Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Joy of Languages

I am taking German at my local community college. I have enjoyed it immensely. I am listening to a German podcast as I write this, and have noticed things about learning a foreign language.
1. It increases the knowledge of how your own language works grammatically which makes you a better speaker.
2. It is fun. It allows you to speak with more people, and the joy of learning and making connections is cool.
3. It allows you to get more perspectives when you look at the news through new websites.

I plan on taking more languages throughout my life, and I will use all of them as I travel the world. Up next: French.


Budd said...

German is gramatically English, who knew. I noticed the same thing when I took Japanese. Up until you are learning parts of another language you never really understand the parts of your own. It is too intuitive.

Janice said...

Wenn Du mal auf deutsch unterhalten willst, w├╝rde ich gern auf deutsch sprechen oder schreiben.