June 7, 2013 | Irish
New Yorkers, Please Come to Brooklyn on Thursday!
I will be speaking at the Greenpoint Library about this project.
** UPDATE JUNE 13TH: Predictions of a torrential downpour have caused this event to be deferred, to June 20th. All other details below remain the same. My sincere apologies for any inconvenience!
Next Thursday I will be giving a talk on language-learning and New York City at the Brooklyn Public Library in Greenpoint. If you live in the New York area, I would love for you to come!
The talk will be a lot of fun, and if you haven’t previously been to Greenpoint—a neighborhood rich in Polish language and culture—that alone is worth the trip. (Though please stay for the talk anyway.) Below are the event details.
A Beautiful Day in Greenpoint
Event Title: Words & Worlds of New York: Language-Learning Adventures, Misadventures, and Methodologies
Description: Over the past four years, writer Ellen Jovin has studied 16 languages on her own, relying on widely available teach-yourself resources. She has supplemented these studies by using New York City—the second most multilingual city in the world—as a language-learning lab. In this presentation she will talk about her linguistic adventures through the city while also offering tips and tricks for the do-it-yourself language learner.
When: Thursday, June 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. [moved to June 20th!]
Where: Brooklyn Public Library (Greenpoint), 107 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222. If you are coming from Manhattan, you can transfer from the L train to the G train and get off at Nassau Street (please exit to Norman). The library is located one block from the station. Alternatively, you can get off the L train at Bedford Avenue and walk 10 minutes to Greenpoint Library.
Brooklyn Public Library at Greenpoint
Lots of Polish Books There!
A related plug: As some of you already know, my website has been nominated as one of the top 100 language-learning blogs for 2013. I need votes to propel me to the top of the list and would be grateful for any you can throw my way. Just click here, find my name alphabetized under E on the page that comes up, and vote! The voting deadline is just around the corner—June 9th at 11:59 p.m. German time.
Thank you! I hope to see some of you on Thursday!