People need to be reminded…

In church last Sunday, the pastor quoted Samuel Johnson.

“People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed. “

If you hang out on my blog at all, you know that I like DuoLingo.  I have explored many, many language sites, and have purchased many, many language programs.  When it comes to performance, DuoLingo beats most of them.  When it comes to price, DuoLingo beats all of them.

Finishing the Italian language “tree” on DuoLingo was one of my major goals last year.  I finished it on the last day of the year.

Finishing the Greek language “tree” is one of my major goals for 2017.  I am ready to go.

But, I have hit a snag.

It turns out, DuoLingo makes you review.  Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

I am done with the Italian language “tree” and yet, to maintain what I have learned, I still need to spend time each day practising Italian.  Because I am spending time each day reviewing Italian, I have not yet found the time to work my way through the Greek tree.

I am not complaining.  I know that, somehow, I will find the time.  On the contrary, I am very impressed that the DuoLingo developers thought to build review into their courses.

They must have known what Samuel Johnson expressed so long ago.

“People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed. ”


Classes resume today.

If you are in one of my online classes, and if you are wondering… yes.  Classes resume today.

There are no scheduled breaks between now and May.  We have a long road in front of us.

However, I may be adding unscheduled breaks.  My family and I are considering a return to Greece.  I will be returning to attend language school.  If we go, there will likely be breaks inserted as we relocate to Athens.