Learning Languages in the Air
Often I find myself so bored on long flights, and after watching every home improvement show and playing the in-flight trivia game about 100 times, I always wish there was something more productive to do with my time.
In an article called “Long Haul Language Learning”, Phil Davies wrote, “Interactive language tutorials are being introduced on Singapore Airlines flights.
Up to 11 languages will be available initially, rising to 20 by the end of the year.
The Berlitz International courses will become part of the airline’s KrisWorld in-flight entertainment system which is available on flights from London and Manchester.
Available languages include English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Russian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese in four main categories – numbers, dates, words and dialogue.
SIA first introduced the concept on its ultra long range flights from Singapore to New York last summer.”
Seems like a great idea to me!