It's no secret: I love culture. And I love the vehicle of culture, the vessel by which it is transmitted: language.
Learning other languages, such as Brazilian portugûes and español have really helped to broaden my view of the world. It is such a gift to be able to communicate with people from other cultures and different countries in their own language, because it facilitates understanding of the beliefs, values and attitudes of that culture.
I have been very blessed to have the opportunity to travel to some beautiful countries and immerse myself in different cultures, and I hope to share this gift one day.
I strongly encourage anyone to pursue learning a second language-it can be a challenge but it's not as impossible as you may think! There are some really great channels on YouTube where you can learn not only about the language, but the culture surrounding the language as well. Who knows, you might even be inspired to visit one of them someday!
I personally use and highly recommend duolingo, both the website and the mobile app.
Please post any comments below about your favorite culture, language or if you have had any interesting experiences in learning another language or visiting another country. And keep exploring our beautiful world through language and/or travel-it is medicine for the soul!