How is it 2021 already? Well, here goes- these are my goals for the year! In general: watch more language youtube videos- I’ve gotten behind already. There’s so much that’s free & readily available, don’t forget about it! French: I’m missing out on my speaking practice…I should really try fitting italki into my schedule! I want to do more writing prompts, for some of those … Continue reading Language Learning Goals for 2021
I’ve been using the Drops Language App since November 2018. (Wait, it’s been that long now?!) I started with the free version, and I’ve been using the premium version for the last 3 months (October- December 2020). I figured I would share my thoughts- I’m always interested in reading reviews about language learning programs, so someone might be into mine. I mainly use it to … Continue reading When to drop a language app…
Lucrezia from Learn Italian with Lucrezia posted a video about Risorse gratuite online per studenti di italiano (A1-C1). Here are the links for the individual resources, I’ve already taken a look and they seem helpful: Alma Edizione, Italiano Per Stranieri, Liber Liber, and Virgilio Sapere. I came across this online literary magazine called Latin American Literature Today, and they have this interesting article about translating … Continue reading Language Links 2
Why not? You learn so much more than the language, by experiencing it in person with native speakers. When I went to Rome in October 2019, I had been learning Italian on and off for the previous 4 years. In the year running up to my trip, I was intensively learning Italian. I even took online lessons via italki with a tutor for the last … Continue reading If you can travel to a country where your target language is spoken, why wouldn’t you?
Sometimes you can’t travel (*cough pandemic cough*). Maybe you won’t be able to travel for a while if you need to save money or you’re in school or for whatever reason. That wanderlust might be itching for you to see and experience new things in a foreign place of wonders…but you can make do from home! You can create a language day with one that … Continue reading How to create a language day
It’s been quite a year so far! But just looking at the past month of May…I’m pretty happy with my language learning progress. It’s a stressful time with this pandemic, not knowing who’s going to get sick when. And those worries can get to me in my personal life. I have the privilege of working from home and staying employed, but I do still worry … Continue reading Month in Review- May 2020
Salut! Just a bunch of cool links for articles, news, organizations, and interesting things related to languages that I’ve recently come across. The website ArtsHub has a “So you want my arts job: _____” series, and I came across one for being a literary translator. For some reason, I’m able to access the article on one of my devices, but not the other. Apologies if … Continue reading Language Links
A bit of reverse psychology for you! Did it work? I think of myself as a social introvert. I like lots of indoor hobbies (reading books, writing, watching tv shows/movies, listening to music/podcasts, the internet, etc), I’m a quieter person, and I’m rather independent. But I have lots of wonderful friends, I’m able to be social when I need to, and I like going to … Continue reading Don’t try out online tutors/language exchanges…then you won’t have to talk to anyone!
French: I went to a meeting with a local French conversation Meetup Group this month! I regularly attended this group about 4 years ago, but stopped for a variety of reasons. One of my other francophile friends wanted to go and see what it was like again, so we went. It was actually pretty nice. Things had changed a little, and it seemed like a … Continue reading Month in Review- August 2019
If I’m learning all these languages, why do I write my posts in English? I live in the United States, and a large amount of the population is monolingual and only speaks English. An American seriously learning a second language is a minority, and someone like me learning multiple languages is unusual. There are many reasons to learn other languages (maybe I’ll delve into that … Continue reading Why do I write in English?