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Duolingo Review

This month I found out about Duolingo.com and boy am I glad! It's a free foreign language learning site and app that you can learn in just ten minutes per day. Let me tell you I am hooked. If you have ever wanted to learn another language but don't think you have the time or money, well, you've run out of excuses! 
Personally, I've been using Duolingo.com for a little bit over two weeks now and I've made a lot of progress in learning Spanish. I've been learning Spanish since the 5th grade and even took a college level Spanish course. But I've stopped studying Spanish over 10 years ago. The human mind is amazing though and I using the Duolingo.com app has refreshed my memory of Spanish. I've managed to reach level 8 in Spanish on Duolingo by just putting in maybe 10-20 minutes per day the past two weeks. 
Since relearning Spanish on Duolingo I've become a little bored and wanted to try other languages such as French and Swedish. I attempted to learn …

Learning Thai

Happy New Year! Today's post is about my reasons for learning Thai but first a little background. 
I am bilingual and I consider myself to be conversational in Thai because of my early upbringing in Thailand. However, I am kind of ashamed to admit this but I did not know how to read Thai until last month even though my parents are both Thai and I was born in Thailand. I am a red blooded Thai American and I think part of understanding who you are is understanding where you came from. 
For the past few weeks I've been learning how to read Thai. At first, I learned the Thai alphabet (well, actually Thai letters since there are no ABCs in Thai) and had fun memorizing the letters. I'm at a point now where I can recognize all the letters in the Thai "alphabet" and read basic sentences. I'm loving the progress I've made and look forward to being able to read Thai novels later on this year. It's going to take hours upon hours of endless study but I believe i…