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Or maybe another one like Mandarin?
Very excited to have found Minerva press has some books in colloquial Arabic. Clear print, CD with audio ( they will email you the audio too if you buy the book). The books are intended for Hebrew speakers learning Arabic so there's Hebrew transliteration on the opposite of each page but you can ignore that if you don't know Hebrew. They have a few other books in colloquial Arabic as well as a lot of language resources for Hebrew and Arabic. https://www.minerva-books.com/shop/items/%d7%90%d7%9c-%d7%90%d7%9e%d7%99%d7%a8-%d7%9c-%d7%96%d7%a2%d7%99%d7%a8-%d7%94%d7%a0%d7%a1%d7%99%d7%9a-%d7%94%d7%a7%d7%98%d7%9f-%d7%91%d7%a2%d7%a8%d7%91%d7%99%d7%aa-%d7%9e%d7%93%d7%95%d7%91%d7%a8/
Hi, I've been studying russian for a year, and i already finished the assimil book, after that, i read the Little prince in russian, and Незнайка (russian book for children)but i feel that i am not doing progress,
What i am doing now is copying podcasts (for example from russianPop101) then i look up for every word that i don't know and i add them to anki. (i still keep a deck for the assimil lessons)
I started to watch more film, russian content in general, but I feel that the progress is not the same, What should i do?
Hi! We are a new server looking to build up a community. The server is the Southeast Asian - English Language Exchange, designed specifically for lesser-followed SEA languages. It is also for speakers of these languages to practice or study english! If you're interested, come join us and help us build up the community
Hello fellow language learners! I know that the difficulty of learning a language varies from learner to learner and also depends on the availability of resources and other factors. But I am curious to know about the similarities of languages and how easy it would be to learn a particular language if you are already a native speaker of a language similar to it. May it be in words/phrases, syntax, etc. For example, if I am a native speaker of Arabic. Assuming that there are enough resource materials to use, which language would be easy for me to learn if I use Arabic as the base language?
I am a high school student in Australia, so English is my first language; however I have been learning French for 3 years now, going into my 4th next year. I've heard that watching a foreign TV show in the original language is a good idea (with or without subtitles), as it helps you to understand the language better when you hear it spoken (and in a more casual context), rather than if you were to just read in it. Has anyone else tried this? If so, did you find it helpful? How would be the best way to go about it?
Lets say you have to pass an B2 exam in a foreign language, you don’t have much time and the exam is going to prove your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. You have also to study as much as possible because you’re living in a country that speaks this particular language and if you don’t pass this one exam the authorities are going to reject your visa and force you to left that beloved country and the love of your life, which is living there. You’re only allowed to use language immersion as a study method, since you broke your dominant hand and can’t tackle giant grammar books anymore.
How important is studying grammar when learning a foreign language? Based on the research and my own experience, it's better to focus on speaking, reading, acquiring vocabulary, and writing without focusing intensely on the grammar. Am I wrong? I'm relatively new to conscious language learning, and I want my methods to be effective.
Title says it all. Basically, I'm asking because I have been in the American school system, and they did not really start putting emphasis on language learning until after the ideal window of time to pick up a second language. I'm kind of feeling down because I have (reluctantly) decided to be a foreign language teacher, which demands a fluency test. I have failed this test four times now, and my friends abroad have told me (in brief) that it's fine, it's just that an adult can't really expect to be fluent in a new language.
Is there any truth to that?
Im writing a report on language acquisition especially in young children, and would love to have some real responses from real people.
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I just saw 민병철유폰.
It's for Korean speakers learning English.
After one's English level is assessed through the initial call session, the customer will receive a call from the company that intends to improve speaking skill by discussing on a variety of topics. The customer has a lot of curriculum/courses to choose from that's designed for a specific purpose.
Now, I am wondering whether there is such service for English speakers learning Chinese?
Or for any language for that matter.
I haven't seen anything like this targeted at English speakers learning a foreign language.
Sure, there is ITalki and people can cover faces during the video calls but it's still probably primarily video-call in people's mind.
But, of course, I haven't seen everything yet.
So please do tell me if you know of any service like above targeted at English speakers learning foreign languages.
I want to check it out and probably even try it out myself.
So I'm being asked by two people to take two separate trips over the next few months - one to Puerto Rico and one to France.
Obviously they speak different flavors of Romance - Spanish and French.
I have previous experience with both languages - I practiced Spanish on my own for three months intensively about a decade ago and while I am rusty, I can still understand a lot by reading, and some by listening.
French, I took in high school about 20 years ago for a year. I can recognize a decent number of words.
Now typically learning two similar languages at the same time can be confusing, but I have an actual need (not to be fluent, but at least have some ability to parse the language), I have previous experience with both, and I'd say my "Latin sense" is pretty well developed - I can usually tell what word a given language is from, even now based on spelling, pronunciation, etc and sometimes even what word it is related to in English (and one time between Spanish and French).
Now neither of these trips is particularly long, so I don't need to achieve anything near fluency, but picking up/refreshing some vocabulary could be useful.
Is there any strategy to help me do this with both at the same time while minimizing confusion?
Also, I don't need either of these languages to fluency (at least right now), but would like to learn Chinese to actual fluency. Is there a way to essentially "study for all of them" or is that a bit too ambitious? I was thinking of practicing the same word in all three languages and seeing how that went for me, but I don't want to be overly ambitious and fail to learn anything.
I would say my ability to retain words and grammar concepts is above average, but not like polyglot level or anything like that.
EDIT: Hey, can I not be downvoted please? I've tried to help out this community plenty of times (I've built free custom language software, I've gotten people resources in rare languages), and I have a real actual life need right now to pick up at least some ability to parse basic Spanish and French at the same time.
I want to learn Spanish vocabulary passively alongside my more focussed lessons. One method I have found works well on my computer is to have random vocab (and translations) popup on my screen every so often.
Is anyone aware of an app that would display a chosen bit of text from a random list on my lockscreen?
I feel like this would be a great way to learn more words in a chosen language since, let's be honest, we all look at our phones far too much throughout the day. Thought it could be good to make some learning come out of it!
First post to this sub, which I’ve been really enjoying and appreciate. I have a problem which has bothered me for almost as long as I’ve been alive and often really gets me down, and would really appreciate any advice.
I speak Cantonese and English, but went to an English-speaking school. As time went on, my English naturally became my dominant language, while my Cantonese stagnated at around high-school level. I sound fine, but often screw up basic phrases without realizing, or can’t find the expressions at all for harder concepts.
I got really down about it today - I had a lovely (Cantonese) afternoon tea with family and was feeling good about it, but then I got into a cab, and the cab driver said, “I can hear that you’re not very fluent in Cantonese, I’m guessing you’re more fluent in English”. It was true, but it really stung to hear. I know I should just shrug it off, but honestly it was so discouraging.
For people in the same boat as me, how did you improve your language level? Do I have to do the equivalent of “re-learning” Cantonese all over again, and study texts etc the same way I did in English? Any pointers would be really appreciated.
I know both Spanish and English but I was raised around those languages so they just came naturally I assume. Although lately with practically nothing to do in my life I figure maybe I should learn a new language but I’m scared to do so just because I don’t know where to start. I have some in mind like French, Italian, or Japanese. This will be my very first time attempting to learn a language but I am patient with learning and dedicated. I was hoping maybe I can get some guidance as to where to start ? Or which language would be easier for me to start with ?
often they say I can speak x languages often they want people to learn languages but they say very much about speaking but little about learning.
i know many people who wanna speak languages but you need to find fun in learning too. many people say i wish i could speak x.
Serious question. I was so looking forward to this. Is there any news on if other languages are going to be rolled out? And if so- when? In particular I was hoping for Korean dubs. Some of their newer content like 'The Mandalorian' has dubbing in 6 or so languages. I don't see why they wouldn't present their existing content with every option available. Maybe there is a reason I haven't thought of though....
I am about half way through the f3 book (old gsr recordings) and i am still having problems with understanding french. My ability to speak has improved a lot but i still have extreme difficulty watching french movies. Does the native french speaker in these books actually speak like a normal french person? Or is it artificially slow?
Greetings! I am 33 years old, graduate-level education, and a young professional who has worked in the oil and gas industry for almost 10 years in Texas/USA. I recently resigned from one of the “majors” (O&G company) due to their culture not being the right “fit” as well as making the personal decision of pursuing a new career path.
I have decided to take this time, while I’m not currently working, to focus on re-learning Spanish. Previously, in my late teens/early 20s, I took 3 years of Spanish classes in High School and 4 semesters of Spanish courses during my undergrad. Sadly, I only remember the basics - "If you don't use it, you lose it".
I’m seriously contemplating going abroad for a “Spanish immersion” experience, but am unsure if this is the right path at this late age in life (versus simply hiring a personal tutor here in Texas?) or if programs are actually offered to adults at my age?
I’ve posted some questions below:
1) I’m aware of the travel-abroad programs available for university students. However, are there programs (courses, housing, etc.) that adults can apply to learn Spanish abroad?
2) Do traditional programs follow the Spring / Fall semester schedule? Or can an individual start whatever fits wit his / her schedule?
3) I would be willing to spend 4-8 weeks in another country before resuming my career. Since I am “basic” as it relates to my Spanish proficiency level, is this a reasonable amount of time to become fluent?
4) I’ve read numerous comments about not attending tourists’ destinations (Ex. Barcelona), since the majority of the local population could possibly respond in English – thus, enabling the conversation to default to English rather than Spanish and with little learning for me – Are there any particular countries / cities you would recommend for a great program / full immersion experience (\**please keep in mind, safety & national security/stability are very important for me**)*
5) I’m assuming based off the different answers in Question 4, this answer could vary – but, on average, how expensive would a program / experience like this cost?
Any other tips / advice or direction you may have is much appreciated!