Itchy Feet: When you lose the fluency battle

Itchy Feet: When you lose the fluency battle

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It's a hard climb to the top of mount fluency – especially when those linguistic nerves are determined to trip you along the way.

Who said learning a foreign language was easy?

Those who have fought their way through the language guantlet can surely commiserate with these battles of learning a foreign language.

The grammar battle

Itchy Feet: The language battle


Comprehension

Note to self: next time, just ignore and keep walking

Itchy Feet: The language battle

Benign ignorance


Linguistic nerves

 At least I'm not dumbstruck anymore, I suppose that's progress.

Itchy Feet: The language battle
Race of tongues


View from the top

Itchy Feet: The language battle

 

Reprinted with permission of Itchy Feet.

Itchy Feet: Malachi RempenMalachi Rempen is an American filmmaker, author, photographer and cartoonist. Born in Switzerland and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he fled Los Angeles after film school and 'expatted' it in France, Morocco, Italy, and now Berlin, Germany, where he lives with his Italian fiancée. Check out Itchy Feet for his weekly cartoon chronicle of travel, language learning, and life as an expat, or see the hilarious book collection.

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