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Portuguese has been an integral part of my everyday personal life since I first started studying it.

Learning Hmong has changed my perspective on the Hmong culture and strengthened my relationship with my community along with my parents.

Languages are keys, and they open many doors. There are many doors that Arabic can unlock, and I discover more all the time.

 Everyday, I get to use my own experiences to benefit others all while continuing to learn about the world around me through other languages and cultures. Langauge learning does not end in the classroom. Get out there, put yourself in uncomfortable situations and don't be afraid to make mistakes!

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

I've been able to travel to many French-speaking countries and being able to speak the language makes the experience all the more rewarding.

Through my study of Portuguese I have met friends, travelled and had adventures, learned new ways of seeing the world, and generally had an enormous amount of fun. 

Learning German has changed my life forever.

Take every opportunity to practice your secondary language, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes.

I love being able to speak a language that so few people know!