Part 1 of Overcoming the Language Barrier covered some of the difficulties I encountered during my journey learning Spanish abroad in Spain. I found myself faced with so many more trials than I expected. The language barrier causes much more than misunderstandings and often times left me feeling disheartened and desperately in need of encouragement. And that is what I hope this series of articles can be for anyone learning a language; I hope you find support, advice and the feeling that someone else understands.
Learning another language while living alone in another country was so much more difficult than I could have imagined. Loneliness, seclusion, fear, embarrassment, these are just a few of the difficulties I faced. Read about other struggles I encountered through my journey to learn Spanish and how I overcame them!
Language is far from easy and can frequently lead to misunderstandings. Read about the difficulties that can be faced learning a new language and how you can support someone you know who may be trying to accomplish this difficult goal!