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Everyone has had experiences with foreign languages. Whether traveling, or meeting foreign travelers to your city, or watching a foreign film, we have all found ourselves exposed to different languages.

I'd like to hear your stories. I'd like to hear about the Japanese tourists that you helped get to the museum, or the taxi driver in Turkey delighted to hear you say a few words in Turkish.

I want to hear about your experiences speaking a foreign language. I'm not just talking about learning another language. I'm talking about using it (or not using it! - sometimes not speaking a language can be the cause for an incredible story!)

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These are the life experiences that we never forget. Share your foreign language experiences with other language learners. Your story will become a web page right here on Language Learning Advisor.com just for others to enjoy, learn from and comment on!



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Wrong word !  
I was talking to a teacher in Polish during a lesson and we were discussing families and friends.I was going to suggest auntie (ciocia) but what I actually …

Knowing Spanish Helps A Lot  
I learned Spanish in High School and learned more while I was working in a county jail where it came in very handy. I got certified bi-lingual and earned …

Learning Japanese-the quickest way 
I lived and worked in Japan from 20-27 years old. I was always fascinated by Japan since I first studied about the country in 5th grade geography class. …

Not speaking Spanish in Ecuador = not good! 
I have an Ecuadorian brother. He is my brother's best friend from back in 8th grade when they were in boarding school together. My Ecuadorian brother would …

Angels Teach What They Know 
There are many ways of expressing true friendship. One of them is by serving those around us. Some years ago, I met a young man called 'Cowdell'. …

Encounters with Spanish 
When you work in an internationally famous hospital, encounters with other languages are common and sometimes quite funny. A great example of that was …

Still Having a Good Time 
Going to family reunions with my mother's family is always interesting. Her father was a Kraus from the Amana Colonies in Iowa, and although she didn't …

My Spanish Came in Handy 
I took Spanish in high school, many years ago. I really enjoyed it. But because I didn't keep it up, I had forgotten quite a lot of the language over …

It's worth it to make an effort! 
In preparation for a trip to France, I strove to learn a few words in French. I knew Spanish fairly well, and it helped that they were both Romance languages. …

my personnel experience 
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Make sure you learn important words, like "bathroom." 
I went on a student trip to China while I was in college. I didn't know very much Chinese at the time, and relied a lot on my more fluent friends to communicate. …

One Helpful Word in Italian 
While living in Italy I was required to attend a "culture class". We had learned a few words in Italian along with several common criminal activities focused …

My Foreign Language Experiences 
Years ago I moved into an apartment in a nice new complex. The lady who ran the place seemed very nice. She told me her husband was from Israel. No problem. …

Japanese Interpreter By Default 
When I was in elementary school I was the only Asian student in the school. One day a foreign exchange student from Japan enrolled in the school. The principal …

my need to learn a language 
When learning a foreign language a person has to have a goal in mind where they really feel the need. For example, I met a girl who came to my country …

A Problem With Portuguese 
Well this is how it went… One morning I was chatting with one friend, he is American and of course speaks English. In the other way I am Portuguese …

French class trip to Canada 
I traveled to Canada one summer with students from my French class. It was my first, and still only, trip outside of the United States. It was exciting …

Have a go learning for a trip 
You might think that it’s not worth taking the time to learn any of the Chinese language for a short trip in the far east. However, even one or two words …

Using Romanian on a Mission Trip 
Last September, I went with a group of church members to Romania on a mission trip. I decided before I went that, although we would have translators …

My First Time Using Italian in Rome 
I visited Rome for the first time this Spring. I tried to prepare by learning the basics of Italian, but the trip was planned on rather short notice so …

Speaking Spanish Amongst the Poles in New Jersey! 
One time I was with my bandmates in a club in northern New Jersey that was mostly filled with Poles (I think it was the Cricket Club for anyone who knows …

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