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
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
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)