Why is it important to learn languages, especially non-dominant ones? We explore that question quite a bit here on the blog, and there are a myriad of answers to it, but perhaps the best way to answer questions like these are through real-life stories. That is why I think you should give Grace’s blog post a read. She is spending a year in Mozambique working with a non-profit in the field of conservation agriculture, and tells about her language learning journey learning chiNhungue, the language spoken by Mozambiquans living in her area.
In light of a sentiment expressed in a message at Mennonite World Conference, I’ve been thinking about the process of learning a language as a process of giving and receiving grace to and from each other. This story illustrates that idea quite well. Read it here: “Why I’m Learning chiNhungue.”