You kids today. I am so jealous.
When I moved to Germany as a teenager, I decided to learn German. Someone gave me a set of language learning cassette tapes. This, kids, is a cassette tape:
There were twelve cassettes in the course. I was glad someone gave the series to me. As I recall, the series cost about $300. In the 1980’s, $300 was an inaccessible fortune.
These days, you have access to more German audio material than you could ever listen to. For free. Do you see why I am jealous?
Every year, I take students through Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic Wars.
I like to listen to audiobooks. I went hunting for an audio version of Caesar’s book. I expected to spend $20 to $30 on Audible.com. I found it.
The Commentaries by Julius Caesar read by Charlton Griffin is my new favorite audio version. Sure enough, the book costs a bit more than $20.
However, if you want it for free, it is also available on YouTube. Seriously. Here you go:
You kids today have it all. You could learn anything. Stop playing Candy Crush.
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