I’ve made some exciting strides with my Chinese lately and I wanted to share! I’m not trying to brag, so hopefully this comes across as a friendly teatime chat where I geek out about Chinese. This year I wanted to make some more progress with my Mandarin Chinese learning. I made sure to add in more time here and there. I also tried out the … Continue reading Chinese update
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
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?
French: I actually feel more comfortable now that I’m listening to RFI daily. I didn’t think it would make that much of a difference, but it does! Daily routine- listen to “Le Journal en Francais Facile” sur RFI, read articles/posts on the internet Weekly routine- watch/listen to “Le13hr du weekend” sur TF1 I started a new routine this year, and I’ve been able to keep … Continue reading Month in Review- July 2019
C’est tant difficile de croire que le janvier est déjà passé! Je trouve que l’année 2019 a bel et bien commencé pour moi. J’espère que le reste de l’année continue sur cette voie. Pienso que mis objetivos de lenguas han pasado bien en enero. Utilizo mi francés y mi español cada día (por la mayor parte del mes) en cualquiera manera. Juego con Drops para … Continue reading Month in Review – January 2019 – belated
Bonjour! Hola! Salve! 你好! Hae! Cześc! My name is Bonnie and I’m passionate about languages. I’m American and I currently live on the East Coast in the US. I’m 27 and so far I’ve traveled to 7 other countries. I speak/am learning 7 other languages besides English, my mother tongue. As a kid, I remember thinking that other languages were really cool. Like how you … Continue reading How long have I been in love with languages?