Learning a new language can be exciting and inspiring. You feel so cool showing your friends how to announce the time of day in German or Thai; you mumble new vocabulary to yourself in the shower; you think of all the places you'll go and use your new skill. The only complaint you have is that you're stuck in a classroom with unappreciative zombies. If only you could be immersed in the language...

Sometimes, a buddy or parent has a friend visiting from the country where this language is spoken. They will be enthusiastic about introducing you. If you are like me, you will fear meeting this person more than anything and hypocritically hide in shame.

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Only in the good old days did I have such opportunities from which to flee

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