Reading in a Foreign Language Vs. Reading in one of MY Languages

There’s been an aspect of language learning that I’ve been worrying about in a low-grade way for a long time now, because it’s a common concern/idea that gets bandied about when the subject of language learning comes up, related to the age you are when you start learning a language.  It’s commonly said that it’s … Continue reading Reading in a Foreign Language Vs. Reading in one of MY Languages

Listening to a Foreign Language: The Struggle is Real

In my daily life, I am frequently brought into contact with people who speak languages other than English.  It’s not always Spanish—I overhear conversations in German, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Arabic, Portuguese, and others that I haven’t been able to recognize—but most often it is in fact Spanish.  And if there’s one surefire way to reinforce … Continue reading Listening to a Foreign Language: The Struggle is Real