This page serves as a listing of light-weight content, such as language learning plans and writing exercises.
1. Languages and goals
I’m trying to learn three at the moment, one from each of the following categories: global (ie. a language of global importance), regional (my focus has always been on the broader Middle East – Caucasus and Central Asia included) and peripheral/personal (returing to past attempts of learning rare, small, odd languages).
Here they are, along with goals for 2015
Global: French – passing C1 exam in summer, writing 2-3 essays on “Iran as an archipelago” by autumn, active fluency by winter
Regional: Hebrew – reading news by summer, using it actively in professional contacts by winter
Peripheral: Irish – reading “An Béal Bocht”; having a decent conversation with the next Irish priest I meet;
2. Writing in tongues
Me writing in different languages to exercise and annoy. Not much here at the moment, but it will expand explosively, I promise.