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Black Linguists To Follow Before Your Next International Trip
Learning a whole new language can seem like such a daunting and time-consuming task. Yes, it definitely takes some time and commitment. But there are so many benefits to learning a new language before traveling.
For one, you get a chance to have a more authentic experience from understanding a bit more of the culture, particularly those nuances that don’t translate well. It’s also an opportunity to connect with the natives of your destination and avoid making a cultural faux pas. At the most basic level, learning a few useful phrases can aid in getting around and asking for directions.
Here are a few linguistas to help get you started on your journey to fluency or at least learning enough to get by. Allons-y!
1. The Urban Eve
Eve is a German-Ghanaian travel lover, living in Paris, who speaks multiple languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese). She is also the founder of Lingo Travels, a company that hosts language retreats.
2. Ambie Gonzalez
Ambie Gonzalez speaks six languages but provides tons of helpful Spanish content that will improve your skills.
3. My French Story
Pearl is a French girl living in Australia. Her French lessons are broken down into bite sized videos that are easy to digest. Learn everything from introducing yourself and conjugating verbs, to how to ace an interview en Français.