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March 8, 2015

Big Apple Greeter Preparation

I have to brush up on Italian, so I'm reading Assimil's Lo Svedese!

After a winter hiatus, I am back to doing weekly Big Apple Greeter visits. What that means is I take tourists around New York through the Big Apple Greeter volunteer program. The goal is to show visitors a slice of…

An Engaging Tone Teacher

4 Mandarin, Radio/TV/Video/Film

Mandarin has four tones. This is an unfamiliar concept to most native English speakers and is the type of thing one might ordinarily hope to learn in a class, with the assistance of a nice language teacher who would be…

Warning: Irish Has a Lot of Consonants

Irish, Books

Irish grammar is just crazy! I have been laughing at how crazy it is! But it is also very, very interesting. I began reading Essential Irish Grammar by Éamonn Ó Dónaill yesterday, and am only on Chapter 2.…

Hispanic Society of America

Portuguese, Spanish, Museums/Cultural

Located on the southern border of Washington Heights in Manhattan, this organization has a free museum and reference library, dedicated to “the study of the arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.”

ChinaFile, for the Latest News on China

Mandarin, News, Websites

This publication is in English, but it has a lot to say about China! Cultural context always helps with language learning. According to its Facebook page, ChinaFile is “an online magazine of original and carefully curated reporting in words, pictures…

Little Brazil

Portuguese, Neighborhoods

Little Brazil in New York City is little. It lies on 46th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, and there are on this particular block enough other languages/countries represented in the retail establishments that in the past, when walking…

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