That’s how I image the explosion of my self-confidence sounded.
It led to my taking the next big step: applying to become a teacher on that same platform, which now allows me to live my polyglot dream (that’s how one of my Catalan teachers called it the other day): I teach 4 (5 according to ITALKI) languages and use a fifth (¡Ola! ¡Siesta! ¡Paella! ¡Fiesta!) as source language with some of my students.
The Twitter language community #langtwt already gave me the feeling back that there are a lot of nice people out there (I kinda had lost it while I was diligently following current affairs) and my lessons confirm: people who learn/speak other languages are friendly, supportive, motivated…. simple nice people to have a chat with.
And this is difficult to write, as I don’t want to sound too boastful. Though the positive reviews are wonderful of course, the greatest result is that I really feel that I am good at this. This is my habitat. This is where I can use my skills to help others while at the same time silently hoping my passion for languages is contagious.
As I say in this video, I kinda hope that another shy person reads this and thinks “I can do this!” and will book a lesson or even apply to become a teacher.