Published on June 26, 2015

GIFs that speak to the struggle of learning a foreign language

The arduous task of learning a foreign language takes humility, patience and the ability to laugh at yourself. In fact, the whole process will be a frustrating waste of time if you don't relax and have a chuckle.


Mastering the alphabet:



Grammar class:



Conversation class:



When it occurs to you that learning a language is hard:



Speaking Spanish in class:



Speaking Spanish on the street:



When you think louder means they’ll understand you:



My friends watching me test out my language skills out on a cute local:



When you can't think of that word YOU KNOW you know:



When people make fun of my accent:



The author
Elizabeth Trovall
After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her third year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.

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