Category Archives: Language Learning

Na`vi

There is no one that was born speaking Na`vi since it was created for the movie Avatar for the moon Pandora, that doesn’t exist. Yet there are almost half a million websites that will teach you how to speak this … Continue reading

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Corrections

For the last few months it has felt like we have been living in a constant state of being corrected. After months of hearing similar statements it’s hard to isolate constructive words of instruction and criticism. You’re saying it wrong … Continue reading

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Praying in another language

Today in chapel we had a special prayer service. The advanced students listed some of the prayer concerns of the countries that they are preparing to serve in and one of the students will be serving with us in Cameroon. … Continue reading

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Reason for language school

This video summarizes the importance of why we are spending so much time in language school, and is also slightly humorous. Enjoy!

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Knocking on the desk

Part of our language training includes having a chapel service in our class room where we are responsible for the music, prayer, scripture reading and meditation all in French. Other days of the week we meet as an entire school … Continue reading

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French lesson #41

I’ve been learning that there are slight differences between some words but it’s important to know what the differences are so that you can use the words correctly. I was glancing at the homework sheet that our instructor handed out … Continue reading

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French language lesson

Today we learned that you can start your day without washing (se laver) but it’s not possible to be sitting in your chair without getting out of bed (se lever). So after our instructor smelled a few students and graded … Continue reading

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Study break

We just finished up a week of testing and now we have a week and a half off from school. It felt like a week of finals but we kept having tests on the same subject, either oral, written or … Continue reading

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Practical French Conversation Test

As I walked to school to drop something off I had my first real conversation in French with a man on the street that was more than just hello. I greeted the older man with the typical greeting of bonjour … Continue reading

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Language Learning

I’m learning there are a few things about learning a new language that they don’t really tell you in orientation or anywhere in the book, so I thought I would share them. Don’t ask why do they do it that … Continue reading

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