Doug on Learning Languages

November 10, 2010 — Leave a comment

Doug Wilson on how learning languages helps you be a better writer.

2. Learning languages is a very good way to learn language, even if you don’t go on to speak fluently whatever language it was you thought you were learning. Languages that you learned and forgot are still good for you. I speak here as the experienced one — during the course of my life, I have been subjected to a year of French, two years of Spanish, two plus years of Greek, two plus years of Latin, a year of Anglo Saxon, and now Hebrew. This has not turned me into a cosmopolition, but it has made my English more colorful, which is a trez beans kind of thing.

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I teach New Testament at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. I am married with three children. This blog, against all wisdom, includes anything I am interested in. That includes movies, music, theology, culture, hermeneutics, the Gospels, and politics. Feel free to comment and let me know you are reading or that you have found something helpful. I reserve the right to delete unhelpful or rude comments. Many of these posts are simply things I find interesting and therefore I am not asserting I agree with everything I link to.

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