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
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?
#1 Make it your favorite hobby I have lots of hobbies. I’m the kind of person who is either keeping myself busy or relaxing on my couch reading a book/watching a show. One hundred percent energy or 10 percent energy, I guess? Some of my other hobbies are playing the violin (I also play guitar, ukalele, and a smidgen of piano), riding horses, reading a … Continue reading How to fit language learning into your life (or at least how I do)
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
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” You’ve heard this expression, right? Eating something healthy every day keeps your body running well. It’s the same process for language learning! It really helps to learn at least a little bit every day. Even if you have a language class where you have a MonWedFri schedule or you’re putting multiple hours into language learning sessions during … Continue reading A little bit everyday