Language Myth #2

Myth #2: It should be EASY to learn a new language! If it’s hard, then something’s wrong. Truth: It’s HARD work to learn a new language. It is NOT easy! You’ve been lied to by commercial vendors and programs that want to make a quick buck when they say that it’s quick and easy! The […]

Exposure vs. Engagement

It only takes some exposure to get a virus like COVID-19. Unfortunately, understanding culture is not so easily transmitted! It is a myth that mere exposure to other cultures means that a person can relate well to people of other cultures. Mere exposure may even cause you to formulate more erroneous assumptions and become more […]

Language Myth #1

Let’s talk about some myths associated with language learning. There are many myths and false beliefs about learning new languages that may cause adult learners to quit studying their new language. Why do they stop studying before attaining their language goals? Myth #1: I can learn a new language fast! I should be able to […]

Start with Why

Why do you want to learn about other cultures and how they function? Is it curiosity? Do you know someone you would like to understand better? Do you live among or want to help people of other ethnic backgrounds? Would it make you more effective at work? The “why” of wanting to learn culture is […]