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German learning resources

If you are choosing to study German on your own, check out this guide first, written by a German language professor from University of Michigan: … 153 more words


Loving Oneself and Lisel Mueller

Last night, a friend and I talked about what it means to “love oneself.” I explained that one can learn to care for one’s body through diet and exercise or for one’s mind through study and meditation. 285 more words


Ten Sentences in French

I took four years of French in high school and one semester in middle school. I was very good at it, if I may say so myself–and I’m not just taking the teachers’ words for it. 447 more words

Goals And Accomplishments

Partes del cuerpo

Hoy presentamos vocabulario para hablar sobre el cuerpo y sus partes. Recuerda que todas las palabras tienen género masculino ó femenino.


Learning Japanese

I never wanted to learn a second language.

Nothing against other languages or cultures or anything. I suppose it just stems from the terrible, mandatory French classes from middle/high school. 1,175 more words


From my notebook:

While there are glaring dangers in categorization and putting concepts and ideas into boxes, we generally need them as ways of understanding our world. It’s a way of identifying and making sense of everything, from knowing the difference between a table and chair, to… 856 more words

Travel Smarts

Why I stopped learning Japanese - and why I’m going to start again.

As anyone who has learned a second language knows, it’s tough.  Really tough.  The mental fortitude and perseverance to push through when you feel you’re not making any real progress is enormous.   448 more words