Greetings and welcome to Quick and Easy Languages! I hope you are as excited about learning new languages as I am.
I started my language journey in junior high school and that started me on a pathway to not only learning to speak another language but enabling me to see the rest of the world as real people living in real places not just a spot on the map.
Leon Panetta who in 2011 is head of the CIA, headed the President’s Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies in 1979. At that time he saw that Americans knowledge and competence of languages in general was “scandalous.” Sad to say but thirty plus years later it isn’t much better. As an American I want to see us embrace languages as does most of the rest of the world. We are living at a time where the world is getting smaller and smaller it’s imperative that we be able to talk to one another.
Learning should never stop and what better way to keep learning going than to pick up another language? We will be researching ways in which you can learn languages, there has never been a better time to do just that. Learning can be done in the classroom as well as on the go. The world is talking, let’s listen and respond!
Bienvenidos! Bienvenue! Willkommen! Benvenuto!