Challenge accepted: Learning Lithuanian…

Pieter_Bruegel_the_Elder_-_The_Tower_of_BabelI have been told once: “Sometimes, it’s best to shoot on sight and ask questions after.” In my Marie-Curie Project I wrote that I’ll spend 3 months in Lithuania, next year, to work on thermodynamics, a field in which I am totally an outsider. Still… I am quite confident that I will sort out something. On the other hand, I have much more doubts on the fact that I’ll ever be able to communicate in Lithuanian… not that I would really need for my job, but if I’ll stay there 3 months, I want fully immerse myself in this culture.

Sometimes ago, I heard about an italian guy opening a startup on a new-based system to learn languanges. If I well understood, it works predicting words you could already know, by similarity with your native language,  by particular interests you have, re-directing you on text, videos, articles, etc. already present in the net, at your specific level.

Bliu Bliu (that’s the name of the website), recently called for an Online challenge to learn Lithuanian in 30 days with their system. Now.. I am not so skilled in languages, and I have so much work to do this period… but they look very sure of their methods, and for me could be an interesting start for my future staying in Vilnius, whatever the result will be… therefore my dears:

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

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4 comments

  1. Pimsleur is a great way to learn Lithuanian. It’s very practical phrases and they have actual Lithuanian speakers giving the lessons (all audio). But, if you’re going to be in Vilnius, most people in the capital are fluent in English. Outside of Vilnius, most people under 30 speak it well enough too. I still think it’s great that you’re going to try to learn it. I had my own experiences trying to learn when I visited Lithuania. Good luck! http://postcardslost.com/2014/08/29/im-meeting-my-lithuanian-in-laws-for-the-first-time-and-i-dont-speak-lithuanian/

  2. Thank you 🙂 Hope you post about life in Lithuania once you get there!!! I’m sure it will make a good read!

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