Posts Tagged“learn a language”

Bonjour. Bonjour! It might sound like the start of Beauty and the Beast, but you’d be surprised how much one little word can transform your travels, especially in small towns like Saorge. It might open the door to a sweet old lady marveling at how “you young folks” don’t need layers on a chilly morning while she’s bundled to the nines. It might warm up the room when a trio are the only other diners in the restaurant, and when the stoic Italian owner Bruno makes a joke, “okay, madame gets all the fries and you get none,” you feel free to make…

Yes, we all know that the older we get, the harder it is for us to learn a language. But I’m not buying this as an excuse. I’ve been studying Italian over the past few years, and though I am, as Bill Holm says, a bit like a drooling child at this stage, it’s still such a wonderful experience. ┬áHere’s why it’s never too late to learn another language. 1. People Appreciate the Effort Even if all you can say is “Bathroom. Where?” people in most countries will open up to you simply because you’re trying. (This, in contrast from…