1. You think you spoke naturally and grammatically well… until your friends tell you what you really said

2. Your Americans friends’ reaction when you break out in a foreign language back home

3. You start to pick up interesting facial /head movements

4. Your enthusiasm for trying to get better

5. How you feel when you use Google Translate

6. When you realize your joke didn’t translate

7. When someone explains a joke that everyone laughed at but you don’t find funny

8. Your foreign language professor’s reaction to your improved skills after being abroad

9. When you get that first good grade for writing a paper in that foreign language

10. What you’ll feel every time you remember that you can speak another language

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