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Meeting people and discovering culture through a language will give it a special significance to you.

I really enjoyed the UW-Madison language classes. The teachers are great and do a good job incorporating speaking and listening exercises into the curriculum.

Learning a new language is always a challenge, but it's also incredibly inspiring and gratifying.

Through Spanish, I have access to another culture and world of information. 

Appreciate the progress you have made, but don't be afraid to tackle new words or try a different method of learning the language.

Immerse yourself in the language you want to learn! Don't limit yourself.

Learning a new language opens up your life in a way that nothing else can.

By knowing another language and living abroad, not only did my intellect grow and deepen, my heart also opened.

My Spanish classes seemed more engaging than my non-language courses —I was always excited to go and could always count on my professors being excited as well.

Studying languages has made me a more understanding and communicative individual. In the case of Swahili, we spent the majority of time third year discussing political and societal issues in East Africa. By forcing myself to think critically and express myself using a completely different grammatical system and vocabulary, I broadened my capacity to understand another culture.