In 68 days, my family and I are moving overseas. We will be gone at least four months.
I am going to start writing about the process here on my blog. I typically don’t write about private affairs, but so many people are asking. It would actually save me a little time to just blog about it.
Just so you know, I am moving my family to Greece for work. I am not retiring to some coastal Greek town. Some people tend to think that I am.
I am moving to Greece to become fluent in Greek.
I spent the last twenty years (almost) mastering Latin.
I will spend the next ten years, or so, mastering Greek. By the end of the experiment, there should be a Greek series similar to Visual Latin.
It’s all part of a very long plan. In my 20’s and 30’s I learned Latin. In my 40’s I will focus on Greek. In my 50’s I will focus on the Germanic languages of Europe… German, Dutch, Old English, etc. In my 60’s I will focus on Romantic languages of Europe… Spanish, Italian, French, etc. In my 70’s and 80’s, I plan to compile it all.
Each decade will require travel, naturally.
I know. It’s weird.
However, we all have one life to live. This is how I want to live my life. I like languages.
The average American spends about 4 hours a day watching television, watching movies, browsing the Internet, or a combination of all three. Personally, I think it’s weird to spend the one life you have on football, baseball, and primetime drama.
I guess we all have our weird.
Okay. What is the point?
The point is this. I am going to Greece to study Greek. But, I am still teaching online. What if I do not have powerful Internet while I am in Greece?
If I loose a powerful connection, I have a real problem.
As a backup plan, I am going to pre-record my classes. So, for the next 8 Thursdays, I will be going online. I will be finishing Henle Latin 1 (chapters 32 – 42). Lingua Latina is mostly done. There are some videos missing. I will be filling in the blanks.
If you are a current, or former student, and if you want to join in, you are welcome to do so.
Classes will be on Thursday mornings (central time zone). I will teach from 9 – 12.
If you are already in a class, you are enrolled. If you are a former student, and you want to review, email me. I’ll get you in.