Archive for the ‘Experiences’ Category

Autodidactic means self-learning or self-education; an autodidact is someone who is self-educated (on a subject or in schooling).  This blog is becoming more about the process of discovering and uncovering languages and cultures— hence the title “The Pursuit of Language and Culture”.  I’m trying to teach myself about the languages and cultures that interest me. […]


I was in charge of facilitating organizations for a fundraising fair this weekend and made myself at home. I visited all the tables and eventually bought something from each. But, I couldn’t stop going back to two particular tables. One table sold embroidered bags and wallets from Nepal, Chinese fans, and jewelry also from Nepal. […]


Steve Kaufmann, founder of LingQ, wrote an interesting post (it includes a podcast) about learning in the classroom and learning on your own. In my experience, I have learned that I prefer self-study. I learned a lot in the classroom, but I’ll admit that the style used wasn’t the most motivating. In college, it was […]