Category Archives: 2016-11

Catching Fragments

I just realized something that makes Mandarin a much harder language to pick up. I understand Spanish. For the most part, the language is similar to English, and I can pick out words to figure out what is going on. … Continue reading

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The Tao I will find…

There is never enough time. I only have four more months here. No, less. It seemed like it would be forever, then it was gone. It’s a lot of time, in a way, and not enough in another. I’ve learned … Continue reading

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To Really Listen

It’s strange seeing how much I have altered my language because of teaching, especially for children. In the States, it seems that half of our language is cultural references, like a nationwide inside joke. Why is English so hard to … Continue reading

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Adaptation

When I’m learning a language, everything begins as a tongue twister. There is a big difference for me between learning grammar and words, and really learning a language. The accent matters, taking the time to retrain your mouth and tongue … Continue reading

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