What are you up to this weekend? I will be continuing my Duolingo streak (days 46 and 47, I think). I’m about two-thirds of the way through the French version and at the rate I’m going I hope to be done by the end of next week. I’ll also be fitting in an episode or two of Destinos, a telenovela for Spanish learners that is extremely retro and extremely watchable for reasons I will get into some other time.
And I will be doing normal-person things, too: a hockey game viewing, a good friend’s birthday dinner, a documentary shorts screening, a run through the park. (That’s the plan, at least. I have a tendency to get over-ambitious…)
Til Monday! In the meantime, for your clicking pleasure here are some interesting and relevant things I read this week:
The benefits of learning a language later in life
The world’s best destinations for solo travel (Apparently Paris has “fun speed-dating styled language improvement events.”)
Three ways to combat language-learner’s envy.
The updated Duolingo app has a “duel” feature.
And, sadly, it’s not actually true that France banned work emails after 6pm.
(Photo of Arles, for your weekend daydreaming: Salva Barbera)