Language Learning Through The Eyes Of A Canadian Teenager


Hello! My name is Nathan Corrigan. I am 16 in grade 11 and I attend Stella Maris Academy. I’m from the small town of Trepassey in Newfoundland and Labrador. My first foreign language learning experience was in grade 4, when I started taking the mandatory French courses as part of our school curriculum, but it wasn’t until years later when my learning became serious. I consider my personal language learning journey to have started in grade 7 when I became very interested in learning Japanese. I found the use of three “alphabets” to be very fascinating, so I started with online resources, bought by first textbook, and the rest is history. Since then I have studied, and continue to study (in order of relevance): French, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Greek and German.

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