Meet my dog, Buddy. I think he’s pretty cute. He’s smart too-he can ignore me ifn three different languages when I tell him to come or sit. Yep, Buddy ignores French, English, and mmm-BELLY-may fluently. Which language I speak to him depends on who else is around. If we’re alone or having a personal chatContinue reading “Trilingual dog”
There are no books or classes to help a person learn mmm-BELLY-may. So, the very first day I pulled out about 12 different things from around the house and put them on the floor on my front porch. My language helper said "point to the machete," and she and I both pointed to it asContinue reading “Plurals are scary!”
These were my visual aids for learning how to say big and small. AL friends-do you recognize the biggest flip flop? These chairs are really comfy, really! Real bent twig chairs-only $2 each at the market! I got the little one to bring home someday for my niece-isn’t it cute?
This is a picture of a broom. I don’t think they’re strange though, they work really well. Read on… A few days ago, a colleague and I were laughing about how we used to think we were good at learning languages. That was before we started to learn languages here, though. It was true forContinue reading “Strange brooms”
…when a foreign language will come in handy. My father told me not to take Spanish in high school, he thought other languages would be more useful. I took Spanish anyway. Years later, while I was working in a job that I got because I could speak Spanish, Dad sent me a clipping about howContinue reading “You never know…”
One of the things that I worked on when I first got back was learning to count to 1000. After I had that down, then I had to work for another week to be able to get the money right. if I go to the market and am told in the language that a pileContinue reading “Learning to count”