My Language Learning Experience
I have always been interested in learning new languages as if God has planted love for languages in my heart; by-and-by, this love has turned into a passion that kept pushing me towards my goal. The language that interests me the most is Turkish, probably because of the historical bilateral relationship between Palestine and Turkey.
By: Adham Sayyed
Learning a new language is not an easy thing. Before I had started learning Turkish, I faced many obstacles that I had not seen coming. However, like what they say ‘the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’, I took my first step by self-learning some of the language’s basics. But what has actually accelerated my learning process was the Language Resources Centre of An-Najah National University.
At the Centre, it is not that you only can learn many languages such as Spanish, French, Turkish, English and others, but also you can learn both the language and the speakers' culture in an extraordinary way.
Beside the Centre being the main factor in teaching me Turkish, I used an application called ‘Speaky’ that gets you in contact with either a native speaker of the language or another language learner which really assists the language learning process.
I am sharing my experience with you hoping that it will encourage those who are afraid of taking the first step into a new learning experience.