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Learning Persian
September 18, 2014

Yep, I’m an Idiot

In which my technological oblivion kicks me in the ass.

Tonight after months of frustration at the lack of sound in Persian courses on Memrise, I went to the Memrise Madness group on Facebook and expressed my disappointment over my soundless learning experience. George Muresan, a dedicated language learner and…

Portuguese Meetups Globally

Portuguese, Classes/Conversation, Social

New York City is crawling with Portuguese Meetup groups. To see if there is one in your own area, type in your zip code here! Language Meetup groups vary substantially in emphasis. Some are very focused on the language…

Pimsleur Italian Unlimited at the Bookstore, 2012

5 Italian, Audio Lessons, Multimedia

When I first studied Italian back in 2009, I did 90 Pimsleur Italian lessons in less than three weeks. You are supposed to do one a day. I guess that is an indication of how much I loved them. I would absolutely 100…

Visit the Website for Dutch Information and Dutch Shopping!

Dutch, Bookstores/Libraries, Organizations

Located in the New York State Library in Albany, the New Netherland Institute is the home of the New Netherland Project, run for decades by scholar Dr. Charles Gehring. The purpose of the New Netherland Project is…

East 116th Street and Luis Munoz Marin Boulevard

4 Spanish, Neighborhoods

This neighborhood covers a large swathe of Manhattan, from East 96th Street between Fifth Avenue and the East River up to 142nd Street. Among its diverse population are people with Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Dominican roots. El Museo del Barrio,…

Cathedral of Saint Markella

4 Greek, Neighborhoods

Astoria, a neighborhood in northwestern Queens, has significant Greek history and influences. According to Wikipedia, in the 1960s it had the largest Greek population outside of Greece. When I went to Astoria to look for signs of Greek in mid-2010,…

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