Reflections on Language from In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

JhumpaBlogImage In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri recounts a novel experiment in language learning. Driven by her long-standing passion for the Italian language, the bilingual Bengali-English speaking author moves to Rome with her family and completely immerses herself in the language: … Continue reading

Where have all the languages gone?

The tower of Babel On Earth Day, we take time to think about how human activity is affecting the environment and how we can work together to slow and reverse these trends. As part of this, you’ll probably hear about the dramatic loss of … Continue reading

7 Life Lessons Language Learning Will Teach You

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Hello! Bonjour! Konnichiwa! Isn’t it amazing that they differ in sound, form, and origin but share a single purpose? To build a bond. Beyond connection, learning new languages is an advantage when you are seeking employment, education, or even leisure in a foreign land. But we may also come across special discoveries that are not just about our cultural explorations but about ourselves. Here are seven life lessons that the journey of learning new languages can teach us: Continue reading