If you are wondering what goes through the mind of a ‘bilingual’ person and how to get there, here’s part two of the long road to speaking two languages starting from a single language household. Part one was about the Dark Age of learning, not only for my style of choice: High School. You can find it here.
How I learned English. Part 221:35
How I learned English. Part 120:33
There are several phases in the process of learning a second language. Some may be familiar to all of you, such as listening and repeating silly dialogues on text books, others are a bit more personal and, let's say, 'creative'. Nonetheless I can confirm all of them are real and 'bilingual' people know the struggle.
It’s no news that we live in a positive oriented world. Everything needs to inspire us, motivate us to do better, or allow us to binge on Netflix and cats on the internet. Body positive movements. Motivational posters. Inspirational quotes. Fitspo. It gets better. Even Facebook does not allow us to not like things! Despite our best effort to get a ‘middle finger’ button, all we got is an angry reaction emoji-thing.
Australia vs Italy: Street laws20:09
Oh, Italy, land of pizza, wine, and mafia. Where houses are yellow and every town speaks a different dialect. Oh, Australia, home of unique animals, blonde surfers, and Vegemite. Both are places that I have the privilege to call home at this time in my life. And from an insider's point of view I can disclose a few of the main differences between the two. Before you ask: no, they don't ride kangaroos Down Under. At least, not on week days.
Notes from February20:00
Since my notes from January have been a fun thing to do and you seem to have liked the idea, it's time for another round! Notes from February are here!