Formerly a university student, I have taken many language and linguistics courses and am able to share my expertise in a variety of language topics as well as tutoring of individual languages, a great deal of them in the Romance branch of the Indo-European language family. With varying degrees of fluency, I speak Danish, English, French, Italian, Latvian, and Spanish.
From an early age, more specifically since second grade, I have been fascinated with languages and have spent a great deal of time trying to learn as many as I possibly could. As ambitious as I was since that time, I have only come to speak the aforementioned six languages, including my native tongue. I didn't put much thought in choosing the languages I decided to learn. I like them so much that picking languages to learn is a very difficult decision for me. I ultimately opted to learn languages related to Spanish for the reason that my language quantum would rise more quickly. As for Danish and Latvian, interest in the cultures and histories behind these languages influenced my decision to learn them.
One thing I have learned from jumping into learning many languages at the same time is that each language is learned much more slowly. However, this method allowed me to attack each individual language from a grammatical perspective so that I would differentiate them more easily. Mixing vocabularies has seldom been a problem in learning these languages, as every language has a unique sound. Grammar was previously my primary weakness when learning. With practice, this no longer became the case and has resulted in me becoming a grammarian.
As far as tutoring others goes, I have tutored former classmates in languages classes I have taken, as well as having given minor pointers to long-time friends about how to approach (a) new language(s). Because languages are my most favorite subject to think, talk, and write about, I feel that I put a great deal of effort in them. I'm willing to share and learn more about anything concerning languages.
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