I've been doing some challenges lately, mainly in Italian, and I actually wanted to write a post when starting and then to look back. But that didn't happen and I'm getting to the end of challenges, so I try to do both in this post: to describe what I thought of the challenge going in … Continue reading Challenges, challenges, challenges!!!
My background in Japanese I used to study Japanese. That was about 12 years ago... I first took all the courses offered in the Helsinki open university, which in Finland means that you can study university courses by paying a small fee. However, what they offer is limited. Then, I started studying physics as a … Continue reading Getting back on the horse… with Japanese
This post is written in Italian. The content might not be super exciting, but is about languages and language learning and maybe shows something of my level. I posted this also in iTalki notebook, if you want to take a look how native speakers corrected this. Imparare le lingue Mi piace molto imparare le nuove … Continue reading Imparare le lingue (in italiano)
I just found something this week that I didn't know existed! I've been struggling having a keyboard basically for each language I study. I get it for Russian, Japanese and Farsi, but I'm finding it annoying for Italian or my native Finnish that I have to switch the keyboard to be able to write all … Continue reading PSA: US international keyboard for Windows
a break in persian studies So, I learned Persian in Germany with an awesome tutor. Then I moved to US and with all the changes in my routine, I just couldn't keep it up. Now I'm getting back to it, but I also wanted to learn to read, which I was starting back then, but … Continue reading Struggling with Persian alphabet
A few weeks ago I wrote about restarting my Italian studies. As I mentioned since then, I have discarded the Language Hacking book. However, I've been keeping up with Italian Uncovered and LingQ and I even added some speaking practice with an Italian teacher in iTalki. I'm now halfway the course (10 lessons) and I … Continue reading Italian Uncovered and what I think of it so far
My first impressions I actually started my Italian studies with this book in September last year. I did the first mission and then I had a bit of a break... Recently I got newly excited about learning Italian and I'm finding it quite easy to learn because I speak French and to some level Spanish. … Continue reading Language Hacking – Italian: Review
S’mae y ddysgwyr Cymraeg! - Hello Welsh learners! Dabbling? In my language learning resources page, I list the Fluent Show as one of the podcasts I listen to regularly. When the podcast host, Kerstin, announced that she will have new course available, I was intrigued. Especially because this wasn't your normal language course, but it … Continue reading S’mae y ddysgwyr Cymraeg! – Dabbling in Welsh
REstarting italian I finally am trying to get back to my rhythm with language learning and while I'm trying to keep up languages like Russian and French, I wanted to jump back to Japanese and Italian. Bit more about Japanese later, I will start with my Italian journey. I started doing the Language Hacking course … Continue reading Buongiorno Italia!
My background I've moved around a bit. First time was when I was 16 and went to Texas as an exchange student. That was purely my desire of travel and exploration. And to learn English of course. Later, when I was at the university I spent a year in Moscow for the same reasons. Well, … Continue reading Moving and language learning