Day 44: Are you learning another language?

In a previous post about language learning, I talked about how immersion is really the best way. Immersing yourself in another country during a quarantine, however, is out of the question. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources you can use in your own home for studying a second language. Learning a foreign language is a long and arduous process. Probably the most difficult part, at … Continue reading Day 44: Are you learning another language?

Do you keep a travel journal?

My first long-term experience abroad was during a study away program in 2009.  I went to Ecuador with a small group of college students who were learning Spanish.  It is by far one of the best experiences abroad I’ve had. Unfortunately, I didn’t bother to keep a journal of my experiences and now I’ve forgotten half the places we saw and visited! This is what … Continue reading Do you keep a travel journal?

What’s the best way to learn a foreign language?

I’m speaking mostly from personal experience when I say that if you want to learn a foreign language, the only real way to do so is to go to a country that speaks that language and immerse yourself in it.  Of course, I’m sure there’s plenty of conflicting research with lengthy lists of teaching methodology and the newest software programs to make you fluent in … Continue reading What’s the best way to learn a foreign language?