In the ultimately coolest move that the internet has to offer the traveller, the BBC brings Language Learning to a whole new level. For all you 50 plussers who are chomping at the bit to explore more of the world, check out their site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/ and test your skills in Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese and Portuguese…just to start.
Thinking of travelling to foreign climes…Spain, perhaps? Take the Fast Track route, where you take on a secret agent character, Jamie Blond, and practice your Spanish along the way to picking up clues.
Move over Italian for Dummies. I’m heading over to the centro storico in Verona, to meet up with my online friend Marta.
A lot of fun and it’ll take some of the language fear out of your travel plans! Let me know what you think! (In any language.)