I’ve been studying for my upcoming languages exams and it got me thinking about the gift that technology can be.
Studying modern languages means I use the internet, different means of communication and technology a lot. I wonder how different it must’ve been to learn languages years ago before online dictionaries, translators, subtitles and the rest.
Fortunately, I’m able to stay in touch with people I’ve met while travelling and can use technology to practise my language skills with these native speakers. Whatsapp voice notes, Skype, Zoom, Facetime – this just wouldn’t have been possible even 20 years ago and I’m blessed to be able to do it.
Do you see technology as a gift? How do you use it in your daily life?