Andrea and I love language and culture, although she actually has the degrees to back it up. We love to travel and see how other people live. I ask people about their native tongues; by doing so I’ve learned how to say “hello” in about 15 languages. In the future I’d like to beef up my vocabulary more. To do so, I’ve found a couple sites with free language education: BBC Languages and MIT Open Courses.
Unfortunately, I have not made time to learn a new language yet, but I’d love to hear how other people feel about the sites :)
If you’re struggling with English and you live in the Austin area, you should talk to Andrea Holloway about accent modification! She has helped several people to improve their pronounciation and is currently working with Alison McGregor PhD, an expert on accent modification.