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May 27, 2018

Spring Awakening

In which my thoughts turn to studying Chinese, Arabic, and Russian.

Last week I thought to myself, it would be cool to learn some Chinese characters right around now. Even though I spent a little time on Chinese some years back, I focused on spoken skills and pinyin and never learned…

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Your First 100 Words in Greek: Kind of Fun, But Not Very Effective

3 Greek, Books, Flashcards, Vocabulary

Your First 100 Words in Greek by Ioanna Psalti helps you develop basic vocabulary and a familiarity with Greek script. The vocabulary is divided into various thematic categories, such as animals, clothing, household items, etc.—helpful stuff…

A Flushing Street

5 Korean, Neighborhoods

Korean is certainly not the only language in Flushing, but it is well represented. Take the 7 train to the end of the line in Queens and you will see a ton of Korean. This neighborhood is home to a large…

Portuguese American Journal: Yeah, It's in English, But Cultural Background Helps!

Portuguese, News, Websites

Portuguese American Journal is an online publication “dedicated to the Portuguese-American heritage with the purpose of informing and offering an insight into the Portuguese-American experience.”  The publication is written in English, so it won’t…

I Tried to Teach Myself with This, But Couldn't

2 Greek, Books, Multimedia

This Teach Yourself Greek book-CD combination is one of numerous offerings for different languages in the Teach Yourself series from McGraw-Hill. To date I have not found any book-CD combination products in this series that…

A Pleasant and Valuable Study Aid

5 Spanish, Flashcards, Vocabulary

I love this SparkNotes product. It is a well-constructed box of 1,000 well-constructed Spanish vocabulary cards, and is the successor to another box of 1,000 cards, Spanish Vocabulary Study Cards, from the same company. Unfortunately, since using them, I have learned…

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