I've always had a passion
for languages, and study them for fun (see favorites).
While I've dabbled with numerous tongues, I've concentrated my attention
on the following three:
(tongue of the angels)
My undergraduate major. Studied Modern
Standard Arabic and Egyptian colloquial dialect. Extensive
travel in the Middle East, including Egypt, Libyan border,
Jerusalem, West Bank, Gaza, and Jordan.
|Six years formal education in secondary school,
and extensive personal study. Opportunities for practice have
come with trips to Barcelona, and biking vacations in Basque
and Cantabrian regions of Spain.
|Extensive personal study, with opportunities
for application on multiple trips to Paris and extended biking
and backpacking trips in Dordogne and Provence regions of
France. Currently utilizing Podcasts to improve listening