Friday, 7 October 2016


Be patient. Learning a language isn’t a trip; it’s a voyage. My cruise still has 4 days before we reach November.

And so I while away the hours. Yesterday I played Spider Solitaire (4 suits). As I played I listened to Harry Potter in German. It was effortless, enjoyable, and effective. I’d listen for a bit, drift off, and then pick up the thread again.

In a little less than an hour I heard 7000 words of text. That’s a lot more than you’d catch in an average 1-hour class. Not just isolated words and rules, but everything in context.

1 comment:

  1. I took up Spider Solitaire in 2013 and am still playing it. I allow myself one game before turning off the computer.