Foreign languages! A gateway to new, exciting possibilities, and also at times a source of never-ending headaches. I'm quite fond of languages myself and find them fascinating. But next year I'm going to take up a new teaching post in a country whose language I don't even know two words of! I'm curious to hear what your experiences have been like. How much effort did you put into learning the local lingo? What success did you have? Any language related difficulties living there? Please share!