…is something I’ve never done, so be patient. Here is a link to something on Greek drama that I posted on my other blog.
Most of the different theories of language instruction floating around teach a second language in the same way: with reference to one’s first language. The first language is acquired without reference to any other language at all; the second is acquired in reference to the first. As much trouble as I’ve had learning Greek, it … More A Difficult Sentence
I’ve been writing a post forever on burnout – a rather serious condition, and one that I wanted to warn my students about – but I am by now burnt out even thinking about it. Too much of a good thing does you no good. Μηδὲν ἄγαν, as someone said. Superflua nocent. The other night I decided to give myself some … More “Nothing in excess”
You’re standing on the edge of a chasm, and you see someone waving to you from the other side. How did she get there? Did she leap, or is it too far? Did she bring a hang-glider and sail across it by air? Did she make the long trek down to the bottom and back … More The chasm, crosswind landings, and a miserable exam
CHE reports that the University of Virginia, which is already auditing VQR’s financial operations, intends to conduct a managament review of the magazine as well: “The untimely death of Kevin Morrissey … has raised questions about the university’s response to employees’ concerns about the workplace climate in the VQR office,” UVa’s new president, Teresa A. Sullivan, said … More Workplace climate review at VQR
Learning another language is tough, especially if you take into account the childhood trauma from having to learn your own language. From what I read while reviewing my boots and laundry, things are pretty gnarly in the world of English grammar. … More English speakers’ plight
In a series of posts I hope to continue, I wrote about some of the tricks I’ve learned for remembering Greek forms. The memorization of forms is one of the hardest things a beginner has to tackle, and I think it can be made a lot easier than it initially seems. I find the technical … More Describing the frustration of Greek