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Learning Kazakh was an entirely new experience, as it brought me out of my comfort zone and exposed me to an entirely new culture with vastly different beliefs, traditions and customs.

Find a group of people to speak with outside of class. The best way to keep up your language skills is to speak as much as possible!

Never quit studying, your language is a gift for life!

Spanish has expanded my world and ability to communicate and connect with so many more people.

Being able to talk to someone and being forced to rack your brain for how to say something is the best way to learn a language.

The language classes were a good place to find a sense of community within the large university.

It’s a small world! Learn to talk to other people in it!

I think learning languages is really fun and also a valuable window to culture.

Living or working in the country of the language you are studying is a "must." Only then can you appreciate the culture and fully develop a knowledge of the language.

Studying languages has meant everything to me.