Tap into ‘Pet’ Potential for Learning Languages

Note from Kris: This is a guest post from Daryl from “DoggyDreamTeam.co.uk” It's a bit left field for language learners, but I found his other piece “How an 8-day Dog Sitter Job Turned into a Full On Doggy Bromance” absolutely hilarious, so when Daryl reached out I invited him to contribute here free of charge.

Take it away, Daryl!


If you love linguistics, but hate formal lessons, why not learn new languages from our four-legged friends? 

Yes, you too can learn to speak dog, or rather the language of their owner. For the linguophile with a wanderlust and passion for pets, then pet sitting is a “pawsome” way to learn language for next-to-no bucks. 

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Trip report: Joining the Esperanto-Club and buying cafés Part 3

Note: This is part 3 in my trip report of my weekend trip to Berlin to take part in an Esperanto course hosted by Judith Meyer and Chuck Smith. If you have not read the previous parts yet, I suggest you go back to part 1 here: Trip report: Joining the Esperanto-Club and buying cafés

The previous part ended with me learning a valuable lesson in language learning, and specifically in Esperanto. It was the first day of the course and I was excited to go and meet up with other new learners, but also excited about exploring the city of Berlin as I had only been here once before, and that was during the polyglot gathering, where I did not have time for sightseeing.

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Trip report: Joining the Esperanto-Club and buying cafés Part 2

Note: This is part 2 in my trip report of my weekend trip to Berlin to take part in an Esperanto course hosted by Judith Meyer and Chuck Smith. If you have not read part 1 yet, I suggest you go do that here: Trip report: Joining the Esperanto-Club and buying cafés

The last post wrapped up at the end of Thursday, with me going back from my day around Berlin. Not much happened and as I had been using a lot of resources, going to bed early-ish was probably a good idea to save some energy for the next few days.

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