The 5 Principles for Learning a Language Effectively

“The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Original French (right), Bamanakan translation (left)

How do you learn a language effectively? Language learning is one of my greatest passions in life. Up to this point, I’ve studied 13 languages, and I’ve used two of them at a high communicative level. Even though I can’t claim near-native fluency in any of them (yet), I’m happy to say that learning a… Continue reading The 5 Principles for Learning a Language Effectively

My 2021-2022 Individualized Development Plan (IDP): Mid-term Update

Quartier France, Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire

There were a lot of reasons why I didn’t want to start a blog, and a lot of those reasons had to do with fear. I was afraid that my ideas or experiences would be attacked. I was afraid of putting in all of the work for very little in return. I was afraid that… Continue reading My 2021-2022 Individualized Development Plan (IDP): Mid-term Update

My 2021-2022 Individualized Development Plan Goals

In August 2021, a couple of friends and I got together to complete an Individualized Development Plan (IDP)— a tool that helps you plan short- and long-term goals in your life. From our many meetings of reflection and feedback, I boiled my interests down to five focused goals I wanted to accomplish during my fellowship… Continue reading My 2021-2022 Individualized Development Plan Goals