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learning languages

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Vanity, May 4, 2004.

  1. Vanity

    Vanity 12oz Veteran Member

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    learning languages

    Discussion started by Vanity - May 4, 2004

    hey kiddies..

    im looking to learn some non-english languages, and wa slooking for some advice..

    of course, just moving to a different county would be best, but i'm not ready for that.

    i know some spanish, so i figured that might be a good place to start.

    do those tapes work at all?

    any books/sites worth checking out?

    im not gonna pay for a class
     
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    johnny - Replied May 4, 2004

    i pay ten beans per 3hr lesson not including books/dictionarys. it's a home class that i attend with 9 other people. it centers on both verbal and written lesson plans.
     
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  3. Dr. Dazzle

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    Dr. Dazzle - Replied May 4, 2004

    Who says you have to pay? Just go and sit in on classes at the closest college.....
     
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  4. Vanity

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    Vanity - Replied May 4, 2004

    i thought about that.. but it ain't like sitting in on a 200+ lecture... from what i gather, they meet every day, and the classes aren't very large.
     
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    gfreshsushi - Replied May 4, 2004

    if you already have a basic understanding of spanish and conjugations and whatnot, build your vocabulary with those cheesy flash card sets you can buy in college bookstores and watch the spanish channel all the time. when i had this big presentation in my spanish class, i watched telemundo and listened to spanish radio for three days straight. it fucking works, you even start thinking in spanish after a while.
     
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  6. Vanity

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    Vanity - Replied May 4, 2004

    no cable... and my city doesn't have a large enough hispanic population to warrent a radio station... the cards might be a good idea though
     
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    villain - Replied May 4, 2004

    I've been listening to my Lebanese buddies arabic tapes. They are very good. I find it's faster to learn in phrases rather than words at a time.
     
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    Fondles - Replied May 4, 2004

    i started learning japanese years ago w/audio learning cds and books. then moved up to (best decision i ever made) college textbooks that the japanese class uses. i just recently bought the jap IV book plus a new kanji book at a used college book store for 75$. its worth it.
     
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  9. PalestineOne

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    PalestineOne - Replied May 4, 2004

    i learned korean by living there for 2 years, which is the BEST way to learn ANY language
     
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    KYU - Replied May 4, 2004

    should have taken spanish in highschool
     
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    InDY_500 - Replied May 4, 2004

    You can learn any language in High School but the only thing is that you have to have a good teacher......I had a old ass white guy for my spanish teacher and all he did was pass out work sheets.....Needless to say i never learned but in summer school i learned mad spanish.....I only have problems forming complete sentences.......
    As for the teacher, he was arrested the following year on sexual abuse charges with a freshman..........
     
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    ODS-1 - Replied May 4, 2004

    I struggle with russian and the tapes didn't work for me. Flash cards are pretty good.
    There's always something missing from them that I need though.
     
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    Fuck Ya'll - Replied May 4, 2004

    Classes never did much for me. I think tapes are a better idea. I remember in 2nd grade they tried to teach my class English with those Muzzy videos. I actually learned English by watching a lot of cartoons.
     
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    Vanity - Replied May 5, 2004

    ok, so far... all the advice i've gotten contradicts other advice
     
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    BROWNer - Replied May 5, 2004

    find yourself a spanish girl.