Learning a new language is a very impressive feat that expands your mind, improves your inter-cultural communication and is something I very much want to achieve. 

I want to be very clear, while I did dabble with Spanish, Italian and French, I did not learn a new language as part of this module. 

The learning of this module was focused on studying different language acquisition methods, because I wanted to lay the foundation for when I do learn a second language. 

Coupled together with the high volume of learnign that forms this overall MTA Portfolio learning a new language was too demanding, but further down the line once the building of this portfolio is behind me, I am very serious about commiting myself to learning a new language.

Ultimately, I like the challenge learning a new language poses, speaking more than one language may well prove to be very useful and I don’t want to be just another British person who could not be bothered to learn another language.

18 Courses

Introduction to Linguistics

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: University of Birmingham

Started: 11/07/2018

Finished: 18/07/2018

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Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: University of Southampton

Started: 17/11/2014

Finished: 15/11/2014

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Cultural Studies and Modern Languages

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: University of Bristol

Started: 19/07/2016

Finished: 22/07/2016

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Multilingual Learning for a Globalised World

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: University of Glasgow

Started: 23/07/2016

Finished: 29/07/2016

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Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: University of Groningen

Started: 10/05/2017

Finished: 17/05/2017

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The Art of Teaching Foreign Language to Young Learners

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

Started: 18/07/2018

Finished: 19/07/2018

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Italian for Beginners 1: Meeting, Greeting and Eating

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 15/03/2018

Finished: 15/05/2018

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Italian for Beginners 2: My Friends and Family

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 15/05/2018

Finished: 18/05/2018

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Italian for Beginners 3: My Daily Life

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 01/06/2018

Finished: 08/06/2018

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Italian for Beginners 4: Likes and Dislikes

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 10/06/2018

Finished: 15/06/2018

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Italian for Beginners 5: Time to Travel

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 15/06/2018

Finished: 23/06/2018

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Italian for Beginners 6: Out and About

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 22/06/2018

Finished: 27/06/2018

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Spanish for Beginners 1: Meeting and Greeting

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 09/03/2018

Finished: 04/07/2018

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Spanish for Beginners 2: People and Places

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 04/07/2018

Finished: 19/07/2018

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Spanish for Beginners 3: My Life

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 19/07/2018

Finished: 08/08/2018

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Spanish for Beginners 4: Leisure Time

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 08/08/2018

Finished: 30/08/2018

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Spanish for Beginners 5: Getting Things Done

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 30/08/2018

Finished: 13/09/2018

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Spanish for Beginners 6: Out and About

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 13/09/2018

Finished: 23/09/2018

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1 Book

Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

Author: Gabriel Wyner

Publisher: Harmony

Published: 2014

Started: 21/06/2017

Finished: 

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1 App

Duolingo: Learn Languages Free

Creator: Duolingo

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Learning a new language is a lot like entering a new relationship. Some will become fast friends. Others will hook their arms with calculus formulas and final-exam-worthy historical dates, and march right out of your memory on the last day of school. And then sometimes, whether by mere chance or as a consequence of a lifelong odyssey, some languages will lead you to the brink of love.
Those are the languages that will consume you – all of you – as you do everything to make them yours. You dissect syntax structures. You recite conjugations. You fill notebooks with rivers of new letters. You run your pen over their curves and cusps again and again, like you would trace your fingers over a lover’s face. The words bloom on paper. The phonemes interlace into melodies. The sentences taste fragrant, even as they tumble awkwardly from your mouth like bricks built of foreign symbols. You memorise prose and lyrics and newspaper headlines, just to have them at your lips after the sun dips and when it dawns again.

Marianna Pogosyan, Why learning a new language is like an illicit love affair, Aeon.co