October 11, 2013 | Review Period

Event Alert: Calling All New York City Language Lovers!

If you are curious about Igbo and Bambara, come to Brooklyn on October 20th.

To my New York City metropolitan area readers, this is a language-news bulletin for you.

Brooklyn Bridge: Head on Over!

Brooklyn Bridge: Head on Over!

On October 20th, you are invited to attend Foreign Language Hopscotch, a cool event in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, and part of a 10-day Franco-American cultural festival called Walls and Bridges.

“How often do we take advantage of all the incredible lingual diversity at our ear-tips?” ask the organizers. “Join us for an active-language listening party, as we hear and explore languages from across the five boroughs and around the world.”

Come to Foreign Language Hopscotch and you can take up to six 30-minute speed language courses on languages from around the world, taught by New Yorkers who speak them! The schedule is forthcoming, but I have seen references to Lithuanian, Malinka/Bambara, Wolof/Fulani, Japanese, Danish, Cantonese, French, Bulgarian, Romanian, Hebrew, Igbo, Icelandic, Arabic, and more.

Here are the practical details:

  • Date: October 20, 2013
  • Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Place: Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street (between Smith and Court streets), Brooklyn 11201
  • Cost: Nothing! Nada! Free!
  • Contact:, whether interested in taking a speed class or teaching one.
  • More information: Please visit the event website here

These are some fancy languages, people! I am eyeing Wolof and Romanian for sure. Maybe Icelandic. Danish, perhaps. Cantonese.

Oh, my. There is just so much to do in this one lifetime.

Comments (2)

Shannon • Posted on Fri, October 11, 2013 - 10:44 pm EST

I really wish I was in New York right now.

Ijana • Posted on Sat, October 12, 2013 - 2:53 am EST

I would totally go to that if I lived closer! Unfortunately I’m on the other side of the country :(

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