Monday, November 22, 2010
A foreign language thought
One of the things I really like about living in Israel is that there are Jews from all over the world here so that on any given day one can hear people speaking hebrew, english, french, spanish or russian. SO, it occured to me, that given this multilingual reality it opens up all kinds of possibilities for learning and practicing using foreign languages. The obvious is of course to practice speaking with the native speakers but these days the books that are published by Jewish publishing houses such as Artscroll or Feldheim are also published in french, hebrew, spanish and russian, so there is something for all ages and it's Jewish too. Same goes for aish.com and various online news sites like Arutz 7 and Jerusalem Post to name a few. So this is good news for learning foreign languages, now all it takes is some discipline and perseverance.