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December 9, 2014

Duolingo Swedish Day

I finally return to a site people rave about.

For quite a while now, people I know have been going on about how great Duolingo is. I have been told multiple times how addictive it is and how much fun and bla bla bla. Well, that wasn’t my…

Rosetta Stone Polish: Fancy Packaging

3 Polish, Multimedia

Rosetta Stone is a multimedia application packaged for many different world languages. There are three levels available for their Polish TOTALe product, and I made it through most of the second level.  At times I enjoyed Rosetta Stone Polish…

Sahil Sari Palace

Hindi, Neighborhoods

Little India in Jackson Heights offers many languages and a window into a culture that began far, far away.  Along 74th Street you can find Hindi and Bengali signs, sari-wearing women, store windows filled with elaborate gold jewelry, the…

I Definitely Recommend a Visit

5 General, Museums/Cultural, Kids

This remarkable little museum teaches visitors about New York City’s immigrant past. You can enjoy it in several ways. First, you can tour 97 Orchard Street, which was constructed in the middle of the 19th century and served as home…

An Encouraging Cover for Beginners

3 Arabic, Books, Flashcards, Vocabulary

This book by Mahmoud Gaafar is one of a series of similarly titled books for various languages. The concept for the series comes from Jane Wightwick (who also wrote the Easy Arabic Grammar reviewed in this directory).

A Box of Vocabulary: Better Than Chocolate!

5 German, Flashcards, Vocabulary

Some people are partial to electronic gadgets for their vocabulary-building needs, but in my mind there is nothing like good old-fashioned flashcards. SparkNotes offers great ones in several languages. Or rather, offered. While in the process of writing this review,…

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