Learning a second language

Learning a second language

I’m learning Spanish.

Spanish is the second most used language in almost every state in the U.S. And the number of people who speak it in the U.S. is growing—especially here in Colorado.

So every day, I spend at least 30 minutes studying Spanish in an effort to be able to connect with others who speak it. (I use Duolingo, and Rach and I watch quite a few Spanish TV shows and movies, or dual-language series like Gentefied.) To me, it makes sense to bone up so I can communicate with Spanish speakers.

I admire those who are multilingual—especially people who have taken a big leap to live in another country in which a different language is the norm.

Learning Spanish is a way for me to bridge the gap between two cultures, and perhaps make new connections, or even be able to provide assistance to someone in need.

Now, I have a long way to go before I can add “Spanish” to my list of languages in my LinkedIn profile.

But I’m committed to learning a little more each day in order to improve my ability to understand and communicate with others.

What languages do you speak and where did you learn?