Putting your new language skills to use
There is no better feeling than travelling to the country where your learning language is spoken and conversing with the locals. It gives you an enormous feeling of satisfaction when a local says something to you and you actually understand them and you find yourself being able to be understood when speaking back. This is the confidence boost and motivation...
Life getting in the way of language learning
Having successfully passed my exams in all of my 3 preferred European languages, French, German and Spanish I needed to contemplate the future and decided that I wanted to move onto the next level of learning. My mother had a friend whose daughter worked as an interpretor for the government and was earning quite a hefty monthly sum of money...
Studying 4 languages at once cant be done, can it?
After discovering my love of foreign languages whils’t on a family holiday at the age of 16 I decided to go to college and set about fulfilling my ambition of learning to speak a foreign language. The difficulty was that I didn’t really know which language I wanted to learn but I knew I wanted to be able to speak...
How I became interested in languages
Being young and impressionable certainly did me no harm and it was in 1990 at the age of 16 whilst on holiday in Majorca with my Aunty, Uncle and cousins that my interest in languages began after I met a man working in our hotel whose job it was to entertain the guests. I can’t remember this man’s name but...