Miriana
Who I am and why I decided to start a blog - PT 1 I was born and raised in Italy, dreaming about travel around the world and move to a foreign country. For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by foreign languages and cultures. Despite i've studied languages at school (French at middle-school, Latin at high-school, Spanish at university and English through all my school carrier) I'm actually a self-learner... just like Latin is a dead language, i forgot everything i've learned at school and they all became dead languages to me. Maybe because when you have to study a subject for school, it somehow lose some of its charm. Maybe because when it was time for me to choose what kind of high-school(*) to attend after middle school, i still was too little, too confused and insicure, too much influenced by other's opinions and by the necessity of being realistic, practical and job-oriented for the future. Maybe because i've always been shy and introvert, so the idea of me speaking in a different language and being judged for that, committing errors and not being good as my collegues has always scared me and that anxiety has blocked and hindered me on several occasions. And maybe because at the time i had to chose an university career, he language studies options were limited, at least near where i live. (*) I don't know about other countries, but in Italy middle school lasts for three years - roughly from age 11 to 14 - and then you have to choose what kind of high-school to attend. We have three types of high-school that lasts for five years: lyceum that is aimed at preparing students for university; professional school that includes practical work related to a specific industry or craft; technical school that is a sort of middle ground between the other two options. For each of them there are different institutes specialized in specific fields of study.
Nov 1, 2021 1:04 AM
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Who I am and why I decided to start a blog - PT 1 I was born and raised in Italy, dreaming about traveling around the world and moving to a foreign country. For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by foreign languages and cultures. Despite the fact that I've studied languages at school (French in middle-school, Latin in high-school, Spanish at the university and English throughout my school career) I'm actually a self-learner. But just as Latin is a dead language, I've forgotten everything I learned in school and they've all became dead languages to me. Maybe that's because when you have to study a subject for school, it loses some of its charm. Maybe it's because when it was time for me to choose what kind of high-school(*) to attend after middle school, I was still too young, confused, insecure, and too influenced by other's opinions and by the necessity of being realistic, practical, and job-oriented for the future. Maybe it's because I've always been shy and introverted, so the idea of speaking in a different language and being judged for that; committing errors and not being as good as my colleagues, has always scared me. That anxiety has blocked and hindered me on several occasions. And maybe it's because at the time I had to choose a university career, the language studies options were limited, at least near where I live. (*) I don't know about other countries, but in Italy middle school lasts three years - roughly from age 11 to 14 - and then you have to choose what kind of high-school to attend. We have three different types of high-school that last for five years: Lyceum is aimed at preparing students for university; Professional School includes practical work related to a specific industry or craft; Technical School is a sort of middle ground between the other two options. For each of them there are different institutes specialized in specific fields of study.
Nov 1, 2021 1:52 AM
Miriana
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, it-it, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Thai
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese, Korean, Thai