Basil Considine Blog

Summer of Hindi

Summer of Hindi

I spent this summer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI), studying Hindi with the legendary pedagogue Virendra Singh. Highly recommended!

Did you need another reason to travel abroad?

Did you need another reason to travel abroad?

The New York Times has a Q&A with neuroscientist Ellen Bialystok, discussing her research into the neurological and cognitive effects of being bilingualism. Bilingualism is associated with higher cognitive activity in old age, especially...

…you don’t say?

…you don’t say?

The voters of the Republic of Malta have voted to allow divorce. With this change, every country in the world except for the Philippines and Vatican City now allows some sort of divorce. Note...