Tag Archives: Language

Extension life: English is confusing

When I moved from Ohio to Utah I remember having to change one word of my vocabulary. I received too many comments when I would say “pop” while working as a cashier at Target, so I forced myself to remember … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Language test

I try not to brag about most things. Especially here in eSwatini, I have had so few successes that there hasn’t been much to brag about anyway. So today I am going to brag about my language test results. I … Continue reading

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Learning siSwati is hard

Yesterday, G15 took their language examination, and their stress surrounding the test has made me think quite a bit about my own struggle with learning siSwati. I have many complaints about the language-learning process and materials here, and even with … Continue reading

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A moment in my life: Community meeting

So many entertaining things happen in my life in Swaziland. These are the moments I will want to remember because they make me laugh, and they show insight into my daily routine. These moments are often hard to photograph and … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Language class

   My language group. These are the people I spend the most time with and share most of my problems with (usually because I need them decoded by our teacher). Robert lives next door, so we walk together to language … Continue reading

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Impressions of Swaziland

We have just started our first full week in Swaziland as Peace Corps Trainees. This is the week where we move in with our training host families for about 65 days. Everyone is anxiously awaiting our first meeting tomorrow afternoon, … Continue reading

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One year later and a list of desired experiences

Travelin’ the globe is now a year old. Yes, it’s really been around since the spring of 2008, but this after-college version just turned one. In honor of this day, I’ve compiled a list of 25 things I want to … Continue reading

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