The Language Itself
for those also interested in learning the Somali language
On Being a Student
stories of the joys and challenges of learning Somali
We have language exchange for an hour, twice a week. We sit at a picnic table, speaking English for the first half hour and Somali for the second half hour. In English, I wear my “encouraging” face, nodding with eyebrows raised, while she sputters and stumbles around absentee vocabulary. In Somali, I sputter and she… Continue reading On being the one to stumble.