On speaking Norwegian
A conversation online early today with one of my best friends, Ameris:
Me: Rosetta stone doesn’t offer Norwegian.
Ameris: Haha. WOW. You wanna learn NORWEGIAN?
Me: So I can talk to the Norway guys! 🙂
Ameris: They don’t speak English?
Me: Well they do…But if they can learn English, then I can learn Norwegian.
Ameris: You’ll use the language ONCE…with two people…
Clearly, she missed my point.
I’m going to reiterate what I said on twitter when I was coming to Australia and I encountered some german guys: the fact that Americans are only taught one language during childhood is one of the worst parts of the American education system (in my opinion). I would have praised my parents if they had encouraged me to learn a second language while I was growing up.