The Rocky Road to Dublin – Samantha Kiernan Spend just five minutes talking to me, and you’ll likely realize that I am loudly and obsessively proud of my Irish heritage. Now this passion never stemmed from a love of Irish cuisine or a deep knowledge of Irish history. It wasn’t fueled by kinship ties maintained…
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On any given day, I can be heard shifting between two languages seamlessly, English and Spanish, weaving in and out of my speech depending on who I am around. Most of the time Spanish is for home and family, while English is for school and friends. This came about thanks to my move from Barranquilla,…
A Czech proverb says, “You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once.” Each language we learn reveals to us new abilities, ways of looking at the world, and complexities of our own personality. Are not two of the most rewarding struggles in…
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I grew up in white, suburban (almost rural) America.
When I was in high school, I excelled in my French classes – my ability to memorize lists of vocabulary and quickly distinguish between tenses allowed me to pick up the language quickly.
About a month ago, I stumbled upon a BuzzFeed video on Facebook called “Questions Americans Have for Italians.”
About a month ago, the Hirshhorn museum in Washington, D.C. held the closing of Shirin Neshat’s Facing History, an art exhibit that portrays many important, and inherently controversial, aspects of Iranian culture since the revolution of 1979.
“I speak two foreign languages and I have lived abroad, but nobody really cares, and since none of these is covered in the job requirements, there is no need to mention it in my cover letter…” WRONG!