Today’s guest post comes from the amazing Anthony Naprstek, a reader and amazing language learner with a fresh approach on how to measure your fluency in your target language. Click on to read a little about him and what he defines as fluency.
Just why should you learn a language? How does it benefit you, and is it truly worth your time? I’ve spent quite a while wondering what the best reasons for learning a language are, and here’s what I came up with.
In a bid to find more listening comprehension materials for French, some months ago I found an iOS and Android app by the name of “7 jours sur la planète”, which aims to help the learner of French via real media pieces carefully chosen and curated by TV5Monde, a French global television network. Some time later, I found that “7 jours” actually originated from a website that some really nifty features itself. Both have definitely helped improve my French during this mission, which is why I’d love to share this with you!
Just got back from Europe, and I already miss the mental exercise of jumping between languages! My vacation was a very educational experience, and I’d like to share with you what I learnt about staying active in language learning while outside of my home turf.
I was born a linguistic wanderluster, which means I can’t help myself: I fly into a new language’s trap quicker than a bee does into a flower. But how many languages CAN one person study at the same time?