Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts (just a few miles south of where I live) has put up on its website a marvelous set of videos, called “For Parents” (presumably so that prospective students from one of the countries represented can show the appropriate clip to their parents and say “See, there are people there who speak our language and recommend the school!”), in which two or three students spend a few minutes chatting in their native language about how great Mount Holyoke is (I must say, they’re very convincing—after watching a few, I wanted to enroll myself). So far, they have videos labeled Bengali, Български (Bulgarian), 中文 (Chinese), ქართული ენა (Georgian), हिन्दी (Hindi), नेपाली (Nepali), اردو (Urdu), Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese), 日本語 (Japanese), Ghana, Português, 한국어 (Korean), Español, and العربية (Arabic—one girl is from Algeria and the other from Egypt); they all have subtitles, which is what makes it such a joy for those of us who aren’t part of the target audience. It’s a great way to spend a few minutes immersing yourself in a language you half know or have an interest in; listening to Georgian made me want to pick up the language again (for the fourth, I think, time). I presume “Ghana” represents an Akan language (I wonder if using the country name is a result of some controversy about language labels?); I’m guessing Twi, but I’d be glad if someone who actually knows would chime in.