As a child, Myriam "Mimi" Brasseur grew up in a multi-lingual household in which her mother, who grew up in France, taught French. "I heard French spoken from the time I was very young," says Brasseur, who is now a senior double-majoring in French and Communications at UAH. That early start soon proved to be the beginning of what would become a life-long interest in languages. When Brasseur was 8 years old, her military family moved to Belgium, where Brasseur began speaking Belgian French. "It's just a little different from classic French," she says. And several years later, another move to the French- and Arabic-speaking country of Tunisia prompted her to add Arabic to her repertoire.