When podcasts first came out, I wasn’t really interested. I wasn’t sure if I had the attention span to listen to a podcast, and I really preferred music anyway. But something got me interested to try one out, and I’ve been hooked ever since! In general, I like to multitask while I have podcasts on in the background. It depends for my language learning podcasts- … Continue reading Lang Podcasts
I signed up for some digital newsletters in Spanish this time! I only started with museums and national sites in Spain, but I’ll look to other Spanish-speaking countries in the future as well. I narrowed down the French newsletters that I like to read, so once I’ve gone through these, I’ll narrow down this list as well. Enjoy! Museo Nacional del Prado Museu Picasso de … Continue reading Digital Newsletters en Español
Recently I’ve decided to try out some new language learning apps! Novelty is a big part of my learning process, so I recognize that and make sure to add in new resources every so often. Sometimes I come across them out of the blue, and other times I have to go looking. I found these apps and gave them a try for a few weeks! … Continue reading Whose line is it anyway? New apps!
Bonnie Année! Bonnie Idée! …as some of my friends joke, haha! 😉 Happy New Year! Just a little update, in case anyone is new to reading my blog. My name is Bonnie and I’m passionate about languages. I’m American and I currently live on the East Coast in the US. I’m 31 and so far I’ve traveled to 8 other countries. I speak/am learning 9 … Continue reading Bonne Année!
The holidays can be a great time for language learning! Haha, you might expect the opposite, but I have my reasons. Sure, the holidays are a busy time of year trying to be prepared, get errands done, shop for gifts, etc. Then actually making time to see or travel to family & friends, and spending time together. You might wonder, how can you keep up … Continue reading Happy Holidays! Gleðileg Jól!
A recent tidbit to share, related to my American Sign Language learning. My friend got free tickets to see the Hamilton musical in my area! I probably wouldn’t have seen it in person otherwise, since it’s usually so expensive. It was really well done, and I had a good time. But the cool thing was that they had an small team of ASL interpreters (3 … Continue reading Tidbits- ASL
I recently signed up for a whole bunch of French newsletters! I came across a little booklet in English about the Chartres Cathedral at a local thrift store. So then I was doing some research about La Cathédrale de Chartres, and realized that they have an e-mail newsletter you can sign up for on their website. I’m not religious, but I enjoy visiting churches in … Continue reading Digital Newsletters for Language Practice
“There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do.” – Bill Watterson “If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.” – John Cleese “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein Just a few topical quotes I came across about having enough time! There are 2 months … Continue reading When is there ever enough time?
Many others have written about this app! This app that is still going strong and is well-known for being a way to learn a language. Which is more popular, Duolingo or Rosetta Stone? I don’t know, I’d have to say Duolingo these days. I’m not a huge fan of the app- in my short opinion, it’s really only good for getting people started, learning beginner … Continue reading Duolingo, and only due dei miei pensieri! (only a few of my thoughts)
*photo is little 21 year old me in 2012 on my first study abroad trip! Location: Route de Crêtes, clifftop view of Cassis, France. A little catch-up for you with what I’ve been up to this past September! I had a friend’s birthday party, a small indie concert in Washington DC where I spent the night, a bit of travel for my day job, I … Continue reading Month in Review- September 2022