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)
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
choosing italian & materials Few months ago I wanted to try something different. Or let's just put it this way: I wanted to try another language. Italian has been on my mind for awhile, because I know Spanish to some degree (I understand it pretty well, my speaking needs practice). And of course I know … Continue reading Parlo italiano (or not)
I haven't been updating my blog for awhile. My job has been keeping me busy and I just haven't really had time for any language stuff, except keeping up with podcasts, but that's not really language learning, more like maintaining what I know. I did start learning Italian, which I will post about later, this … Continue reading Klingon with Duolingo
Why do you study Persian?!?! This is what people ask when you say you are learning Persian. I don't know why there's no other reactions, it's not like all my other language choices are motivated by reason. In school I studied what was available. Now there's more choice, but I've wanted to concentrate on languages … Continue reading فارسی – Persian, my shiny new language
I went to visit my cousin in Prague and of course I thought of learning a bit of Czech... My last time in Prague was in 1991 (it was Czechoslovakia back then), so it was no wonder that the city had changed a bit... I don't remember that much, since I was 11 years old … Continue reading Czech in Czech
Since I live in Germany, my current plan is to improve my German. I'm taking kind of intensive approach to this. I first thought of taking actual lessons from a professional teacher in italki, but I realized these are not super useful for me and I just end up paying more. I'm not against paying … Continue reading Ich will Deutsch lernen!