10 highs and lows of language learning

1. Feeling self conscious of how you sound and how many mistakes you’re probably making…

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2. …but then a native speaker compliments you on your accent.

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3. Being able to spark up conversation with strangers while abroad…

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4. …but then they respond back at lightning speed and you’re brought right back down to Earth

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5. When you can act as translator for a struggling tourist in your city

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6. When Duolingo says you’re 50% fluent but you only understand 0.1% of the movie…

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7. ..but you get excited any way, cos “yes, you just understood what they said!”

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8. Taking the time to learn proper grammar in your target language, and feeling like a true scholar…

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9. …Only to find out, that no-one really talks like that, and you sound “too formal”

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10. When you can eavesdrop into peoples conversations, and actually understand what they’re saying…

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bonus: And lastly, in my opinion probably the most satisfying thing of all…

11. Being able to understand MEMES!

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