Last week, I posted about duolingo, a website dedicated to studying language and doing translations. I said I was working on a few languages:
- French (now up to level 5/25) – This is the main language I want to study, as I studied it for 8 years in school, and want to brush up on it before going back to Canada.
- Spanish (now up to level 3/25) – This is a next logical step after French, considering how widespread the language is. And I heard it’s fairly easy to learn.
- German – I’m part German, and I’d like to learn it.
- Italian – I’d love to go to Italy, and this would be useful.
- Norwegian – Not necessarily useful, but I’d like to learn it, as I am part Norwegian.
- Irish – Not the most useful language these days, as there aren’t many speakers any more, but it would be wonderful to help expand the number of people who speak it. Also, I’m part Irish.
Well, I’ve since added two more:
- Portuguese – Since it’s very closely related to Spanish, this should be quick and easy to learn.
- Turkish – It’s different. It’s something I may never have to use, unless I visit Turkey, which I’d love to do.
In addition to these, I’m always trying to improve my Japanese, something I need to work harder on. And also, I still want more languages! Duolingo has some languages that aren’t quite ready for studying, but I would like to add Greek and Russian when they’re available.
Are you studying any languages? What can you speak? What do you want to study?