…the only normal way to begin speaking in a new language is to begin speaking badly!!
–Greg and Angela Thomson, Growing Participator Approach
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.
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Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.
–H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.
To have another language is to possess a second soul.
Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.
‒Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.
‒Rita Mae Brown
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
‒Oliver Wendell Holmes
Learning languages is like learning history from the inside out. It encompasses the battles of ethnicity, religion, compromise, politics. So much can be learned from language because it’s been shaped by history.
–David Webb, The Bourne Sanction, Eric van Lustbader
One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
The limits of my language are the limits of my world.
Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can; there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.