Embracing Adventure “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~~Hellen Keller

Category Archives: A Lifetime Of Learning

Since I have quite a bit of learning going on between grad school, Coursera classes, learning languages, learning to play guitar, and have the ambition to learn more things as life goes on, this will be the category for those things.

Some Italian Words and Phrases

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I’ve thought for awhile that I should eventually try to pick up some Italian. I had initially studied German because of my heritage, and I also have Italian heritage. However, I hadn’t done so by the time I went on a trip to Venice. I knew a few Italian words and phrases: Ciao Read more →

Learning From Music Videos: German Versions of Disney Songs 2

Since I was recently in Disneyland Paris, saw Confessions of a Retired Disney Princess yesterday, and had been in a mood to listen to Disney songs the last couple of days, I thought I’d share five more German versions of Disney songs. I find them to be a fun way to Read more →

More French Terms and Phrases

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When I first posted about French terms and phrases, I had recently been in Strasbourg. I didn’t plan to devote a lot of time to learning French since I didn’t know how often I’d be in France. But I’ve seen been to France a couple more times and to cities Read more →

Learning from Music Videos: French Versions of Disney Songs

One thing I like to do to help me with language learning is to listen to Disney songs in the language. I have previously posted about doing this for German but realized today while going through my Pinterest board on language learning that I never posted on any in French. Read more →

Learning From Music Videos: English Songs with German Translations of the Lyrics

While looking for songs “auf Deutsch” (in German) on YouTube, I found a lot of songs that weren’t in German but had a German translation of the lyrics either as subtitles or a slideshow. Although I prefer to listen to songs in German and, if anything, read the subtitles in Read more →

Learn German Using Real-World Videos With FluentU (Win Free Beta Access for a Limited Time)

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I love using German movies and music videos in my German studies, so when I was invited to beta test a new language learning program that utilizes real-world videos, I was excited to try it out. Now, I’m thrilled to get to share it with you! FluentU, which started off Read more →

Useful German Words for Computer Use

If you find yourself on a German website or even a computer with German settings, knowing some computer-related vocabulary might help you avoid needing to immediately translate the webpage or find a new computer. You may be surprised that you already know quite a few words for using a computer Read more →

Finding Out We Don’t Get CACPREP Accreditation & We Do Get a Teach Out Plan

I didn’t get to blog as much as I hoped to during spring break, and it’s once again been two months since my last post. But now I’m on summer break for the school I work for (although again not for the school I attend), so I should be able Read more →

Taking Summer Classes

I’m back! I can’t believe it’s been about two and a half months since my last post. (That might be a record for me). As you might have guessed, I’ve been busy with grad school. I’ve also been working as a substitute teacher, which I’m sure I’ll tell you about Read more →

Learning From Music Videos: German Songs, English Subtitles

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about learning German. One method I find fun is to listen to German music with English subtitles. (I also listen to music in German and write translations for myself, and I’ll start sharing those with you at some point). Here are a few of Read more →

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