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The Art Of Learning New Languages

I have always been envious of people that have grown up bi-lingual and tri-lingual. Languages are such fascinating things, and it’s amazing to watch people go from speaking English, to effortlessly slipping into another language for someone who needs it, to slipping back into English without missing a beat.

Many other countries introduce students to a secondary language from the time they reach ages four or five, and as a result, these students enter the adult world with some form of fluency in at least one additional language than their native tongue.

Compared to most other Kentuckians I know, I’m one of the lucky ones. My college-prep high school provided me with 6 months of Latin and 2.5 years of basic French. In college, I took one year of Japanese. …that’s it...

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