language learning forum at polydog
I've thought of this thread idea for some time. And as big_dog says, polydog is less censored than htlal so we may even go to some funny and not that correct areas.
I guess you've seen this meme: http://memegenerator.net/Grinds-My-Gears-Peter-Griffin
So, as a language learner, what grinds your gears? What comments, questions, facts and anything makes your life and learning less sweet and makes you laugh bitterly and count to ten so that you keep yourself from lecturing the person in front of you (or tearing away their head, which would be more appropriate when it comes to jewels like "Why do you learn languages, everyone should speak English instead")?
Hi, I am Marine.
I came here because I was looking for the subtitles of Кухня (so thank you very much !).
Some of you seems to learn French so I decided to participate in my way.
My favorite French serie is Kaamelott (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaamelott). It is very famous in France.
You can see every episode here : http://kaamelott.co/livre-1/ (you can download video with addon as downloadhelper).
!! If the site is blocked in your country (it is for the USA), just send me a private message and I give you a link !!
The subtitles are in .srt but if you only want the text, you can open it with Word. If you want the video with subtitles, you need to download the video and open it with VLC.
For now, it is just the first three episodes but if someone is interest, I will write the others.
I wonder about the efficacy of something like using FSI Spanish Basic/Platiquemos in its entirety. It is a fairly substantial undertaking.
Wouldn't the average student be better off doing something like using the following two resources then taking the plunge:
This way one is forced to practice speaking (I must confess I have not used the language transfer course but am told it functions similarly to Michel Thomas, just with better pronunciation) and learns to read with a vocab level of around 2,000 words.
Then start with reading real, simple books like the Harry Potter series in Spanish and reading/writing/Skyping with a penpal from online! Then the big programs that are free such as FSI can be used to fix specific problems (drilling on a...
Description of the phenomenon. Here's something I mentioned in my post about reading. Have you ever noticed a significant improvement in your language level after a long break in your studies? I have. Why does this happen? Are there ways you can use this to your advantage? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and I have some theories and suggestions, but first let me give you an account of my experiences to let you know how I came to these conclusions.
The first time I noticed such a phenomenon was when I was studying Thai. After my third trip to Thailand, I broke up with my Thai girlfriend, started to learn Japanese, and decided never to speak Thai again. About six months into my Japanese studies, I got interested in Thai again. Not really sure why, but there was probably a girl involved. Anyway, when I got to Thailand, I was really rusty, as I expected. But even...