“The whore of Babylon” and other such essential phrases for language learners

I would not recommend that a language learner go to any specialized group for their language education. Can you imagine trying to learn English in a laboratory full of research scientists or in the midst of a Dungeons and Dragons game?? I speak from experience when I advise against learning a language from a conservative […]

Romanian Language Learning: My brain is either getting stronger or slowly falling apart. It’s hard to say at this point in time…

There are few things more humbling than trying to learn a language while being surrounded by a whole country of people who speak 2, 3, or 4 languages.  The Republic of Moldova used to be a part of Romania and therefore its primary language is Romanian.  BUT – it was then under Russian rule during […]