I believe that anyone can learn another language. Sometimes, when learning another language seems too difficult, we need to reevaluate our expectations and make certain that they are, in fact, realistic. Language is dynamic, so learning a language should be dynamic too. We create meaning with language when we speak it and when we listen to it. Errors are essential to successful acquisition and, ironically, are a positive indication of progress. Native speakers make grammatical errors all of the time! Culture and dialect go hand-in-hand with language learning. Language cannot be divided up into its constituent parts and be learnt. Language is acquired through context, and meaningful interaction. Language is an exciting part of who we are.
University of Delaware - Bachelors, Spanish
University of Delaware - PhD, Linguistics