How to Learn a Language for Travel
Some ideas to help you prepare for travel when you don’t speak the language or how to use travel to help you learn a new language.
Gaining foreign vocabulary for travel
I’m always mystified when I meet travelers who don’t know a single word of the language for the country they’re visiting. No one expects you to be fluent, but at least learn some of the important words like “thank you.” And with all the technology available at our fingertips, there’s really no excuse to not have at least some local vocabulary for your visit. Here are just some of the tools available to you. Websites For trying to...
Expressions from travel
I love languages. I think it’s fascinating and wonderful to be able to communicate with a wider variety of people. As a polyglot, I decided I loved language so much I should pursue a degree in linguistics, and it was my first major in university. Declaring a major is painful enough for a typical student, but when you have eclectic tastes, it’s even more complicated. My first day in my linguistics class, however, quickly showed me...
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