Maybe you're planning a trip, or studying for a class. Maybe you're trying to connect with distant relatives, or just curious. Whatever the reason, if you're looking for more information on languages, the library is here to help.
I signed up for a Mango foreign language class about a year ago. After a few months, life changed, and I wasn't able to keep up. But recently, I decided to begin again. My account is still open, which makes it so easy to jump right back in. It should be a lot of fun if I just keep doing a little bit each day.
Estoy Norteamericana y mi nombre es Debbie. Soy habla de ingles y habla un poco de español.
If you can read and understand Spanish, you know that I have just introduced myself as a North American named Debbie. I also stated that I speak English and a little Spanish. This phrase is one that I used quite often on my recent 10-day trip to Chile. Traveling to different parts of the world is exciting, but it can be very difficult if the people speak a different language.
Have you ever been interested in learning other languages? Are you planning to travel to other countries? Want to host a foreign exchange student? Learning even the basics can be hard, but there is now an easier way to learn languages, more convenient than returning to the classroom.
Today is the birthday of Korean pop star Lee Tae-Min (Taemin). Generally, not many people I know would care about that, but as of a handful of months ago, my little sister introduced me to K-Pop. I found that I really enjoyed the music of a band called SHINee, of which Taemin is a part of.
I took two languages when I was in high school. I had five years of French and two years of Italian. One day, we got a new student in my Italian class. Her name was Audrey, and she was an exchange student from France. I immediately wondered why she would be in an Italian class when she was still in the process of learning English. She told me it was not uncommon in her country for a student to take several languages. This was interesting to me, considering that in the United States most students never take a foreign language at all.