Hi! My name’s Josh. I’m a 28 year old guy who has been somewhat obsessed with foreign languages for close to 15 years. I started out with bumbling through some French classes in high school. After that, when I was 15 or 16, while on a Braveheart obsession, I decided that I was going to learn Gaelic, using this fine book. I ended up not learning it all that well (okay, I gave up fairly quickly), but the seed was planted. I was onto self learning of languages.
Since then, I’ve dabbled in Latin, focused a lot on German, did some French courses (I love Assimil), am currently going through a Russian course (again), and have started on Spanish and Dutch. I have a severe case of language wanderlust, and I’m okay with that.
I tend to favor a more traditional approach to language learning – word lists, grammar, all of the stuff that people typically say “ew!” about. I use a lot of modern things as well, though, like Anki, iPhone apps, and podcasts. If it’s in one of my target languages, it’s fair game.