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Post by Carolin » March 11th, 2016, 2:16 am

AmalArRumaih wrote:I want to record Arabic books, but I didnt find a book here that I would enjoy.
i can help you set one up if you have a good text :D
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Post by Piotrek81 » April 17th, 2016, 12:38 pm

In recent days I've been scouring YT in search of German-learning related videos. There are some really interesting chanels there. Two I've subscribed to so far are "German with Jenny" (with a native German teacher) and "Learn German with Herr Antrim" (with a US profesional German teacher; he also does reviews of German language resources on the Internet). The idea was to spend as little money on language learning materials as possible 8-) .
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Post by lian2902952 » April 19th, 2016, 10:40 am

Well my mother tongue is Chinese , buuuuut i also speak fluently in English and Russian. I tried to teach myself french briefly in high school, but the grammar was just alien to me so i gave up. maybe you think russian grammar is monstrous but french is woooorse.No offends !
Then I picked up Latin in 2013, which I also gave up due to complicated grammar.

I am also an amateur opera singer , so I tried to learn italian. Took a course on Edx but gave up due to heavy workloads. :(

As soon as i finish my current project I will continue my italian lessons i hope.
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Post by NinaLily » May 10th, 2016, 7:04 am

As a Norwegian, I started learning English when I was around 8, had English in school for 10 years. I always liked English, and because I was interested, I would always be miles ahead of the current curriculum being taught, resulting in extremely boring English lessons.
When I started 8th grade I started learning Spanish in school, and after 5 years, I did pretty well. Especially if I had a dictionary on hand. Unfortunately, as I haven't really read much Spanish for years, I can't talk much any more. I still understand quite a bit, and I do plan on taking it up again later, but right now my focus is on Portuguese.
I started just a few months back through duolingo, and since the grammar is pretty much the same, I now know at least quite a bit. I understand most of what my Portuguese friends post on facebook, but don't ask me to speak, or even write a single sentence. I'm hoping to study medicine in the future, and right now I'm looking at studying medicine in Portugal.
In 9th grade I started teaching myself Icelandic, and I knew quite a bit! Now that I have been through at least some, I understand quite a lot, as it is quite close to Norwegian.
Obviously, the nordic languages are quite similar, and I have no problems understanding Swedish or Danish, just don't ask me to speak, because that is not going to sound very good.
Apart from this, I also know a few words in Bengali. Apart from the regular parts with, hi, name, and such, I can ask for a banana. That's about as far as it goes.
Quite recently I started learning the Norwegian Sign Language. This Summer I'm attending a roleplay camp where I'll play a deaf character, so I figured I'd learn some!

Right now my focus is on Portuguese, and then I'm hoping to take up Spanish again. I'd also love to take up my Icelandic again, and one day, I probably will. Just not yet!
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Post by Piotrek81 » May 11th, 2016, 3:06 am

Here's a very interesting video about how one's ego may hinder one's language-learning process https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asmTaB6RH7I
I've just found this channel and it has lots of interesting videos, not only tips but also (and predominantly) about particular languages.
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