I burst out laughing when a friend texted me this meme. As anyone who’s lived in another country or speaks a foreign language already knows, this actually happens! I guess it’s just another unexpected curveball in the expat experience.
When you want to learn a new language, technology can help you reach your goal. It’s been a recent trend to include gamification into the linguistic process which also makes the experience fun. That’s right! I’m talking about games. More specifically apps designed for use on your phone, tablet or laptop. Think of it like Candy Crush.. but instead of matching rows of sweets, you’re improving your Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, etc.
I’m fortunate that Canada recognizes two official languages: english and french. Most Canadians have easy access to language classes, immersion programs and educational & vocational services. Sounds pretty great, no? Too bad I never took advantage of my privilege.