Oct 02 2008
Ok, so it’s October already, I’ve been back from the Jordan study abroad for nearly two months, and…I haven’t been updating this blog. Yeah.
That’s going to change soon, inshallah. Even though I’ve completed all the required classes for Arabic, I’m still studying and using the language. I live in the Arabic house this year, at the Foreign Language Student Residence–basically, on-campus housing where all the apartments are devoted to living and speaking a foreign language. My roommate is Basseem Hallec, he is awesome! From Beit Henina, a really cool guy, we get along VERY well. But I’ll write more about that in Arabic later
I’m also taking a 2 credit Arabic class, even though I technically don’t have to. You know, keep up the language skills, don’t let the atrophy, etc. There are only six or seven other people in the class, which is very different from 201 and 202, but it’s still fun. If anything, we get more practice, which is nice.
So here’s what I want to do with this blog this year. I’m going to alternate between English and Arabic, so that there’s something for everyone who comes to this site. When I blog in English, I’ll write about my language learning experiences. When I blog in Arabic, I’ll write about whatever strikes my fancy. I can’t write as much in Arabic because I don’t own a computer with the Arabic keyboard installed anymore; I have to use the public computers up in the HLRC (and they’re all macs now! Heresy!). I’ll try, however, to alternate between English and Arabic, and to update this blog at least every week.
Inshallah. We’ll see.