Well, hello there!
Thank heavens summer is finally (basically) here. Long days of sun and rest are always welcome, but particularly so after the last year (or two…).
For me, summer is always a time to recharge and reorient myself. Lately, I’ve been recharging with Rosetta Stone (not sponsored, by the way) and absolutely loving it.
You might be like, “Wait, Rosetta Stone? I remember that being a big deal in shopping malls like, ten years ago…is that still a thing?”
And the answer is: yes, it’s definitely still a thing. And I’ve been extremely impressed.
I found a Memorial Day sale for unlimited languages for life for $179, and mamma mia, it’s too good not to share. I don’t know how much it used to be, but I heard from some older folks that it used to be around $250 a language.
I’d imagine the pandemic hasn’t been kind to them, so perhaps that’s behind the excellent deal. However, like the airlines, they’ll probably raise their prices again once travel starts back up. If you think you might want to learn a foreign language, I’d get this!
I’ve been supplementing with foreign language shows on Netflix. It’s an excellent combination!
*Shameless self-promotion alert.* But seriously, I spent two solid years creating a wealth of fun, vocabulary-boosting content in the Vocabbett members’ area.
I’m back in research and development mode, looking into Semitic languages like Arabic and Hebrew for more fun roots (since we’ve done so much Greek and Latin!).
For those of you who don’t know, I spent several years studying abroad across Europe and the Middle East (Italy, Egypt, Israel…). I learned so much about how to teach and learn languages in that time, and I pass all my best techniques to you in the membership! The focus is specifically on improving your high-level English vocabulary.
Enter code MEMDAY for 20% an annual membership through Memorial Day, 2021!