I have a fascination with learning a new language all my life. I guess I just love the idea of being able to communicate with people from different cultures and backgrounds. I've learnt 'little bits' from a few languages; mainly around saying "hello, how are you?", that sort of thing, and having lived in both Germany and Cyprus, I have tried to learn German and Greek, being able to speak and read a good amount of each language. However I struggled to hold a conversation as I couldn't translate fast enough.
Having tried, and mainly failed, with spoken languages, I though I may have more success with a visual language, so am trying to learn BSL.
I don't have any deaf friends or family, however 2 of my sisters sign in their local churches, and it fascinates me to see them.