Archive for May, 2013

¡Hola! I am learning Spanish

¡Hola! I am learning Spanish

I’ve always wanted to learn to speak Spanish. French is nice, don’t get me wrong, and there’s nothing more romantic than Italian (although when my Italian boyfriend broke up with me back in the day, I had a few choice words for him that were decidedly unromantic).

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Learning French with the family

Learning French with the family

It was a grey morning, but we were thankful for the absence of rain and unexpected warmth as we strolled along the streets of Paris. My six-year-old daughter ran ahead—a pink birthday balloon tied to her backpack, a spring in her step and a smile on her face.

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Learning Greek with Rosetta Stone

Learning Greek with Rosetta Stone

Growing up as a Greek-American, I was always surrounded by family members speaking Greek around the house. Unfortunately though, I never really learned the language, apart from a few phrases, especially the ones that indicated that I was in trouble with my father.

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Reasons for Learning Turkish

Reasons for Learning Turkish

Merhaba! My name is Rachel, and I’m just setting out to learn Turkish. I’m no sun-seeker. I burn easily and get dehydrated, so I usually pick cooler destinations for my holidays: places like Iceland and Sweden, Russia and Greenland. Going south just seems weird. And then my dad bought a house in Turkey.

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How to Have a Baby in a Country Where You Don’t Speak the Language

How to Have a Baby in a Country Where You Don’t Speak the Language

Given the lessons learned from my several botched Russian attempts, when my job moved me from Armenia to Germany, I decided I would not learn German. I initially had little interest in the language and was only in Germany for an interim period while I waited for a new water project to materialize in Bolivia. But then everything changed when my love life took an unexpected turn.

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