Foreign Languages

My first foreign language was Russian, which I started learning when I was twelve. I took French and Spanish all the way through highschool and I studied Italian and German outside of the classroom.

I attended college and earned degrees in French and Spanish. Because my school had an international population, I took the opportunity to study Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, and Arabic. Later in college, I began teaching myself ancient Hebrew and was able to read most of the Old Testament by the time I graduated.

If you're really intersted in knowing the full story of the different languages I've studied and why, I wrote a blog post that will probably answer most of your questions

Core Proficiences

  • Spanish: Fluent (ILR Level 4-5)
  • French: Conversant (ILR Level 3)
  • Portuguese: Conversational (ILR Level 2-3)
  • Hebrew: Elementary, speak, read (ILR Level 2)

Elementary Proficiences
(ILR Level 1)

  • Arabic
  • Catalan
  • Russian
  • Mandarin Chinese

No Proficiency
(ILR Level 0)

  • Farsi
  • Turkish
  • Dutch
  • German