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Judith B.

Major(s) and Certificate(s): 

Languages & Linguistics

Current city: 
Ithaca
Current state/province/country (if outside US): 
NY
What have you done since graduating from UW-Madison?: 

I am now retired, but in the past taught foreign languages at college level.

Language(s) : 
What motivated you to study this/these languages?: 

It was required at the time to study a foreign language, which I did as a freshman. I enjoyed being able to use the language with foreign students, so the next year I added another language, and the following year yet another.

How have these languages enriched your life?: 

I have traveled all over the world to all continents since then and find knowing the language as a being very useful. I also learned some of the languages my ancestors had spoken and that was interesting. (I must add that I speak those languages with varying degrees of fluency – some more than others.

How have you maintained or improved your language(s) since graduation?: 

International travel.

What advice do you have for current language students?: 

It’s a small world! Learn to talk to other people in it!