.Someone asked the question: What are the five minutes or so – longer than a moment, shorter than a symphony – that you’d play for a friend to convince them to fall in love with classical music? Here are some answers.
I bookmarked this link fully intending to choose just one of the articles listed to put on my blog for my students to read. Then I thought I'd link the whole list, but preface it with four or five suggestions. But choosing became so difficult, especially as I kept getting off track by reading many of the articles. So without spoon-feeding on my part, take a look for yourself and see which title or subtext jumps out at you and impels you to click. Scroll down to see the different categories: American Tales, Reactions to Adversity, Surveying the World, Food and Drink, Populism and Polarization, Animals and Plants, Morbidity and Mortality and choose one or more to enjoy for yourself. Let me know which ones you enjoy.
I always tell my students, "Find something you love, and do it in English". A logical corollary is to find something you are interested in, and learn about it in English. Here are numerous links to free online courses on a variety of topics. Be sure and scroll down to see the myriad of choice. Please let me know what you like.