LFTF: Episode 16

Published 24th January 2017 - Rick Oickle | Series: Lessons From the Field

People have varying opinions about how to best learn a new language and culture. We would all agree that it takes time and effort. But is it necessary to live among the people whose language and culture you are learning? In episode 16 of Lessons from the Field, we speak to Rick Oickle. Rick is a language consultant serving in West Africa. He discusses three essentials to remember when language and culture learning. We asked Rick the question:


Do you have any key principles on learning a language and culture?

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