How Learning a Language is Like Climbing a Mountain

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” John Muir My wife and I love to be in the mountains. Recently on a hike on Mt. Rainier I thought to myself “Self: You know, learning a language is really a lot like climbing a mountain.” In what ways? No Two MountainsContinue reading “How Learning a Language is Like Climbing a Mountain”

A Day in the Life of a Polyglot

This week I decided to go with an easy subject for me to describe: a typical day for me as it relates to language study. In later posts, I’ll go into more detail about each method I use, how to make it work, and why it works. But for now I’ll give you a generalContinue reading “A Day in the Life of a Polyglot”

An Accidental Polyglot

pol·y·glot (/ˈpälēˌɡlät/) Noun: a person who knows and is able to use several languages. Ex: “Slovenians, being surrounded by many countries, are mostly polyglots” ac·ci·dent (/ˈaksədənt/) Noun: a whoopsie-daisy, oops As Groucho Marx said, “I was born at a very early age.” But maybe that’s going back too far. I am a polyglot. At the timeContinue reading “An Accidental Polyglot”