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
You can now register for the next Language Jam on October 19-21. Go here to register! Here is the timeline for the next one: what is different compared to the last one? There are slight changes due to the feedback from the first language jam. Because most people who were studying a language with a … Continue reading Language Jam is back!!!
Next Wednesday, 26.9., is the European Day of Languages. I thought I would write a little about the day and languages in Europe, since the day is very relevant to my blog. the origin and the purpose Year 2001 was the year of languages in European Union and the Day of Languages was decided to … Continue reading European Day of Languages 26.9.
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
There are many posts about podcasts and language learning (just google it). But I thought about how I use them, which seems to differ a bit from the common and recommended way. Most recommend finding podcasts with transcripts and then listen to each podcasts many times. I don't really disagree with the advice, but I … Continue reading Using podcasts for language learning