Oh, language learning. One of my favorite things, and one of the things I started in school. But is the classroom really the best place to learn a second language?
I love the flute, it is my main instrument, after all. So, for this post, I want to let you know what websites I love for flute. I have a few categories and each has one or two websites for the category that I like to visit!
The websites are broken down into the following categories: Sheet Music, Advice/Information, and Instruments/Gear.
I don’t think so. In the song, she talks about having her own full time job. And anything she says that could be considered ‘sexist’ is something most people want in a relationship. I don’t think I would be mad at someone for calling me pretty or wanting to take care of me.
I think that the song and the video could be perceived as being sexist, but I don’t think that a message like that would come from someone who recently released a “girl power anthem”. Maybe I’m wrong, and maybe it is sexist and anti-feminist. What do I know?
Let me know you thoughts. Do you agree or disagree and why? Thanks for reading!
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I have noticed that many people have finally come to realize that there is a need for people to speak multiple languages. I, being from the United States, grew up in a monolingual household. My parents only spoke and speak English. Is this bad? Not necessarily, but they are from a different generation. I think that the people of today, of all ages, should be able to speak at least two languages. Why? Frankly, it is just how the world is going. English is an important language, yes, but not everyone speaks it, at least, not to a great degree. Many people who move to an English-speaking country feel isolated because we don’t speak their native language. They might speak enough English to get around, but is that really enough? I will forever love this quote by Nelson Mandela, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”
I am assuming the reader is from some English-speaking country, so if you are not, please excuse me. Imagine travelling to a place, say China. Not many people in China understand English. Sure, there will be diplomats and interpreters at certain places, but that’s it. You are alone in a country with literally a billion people. That is the feeling that most immigrants from Central America and other countries feel like when they come to the United States. In the United States, immigrants are basically forced to learn English. Why is it so hard for us to at least try to learn theirs?
I recently came across a headjoint for flute called a “glissando headjoint.” It was invented by flutist Robert Dick, and it sounds really cool. He talks about how he was inspired by Jimi Hendrix and the whammy bar on an electric guitar.
Here is a link to his video interview and demonstration: