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Thick Skin

Thick Skin

Rachel Palfini

April 26, 2014

Mandarin is the first oral language I have studied. In high school, I took four years of Latin, but we rarely read aloud, as Latin is a dead language and impossibly difficult to converse in (Latin grammar is very complicated). One of the reasons I enjoyed studying Mandarin so much my first year at Whitman...

Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Reflections on living life in a second language

Karah Kemmerly

October 3, 2012

Since last Friday marked the end of our three-week-long Orientation Intensive Language (OIL) course, and this week marks the end of our first month in Deutschland, I feel that it's a good time to share my progress in the most challenging and the most rewarding part of living abroad: interacting with...

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