Point of View: Falling in love with Russia, one language course at a time

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Thu Apr 15 16:34:18 UTC 2010


The Lariat Online

 

Point of View: Falling in love with Russia, one language course at a time

 

By Lela Atwood

 

A year ago, I did not think I was capable of learning a foreign language. The idea of knowing a second language sounded wonderful, but there was no hope for me. I was born in an English-speaking household and was barely exposed to other languages. 

 

Many people implied that learning a language was too big of a feat for an American, like me, to attempt. Others said there was no hope for someone to learn a language unless they were either a young child or a language genius, two things that I do not use to describe myself. The last blow came, however, when I made a "C" average in my Spanish classes. 

 

Full story:

http://www.baylor.edu/lariat/news.php?action=story&story=72663

 

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