Multilingual Harry Potter Readalong
Learning languages on your own can be very isolating, and doesn't create much of a community. There's a bit of a community when it comes to talking about learning languages, but the actual learning is usually kind of lonely. I wanted to create a little bit of community, at least for a little while. So, modelled on how the online sewing community (also a solitary activity) has sew-alongs, when everyone at different levels and tastes make something out of the same pattern, I decided to start a read-along. Right now we're about to start reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in our respective languages, and there are four of us who are currently committed to reading along.
I don't know if it'll work. I don't know if it's a good way for creating a sense if community, support, and encouragement. I'm not usually one to try to run anything, and I've never done anything like this before so it's an experiment. But if anyone wants to join in, please do. Personally, I'll be reading the Breton translation (side-by-side with the English original).
And if anyone has suggestions on how to make this kind of project better, or how to better "connect" with other solitary language learners in a way that is productive to language learning (I love languages, but anglophone fora and talking about learning languages cuts in on my French immersion time), I'd love to hear them!