Kofi Annan's spirit of connecting communities and countries in times of war and peace was legendary, and his story inspired me to follow my own path.
My favorite memories of being an interpreter were those magical moments when both parties no longer feel like there's an interpreter between them. They feel like they're talking directly to each other.
For our dreams to come true and for the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to come true, we need to challenge ourselves, learn new skills and take ourselves to a higher level.
There’s a best kept secret behind getting fluent in a foreign language. In fact, in my opinion, it’s the single most important thing you must do if you really want to get fluent in a foreign language.
More than 10 years ago, I decided to learn Chinese with the goal of reaching near-native fluency. I knew it would be hard, since I had no family or relatives to practice with or learn from. However, I knew I wanted to accomplish this goal. It took patience and hard work, but I eventually reached my goal.