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November 21, 2014

ACTFL Language Conference!

I've just arrived in downtown San Antonio, which is overrun with marauding gangs of foreign-language teachers.

Over the past two months, I have spent a ton of time on language, but hardly any time writing about language. Oops. Blogs don’t really work if you don’t write. So anyway, I am back. En Route to…

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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…

Black Sea Bookstore

4 Russian, Bookstores/Libraries

This bookstore is full of Russian books. It is located in the heavily Russian neighborhood of Brighton Beach, so you can enjoy a book-shopping adventure and then go off and eat at a Russian restaurant or, depending on the time…

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Irish, Museums/Cultural, Organizations, Classes/Conversation, Kids

The Irish Arts Center has been around for more than 40 years. This cultural organization is “dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, building community with artists and audiences of all backgrounds,…

The Greenpoint Public Library

5 Polish, Bookstores/Libraries, Kids

Greenpoint’s public library is full of Polish books. When I visited in 2011, I met librarian Izabela Barry, who is originally from Poland and who had at that time been at the library for nine years. During her tenure she…

There Are So Many Spanish Meetup Groups in the U.S. You Can Hardly See the Map!

Spanish, Classes/Conversation, Social

Yeah, you could go to a Meetup group for Spanish. Alternatively, in various parts of the country, you could simply walk outside your building or down the block. Spanish is so common in New York that I guess I personally…

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