A recently email immediately caught my attention for two very personal reasons: The subject line mentioned a referral from my favorite Orthodox rabbi, and the first paragraph made reference to my preferred method for language learning. Given my fluency in multiple languages, I am often asked how I go about learning them. I now have an app to show them: Nulu (www.nulu.com).
When I was a young Mormon missionary in Italy, I was fortunate enough to have Vincenzo Conforte as a mission president. He was a retired Italian military officer who did not speak English, and insisted that his missionaries learn Italian to the best of their ability. During our first interview, I told him that the way I learned languages was by reading newspapers.