Thursday, January 15, 2009

Studying Arabic on the streets of Philadelphia

The Presbyterian Historical Society is at 5th and Lombard Streets in Philadelphia, which is a healthy but pleasant 30-35 minute walk from my mom’s apartment, where I am staying. In the mornings, I walk over, listening, like many other pedestrians, to my headphones. I have been using my morning commute to study Arabic from some language CDs I loaded onto my ipod. It is a listen-and-repeat method, so I spend the mornings, walking around Philadelphia, talking aloud to myself in Arabic, asking questions like, “Is that Elhamra Street over there?” or “Would you like to eat something later?”


Cairoyogi said...

It would have been awesome if some one had answered you!

irad said...

I was half expecting it to happen myself!