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learning languages

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

  1. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    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
  2. johnny

    johnny Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Feb 15, 2003 Messages: 7,231 Likes Received: 16
    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.
  3. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Who says you have to pay? Just go and sit in on classes at the closest college.....
  4. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    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.
  5. gfreshsushi

    gfreshsushi Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 21, 2003 Messages: 2,244 Likes Received: 1
    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.
  6. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    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
  7. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    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.
  8. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 7,866 Likes Received: 28
    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.
  9. PalestineOne

    PalestineOne Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 25, 2004 Messages: 1,177 Likes Received: 0
    i learned korean by living there for 2 years, which is the BEST way to learn ANY language
  10. KYU

    KYU Member

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004 Messages: 437 Likes Received: 0
    should have taken spanish in highschool
  11. InDY_500

    InDY_500 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 5,169 Likes Received: 67
    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..........
  12. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    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.
  13. Fuck Ya'll

    Fuck Ya'll Member

    Joined: Nov 24, 2003 Messages: 601 Likes Received: 0
    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.
  14. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    ok, so far... all the advice i've gotten contradicts other advice
  15. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    find yourself a spanish girl.