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Welcome to Week 22 !
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Have you been watching the London 2012 Olympics? We have!
I can’t help but be inspired by the level of dedication, focus and passion of these Olympians. Day in and day out, these athletes give their all to their sport of choice. I can’t even begin to imagine what it takes to get to their level of skill.
Watching the Olympics has given me an added umph to my language learning. If these athletes can give what they give to their dreams, I can at least dedicate a few hours a day to language learning (even while watching the Olympics!). There are only a few more weeks until Language Challenge is over… so let’s give the big push at the end!
Has the Olympics given you an added boost to your/your children’s language learning?
Well, we did it. We got an iPad (after a year of intense deliberations). We feel like we already have too many digital items in our home already… why would we need more? But then we came up with a nice, long list of good reasons (to convince ourselves that getting one was a good idea).
Here are some highlights: We will use it for homeschooling in the Fall (any good education apps you can recommend?), to keep the kids entertained during our flight to Germany and back and, most importantly, for daily language learning (I’ve already downloaded a few apps!). We just received it so we aren’t quite up to speed on what apps are out there (other than a long list of games that my kids insist that they need). But we are looking forward to having fun with our new digital friend.
And I have to admit it… having an iPad is awesome!!!
Do you use an iPad (or other portable device) for language learning? If so, please share your favorite apps in the comments section below!
This Week’s Activity:
- Individuals and/or Parents: Language Challenge 180 is almost over. Only a few more weeks!
This week, write down a list of things you are going to do each and every day to keep your/your children’s language learning going for these last few weeks. Write down your list and then stick to it. Pretend that you are an Olympian: Skipping your daily goals isn’t an option. Make your goals doable and you will be able to meet them each and every day!
- Our digital world: If you use apps for your language learning, tells us what you use in the comments below! We’d love to know what you recommend!
Happy Language Learning!