In Morning Meeting today, for my "Question of the Week," I asked the community if anyone has engaged in "restless linguistic promiscuity." The New York Times recently had an article about teenagers who are acquiring languages by the handful by teaching themselves online: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/nyregion/a-teenage-master-of-languages-finds-online-fellowship.html . The article refers to the phenomenon as "restless linguistic promiscuity." What a great phrase! I think this is a wonderful development and we have noticed that many of our own students are asking for learning opportunities during vacations and evenings.
Here is a photograph of Language Department Chair Nellie Herman's hand as she instructs her Latin III scholars during an early morning class.