It’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything here.
I was essentially between jobs when I started this blog, so I had a lot of free time to write. But I’ve been busy since September when I moved to the Netherlands and started a new job. Cheese, butter, and clogs. That’s about all I knew about Holland before I got here. I’m still a relative newbie when it comes to all things Dutch, but I’ve learned a bit. Did you know that Holland isn’t even a country? Watch the video below to understand how Holland and the Netherlands fit together…
Today I just want to let my loyal readers (all 3 of you?) know that I’m still alive, and intend to get this ball rolling again soon.
Since moving to Amsterdam, I’ve met a group of other language learners, called the International Language Café Amsterdam. I’ve also agreed to take on a co-leadership role for this group starting next year. This means I’ll get to try out some of my crazy language learning ideas on some live guinea pigs before I write about them here! Don’t you feel relieved?
Living in the Netherlands also makes for a good opportunity to learn the local language: Dutch! And I’ve already begun learning some Dutch vocabulary, with the help of Anki and AnkiDroid, which are some great tools I intend to write about in greater detail soon.
If you also have an interest in learning the Dutch language, I invite you to join me in supporting the Dutch Language proposal from the StackExchange network, which I have written about previously.
And now, as promised, an entertaining look at the difference between Holland and the Netherlands. And Dutch and German. And the United States and Dakota…