by Panmen » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:43 pm
by Mallorea and Riva » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:04 pm
by Arkotania » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:05 pm
by Tamaris » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:08 pm
by The Blaatschapen » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:14 pm
by Arkotania » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:16 pm
by The Blaatschapen » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:18 pm
Arkotania wrote:This was due to the fact that my school, which did offer Turkish, was not very good at finding an efficient teacher. Each year we had a new teacher and two years straight, we learned absolutely nothing. I basically gave up on taking Turkish classes because it was becoming a waste of my time.
by Sathera » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:20 pm
by Arkotania » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:26 pm
Sathera wrote:German is my native language, and I know English and Swedish pretty well (English more so than Swedish.)
by Gallade » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:29 pm
by San Leggera » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:32 pm
by Yuktova » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:32 pm
by Rejaina » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:33 pm
by The Blaatschapen » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:34 pm
by Yuktova » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:37 pm
The Blaatschapen wrote:Mad Monarch";p="<a href="tel:8079711">8079711</a> wrote:Her bra size probably won't be on the final exam.
It's part of the extra credit *nods*
by Arkotania » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:42 pm
Rejaina wrote:I'm trying to learn Swahili and Arabic. Any tips for me?
by Mad Monarch » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:44 pm
Arkotania wrote:Rejaina wrote:I'm trying to learn Swahili and Arabic. Any tips for me?
Arabic pronunciation isn't easy. They've got letters pronounced in ways that you've probably never heard anywhere else so it tends to take more practice getting used to it. Of course you could do it the lazy way and ignore correct pronunciation but you might end up telling people that you want to get naked with them and shave goats.
by Daistallia 2104 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:56 pm
Panmen wrote:What languages do you know?
Panmen wrote:What did/does your high school offer?
Panmen wrote:Should we give kids more oppertunity to learn langauges that are growing in importance, but are not readily available? (Korean, Arabic, Turkish, Russian, Thai, etc.)
Panmen wrote:Oh, and what do you recomend I learn next? Chinese is out- I decided I could never do it. (I tried! I really did!)
by Daistallia 2104 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:57 pm
by Dakini Femina » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:00 pm
by Imperial Parhe » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:10 pm
by The Blaatschapen » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:12 pm
Imperial Parhe wrote:My first and strongest language is Korean, though I am also very good in English, in my opinion.
I also know Mandarin from school, which I have gotten real good at the past semester, and Spanish, which is almost a given in Texas, both of which I feel comfortable speaking at now. I know others but I do not considered myself learned in a language until I can speak well with a native. Others that i do want to learn or improve at are Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, German and Urdu. I considered learning Japanese for my uncle because I thought it would be hard and a challenge, but I realized that I do not like my uncle in the first place, and it wasn't a challenge as i thought, at least not as hard as any of the current languages I learned.
Problem being my lack of time, focus and a good quality source. My school doesn't teach many languages, only Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Latin, Sign language, and Brazilian Portuguese, thought the last only goes for two levels while the others have five or four. I would take more classes, but I have no room in my high school schedule and my dad wont let me stay back to take more classes. About the last question, I see no reason why not except for maybe problems regarding resources.