Sunday, August 23, 2009

The 100th post on Street-Smart Language Learning

A little over nine months ago, I kicked off Street-Smart Language Learning as a place to discuss the various things I've been finding while I've been working on the eponymous book. Somewhere along the way, I found myself blogging about the language-learning industry (from the behemoths to the upstarts), as well as about all the typical language-learning topics you'd expect from a blog of this title.

And this here marks Street-Smart Language Learning's 100th post.

A few factoids about this blog, and the addition of a co-author to the book, after the jump.

With 100 posts over nine months, this blog's running at about 11 posts a month. However, if you discount the three months from April to July when I was AWOL thanks to the move to Japan, it's closer to 17 posts a month.

The favorite post month after month has been this review of Livemocha—apparently because, as far as I can tell, all the other reviews of Livemocha lack detail or had a bit too much influence from Livemocha's PR machine.

"Street language" has been a common keyword search that's led people to the site, although I'm not even really sure what that's supposed to mean. (Perhaps I should do a post on that alone sometime.)

Finally, I'd like to announce the inclusion of my wife—Akiko Pace—as a co-author on the book. With enough languages under her own belt to be able to take me to task on just about any language-learning point (when she sees fit to do so), her contributions to the book have gradually become so great that calling her anything but a co-author would be misleading. We're still not sure what the ETA is on the book, but we hope to have it finalized soon, while I continue to hopefully not bore you too much in the meantime with this blog.


  1. Congratulations! I am sure there will be many more informative posts to come for language lovers like myself!

  2. Thanks, Sarah! I sure hope so too!