“Not to be naïve, but trying to connect with different languages and cultures is a way to change your perspective on the world as a whole.” — Cédric Duroux in The New York Times
Foreign Language Hopscotch is basically speed dating but for languages. I’m into this concept, especially the idea that in 30 minutes, you could learn just enough phrases and polite call-and-response exchanges to improve your menu-ordering skills. Because most things I think about are food-related.
My dictionary says
hopscotch — a children’s game in which each child by turn hops into and over squares marked on the ground to retrieve a marker thrown into one of these squares. ORIGIN early 19th century hop + scotch [prevent from moving or slipping by placing a wedge underneath].