Why Not . . . Learn a New Language?

Mar 14, 2012

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13 thoughts on “Why Not . . . Learn a New Language?

  1. Hello Shannon,
    Well, let’s practice!
    J’aime beaucoup votre blogue. Les photos sont toujours très belles et les sujets sont intéressants. Jetez un coup d’oeil sur mon blogue si, à l’occasion, vous voulez pratiquer votre français. 🙂
    Michelle K

  2. I love languages and i am currently learning French and Italian. For me, i find it most convenient to have the language packs on my phone or ipod as i can listen to them while walking or on the bus

    xo Stephanie

  3. Perhaps you can find some books by Anne Cuneo, they’re very captivating and make it worthwhile to remember all that wonderful sounding vocabulaire;)

    Bonne chance!

    Angela

  4. I bought the Pimsleur French series, and listened to them faithfully on my daily one-hour walks, and in the car. It became so comforting to drive to and fro with this charming French couple yakking up a storm beside me, telling me what to do. After I finished each year, I sold them on Amazon – then before I knew it, I had completed the last CD Pimsleur makes. I’ve graduated to French films, and more advanced CDs, and I must say that I feel very different – I feel more confident in my French club monthly meetings, and very proud of having stuck to this discipline on a daily basis. This adherence to my commitment has affected every area of my life.

    1. Thank you for this source. I am originally Croatian,graduated in US and now I have a boyfriend playing in Spain so I really want to learn at least basic Spanish cause I visit so much (once a month) and I would definitely like to learn French for me 🙂

      La Kat

  5. For similar reasons my husand and I started taking weekly French lessons about 7 years ago. It has been the most rewarding experience. With just our weekly class and homework plus 15 minutes of practice a day, I can now converse at a basic level and be understood, plus can read and understand at an intermediate level. Additionally, your comments about how studying another language improves conversation in one’s native language and its’ effect on increasing cultural sensitivity have been very true in my experience. Thank you for your wonderful blog.

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