Language

Transformation of a monolingual American

February 13, 2009
heart with welcome in lots of languages

The trials of speaking Czech

After being exposed to the Czech language for the last seven years, it’s nice to be able to hold my own in a conversation without breaking out in a cold sweat. I can order in Czech in restaurants, conduct transactions at the bank and post office, communicate with Anna’s preschool teacher and even attend exercise classes. Of course, body gestures and sign language are always valuable back-ups.

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