So, it’s time to share the news! I wanted to share that I will be spending two months in the Netherlands this summer! I can’t believe how much I’ve fallen in love with the Dutch culture and tolerance, and I’m eager to experience more of this attitude! My Dutch has also gotten remarkably strong, as my reading and listening comprehension continue to build even though I don’t work too actively on the language anymore. After awhile, your brain gets used to it and has seen the language for so long that reading and listening become fluid! I’m very excited that this has happened, as it reinvigorates me for any future languages I take on!
My main finals for university are finished and now I have more time to develop and do things I want to do. I played the Diablo III beta over the weekend, and it’s a very fun game as a standalone, despite my belief that it’s not worthy of the Diablo title. I’ve also been messing around in The Sims 3: Late Night and SimCity Societies, because playing games is the best way to get ideas on what makes a game fun (and also to see what just doesn’t work, like World of Warcraft-ifying everything in order to make more money). =)
I still have my French final, and I will continue to learn the language in bits and pieces, but I must say that I’ve never been extremely excited to learn French. I don’t know too many French people and I haven’t heard many good things about the French; however, the best way to get myself interested in the language is to meet more people who speak it! I’d like to finish off my French goals for now by getting to 1000 words on LingQ, and then more adventures await!