I used to find it quite cool that people could just dip in and out of different languages when speaking. But one language degree and 6 years abroad later, I now realise that this ‘ability’ is actually an incompetence to think in only one language. Joking. But it does sometimes take an extra effort not... Continue Reading →
Learning a language with native speakers
There's no better way to learn a language than from the locals themselves. As someone who has lived in two different countries to improve their languages skills, I've found different locals tend to have different approaches towards your language efforts.. Here's a few of the personalities I've come across: The Understanding Local Us foreign language learners... Continue Reading →
Struggling to show your true personality in a foreign language
One of the beauties of speaking another language is that it allows you to express yourself through different words and concepts that don't exist in your native tongue. Never did I think though, that it could make me (loud, outgoing and laughs all day Alisa) appear to be shy and reserved. Why is it so... Continue Reading →
Which app is best to learn a new language?
"Buenos dias!" I'm pretty sure we have all said this to the locals whilst holiday-ing in sunny Spain, but stringing a sentence together to form some sort of conversation is always another issue. "Err, do you speak English?" And there we are, right back into the safety net of speaking the global lingua franca. The... Continue Reading →