Steve Kaufmann, one of the founders of The Linguist, writes a linguistics and language-learning blog.
I keep in touch with it, of course, and check his posts frequently. But there was a post half a month ago that I missed a critical piece of. It’s in response to a question from a reader: how did you learn Japanese?
Steve answers the question, then has this quote:
If language learning is a journey, and it is, there is no destination. You will not achieve perfection. However, you can constantly improve. It is most important that you enjoy the journey.
I love that quote. It sums up the process very nicely. And, it stimulated another thought: What do you usually take on a long and sometimes difficult journey?
A travelling companion helps when the journey is difficult. Supports you when you need it. Encourages you when you’re down.
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And with your personal tutor from The Linguist, you’re never on a difficult journey all by yourself!