“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” –Charlemagne
The European Emperor Charlemagne said that at a time when the opportunity to learn a foreign language—or to learn to read or write one’s own—was rare. These days, it’s reported that 53% of Europeans can speak a foreign language. Unfortunately, only 18% of Americans speak a language other than English.
Please blog about your experiences learning a foreign language. Did you immigrate to a country where you had to learn the language fast in order to make it? Were you one of those students in the back of French class who dreaded being called on? Did your ease at learning languages have you dreaming of living abroad? Blog for a chance to win books by Kushner and Weill»
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Learning a foreign language can bring closer together nations of very different cultures, establish tolerance, and found peace. The language bridge links nations far better than bridges made of steel or stones.”
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