Friday, September 21, 2012

Multilingual? A Possibility

Quick update, I haven't posted in awhile. Sorry, wish I could say I've been busy, but I've just been slacking. I started Saturday classes for ASL, with the intention of becoming a translator. Seems fun and interesting, so I would love to see this all the way through. Also I've been listening to these language audio books, so I'm picking up some Japanese (for work) and brushing up on my Spanish. If I could embrace all of these languages fully, I'd be fluent in 4 (ASL counts as a language) and much happier. I want to make sure it all sticks and I'm trying not to be lazy this time around. I finally found something I enjoy, so it won't seem like too much work. Yay for me. :)

I've looked into translator work and it is hard, you have to go through so many tests and certifications, but once you get certified, you get money. That's my end goal - make money and not live paycheck to paycheck. Now the chances of that go up once you're fluent in several languages. If I can even master Spanish and ASL I'm golden. English, Spanish, and ASL are the top 3 most used languages in the US. I like those numbers. I'm so stupid for not getting my Spanish skills up to par earlier. More often than not (is that the correct way to use that phrase?) when I'm looking for jobs, I see them requiring applicants to be bilingual. I need to get on the ball. 

Til next time, 
xx L

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