Ruth shared a moment

Ruth Davey | May 2021

Photo of Ruth | Lincoln
I am a polyglot - someone who enjoys learning to speak other languages.
I am a polyglot - someone who enjoys learning to speak other languages. You can't learn a language without learning something of the culture of the people who speak it, so Tikanga is part of the learning. So far I can speak 5 languages with various levels of fluency. I will always be who I am, but I would like to be able to communicate in Māori with the Māori students I teach. Although I was not born in Aotearoa, I am now a kiwi citizen, so learning to speak and understand Māori will be great! The NZ is where I am now, the ZA is where I came from. Its all there in the one image!