This post won’t teach you anything, but I hope it makes you laugh a bit!
You don’t have to go far in the language learning community for people to make fun of some of the phrases the popular site Duolingo uses in its exercises. But today a friend tipped me off to a Tubmlr site dedicated specifically to this phenomenon: Weird Duolingo Phrases.
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.