Linguistics? Things to Consider

College Majors: Foreign Language or Linguistics? Things to Consider

*This post is coming from someone who lives in the United States, so every time I say college, for those overseas, I’m referring to university. But I’ll mostly be addressing the American education system. Going to college is a big step in our lives; it’s […]

New Language or Improve an Old One: Things to Consider

New Language or Improve an Old One: Things to Consider

As I begin to think about what classes to take for the new quarter/semester, I am once again faced with the question I have asked myself a million times before: should I learn a new language or should I improve an old one? With this […]

How to Wake up a Dormant Language

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 […]

The Difference Between a Linguist and a Language Learner

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 […]

What it’s like Loving Languages and Being Shy

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 […]

My Study Abroad Experience in Brazil

My Study Abroad Experience in Brazil

I have traveled and toured a handful of countries and during that time period I have learned a thing or two about wine and food, history and art. I’ve learned how to appreciate a place for what it is–the summative beauty of the food, the […]

How to Learn Basic Japanese

How to Learn Basic Japanese

My experience with Japanese is probably a little bit more “mixed” than most people’s. I didn’t really have to start studying it until it came to reading and writing, because I was bilingual by the time I started talking as a child. Nonetheless, I wouldn’t […]


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