French from the Ground Up

Have you ever tried to take up a skill or hobby only to find out that you're terrible at it, and you're totally convinced that the universe wants you to suck at it forever? I've studied five languages in a formal setting but I'd never felt anything remotely similar until I had to take french. Oui. Français. (more…)

Why Your Library Is Essential To Learning A Language

Why Your Library Is Essential To Learning A Language

For me, the library is one of the happiest places on earth. From the time I was about three years old, I've spent a large part of my life in them. I'm a huge Fantasy nerd so when I needed my fix I hit the shelves. Me and the Dewey Decimal System were practically best friends. However, it wasn't until embarrassing recently that it occurred to me I could use my library time to fix other habits too. Sidenote: My…