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Sep 17, 2021
Learned French
Michele, my tutor, was having a lot of fun quizzing me about my assigned podcast about the Tour de France and wondered how I knew what a peloton was. :)
Sep 10, 2021
Became Fluent in French
Became Fluent in Italian
Became Fluent in English
Became Fluent in German
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Testing the language tags
Learned Spanish
Moved to Europe
7 years today I moved to Barcelona and had the Spanish of roughly an 18 month old. I'm back working from Barcelona this month and spotted this jar. It reminded me of the time a few weeks in when I confidently asked a shop owner if he had any "mantequilla de cocaína" (which translates to "cocaine butter"). I in fact meant "mantequilla de cacahuete" which is "peanut butter" (very different). 

So, today celebrating the vast improvement in my Spanish skills and saying thank you to the city (and shopkeepers) that helped me gain a new language.
Aug 23, 2021
Freelanced with Appen
Designed a language test
I got my first linguistics freelance gig! ⌨️⌨️

After moving to a line of work that doesn't tap enough into my linguistic knowledge, I've been clinging onto side projects 💻

While working on (personal and collaborative) linguistics research projects has been great fun, I cannot always spare the brain power after work to do hardcore experimental design and data analysis after a whole day of exactly that 🧠😥 Doing that made me feel a little more more burned out that excited, especially when I've moved back to face-to-face office hours in my day job.

Which made me so happy when I did my first freelance project with Appen as a linguist and test creator! I've always been interested in the field of language testing, and it was enjoyable working on one for my mother tongue — Cantonese.

This makes me feel like I'm not straying too far from the path leading towards my goal, and reignites my passion to work on my research 🥰
Freelance Linguist, Appen
Aug 11, 2021
Learned Spanish
completó 150 días el aprender de español!!

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