Setbacks happen, in both life and language learning. So how do we keep them from becoming an actual hindrance to our learning process? I recently hit a wall at a rather unexpected point during my Mandarin mission. Here are my thoughts on how to not only overcome setbacks, but actually use them as a learning experience.
Last weekend, I attended one of the most anxiously awaited events for language lovers the world over: the Polyglot Conference. I myself signed up almost as soon as they opened registration, which goes to show how eager I was to participate! “Well, was it worth it?” Absolutely. Keep reading to find out why.
In the continuing topic of language exchange apps, a few months ago I decided to try out a new app called Tandem–and coincidentally, while trying it out, its creators contacted me and asked me to try it out. Talk about coincidences!
As a language learner, I’ve always been a firm believer in writing as means of refining one’s hard earned language. Think about it. What better way to become a silver-tongued polyglot than by exploring the complexities of written language? A lot of other language learners will disagree with me in this one point, but I do think that writing is the basis of elegant language, whether it leaves through your mouth or your fingers. Keep reading to check out a great list of resources to use, either as a teacher or a student, to polish your essay writing skills!