When do most people quit a foreign language after deciding that they want to learn it?

If they're learning it on their own. If they were learning it in a classroom, when do people lose interest or motivation to learn the language? There's always a honeymoon phase when you first begin a language because its exciting to express yourself in a new way and after a while it goes away and the real grunt work begins. When does that happen?

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A direct descendant of Haiti's Emperor Soulouque runs a language school and tour company that teaches visitors how to speak Creole. A one-week course includes 20 to 25 hours of small-group instruction and field trips to cultural and historical destinations in Port-au-Prince

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A direct descendant of Haiti's Emperor Soulouque runs language school and tour company that teaches visitors how to speak Creole. A one-week course includes 20 to 25 hours of small-group instruction and field trips to cultural and historical destinations in Port-au-Prince

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Looking for conversation partner in icelandic

Hey all. Im learning Icelandic and have got the basics down but have nobody to speak it with, I was looking to see if there is anyone from iceland who would like to chat or if someone else who is learning would like to talk and let me know if I'm doing anything wrong? Thank you for your time!

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Language learning games for beginners (some minority languages are included as well - with audio)

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Mandarin Tutor

想学习普通话?现有在线母语为普通话的老师授课,更有2对1(两位老师同时为一名学员授课)项目。第一节课仅9.9元,不满意不用交~

联系方式: Skype: zbw20000317@outlook.com

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Want to learn Mandarin? Here comes the opportunity. We have native speakers from Beijing to teach you online. We even have the two for one option, which means there will be two teachers teaching you. The first class is only 9.9RMB, and you don’t have to pay if you are not satisfied.

Contact info: Skype: zbw20000317@outlook.com

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How do I learn annoyingly long words

german is so weird to read if you don't know the smaller words that make up the bigger ones...

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Becoming tutor on iTalki

I’m interested in tutoring English. Is anyone here a current/past tutor on iTalki who could share be their experience teaching?

Some questions I have:

  • What is application process like?
  • How much work outside of the tutoring hours did you put in for each student?
  • What video program did you use for lessons?
  • What pay rate did you see the most customers at?
  • How many repeat customers did you have?

Thanks in advance!

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What is your favorite writing script?

I recently started to learn Hindi and I have an extreme amount of appreciation for how beautiful the Devanagari script is (it really makes you think about how boring the Latin alphabet is.) What do you guys think the most beautiful writing scripts are?

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Need help for a Language-related Science Project

Hello! I'm usually a lurker on this sub, but I thought it would be a good idea to post my request here. I apologize if this isn't an appropriate post for this sub.

My child is working on her science project, "A.I. Translators." Please take a few minutes to read the following translations and reply with your opinion of the best translation. Your response should have the number of the phrase and the letter corresponding to the "best" translation, ex: 1A, 2B, 3C. Hope that makes sense. TIA!

DISCLAIMER: This isn't meant to be a religious/political post. The selections were chosen for the writing style/language used.

#1 Genesis 1:1-3 ESV

A: French

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and the darkness covered the bottom of the abyss. And the Spirit of God hovered over the surface of the waters. And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light

B: Spanish

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was floating on the face of the waters. And God said: "Let there be light", and it was the light

C: German

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and emptiness, and darkness lay over the depths of the depths. And the spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, "It shall be light," and there was light

D: Chinese

At first, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth has no form and emptiness, and darkness is shrouded in the depths. The Spirit of God is hovering over the water. God said: "There is light," there is light.

E: Arabic

At first, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and hero, and darkness was in depth. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light

#2 Genesis 1:1-3 KJV

A: French

In the beginning, God created heaven and earth. And the earth was formless and empty; and the darkness was on the face of the depths. And the Spirit of God moved on the surface of the waters. And God said, Let there be light! And there was light.

B: Spanish

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form, and empty; and the darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters. And God said: Let there be light, and there was light.

C: German

In the beginning, God created the sky and the earth. And the earth was without form and empty; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved on the waters. And God said, It should be light, and there was light.

D: Chinese

At first, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth has no shape, no effect; the darkness is deep. The Spirit of God moves on the water. God says that there must be light and light.

E: Arabic

In the beginning God created heaven and earth. The earth was shapeless and heroic. The darkness was in the depth. And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: And there was light.

#3 Preamble to the US Constitution

A: French

We, the people of the United States, to form a more perfect Union, to establish justice, to ensure internal tranquility, to ensure the common defense, to promote the general welfare and to guarantee the blessings of the freedom to ourselves and our posterity, to ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

B: Spanish

We, the people of the United States, to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide common defense, promote General Welfare and secure the Blessings of Freedom for ourselves and our Posterity, order and Establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

C: German

We, the people of the United States, to build a more perfect union, to create justice, to ensure inner peace, to provide common defense, to promote general well-being and to secure the blessings of freedom for ourselves and our offspring, Arrange and Constitution for the United States of America.

D: Chinese

We are the American people, in order to build a more perfect alliance, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide common defense, promote general welfare, and ensure that their blessings are made for ourselves and our descendants, and for the United States of America. Constitution.

E: Arabic

We, the people of the United States, to form a more perfect union, administer justice, ensure local tranquility, provide common defense, promote public well-being, and guarantee the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our generations.

#4 Humpty Dumpty

A: French

Humpty Dumpty was sitting on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a nice fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men Could not remount Humpty.

B: Spanish

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a big fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men. Could not put Humpty together again.

C: German

Humpty Dumpty was sitting on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a big fall. All the horses of the king and all the men of the king Could not bring Humpty back together.

D: Chinese

Humpty Dumpty sits on the wall, Humpty Dumpty has fallen a lot. All the king's horses and all the king's people Can't put Humpty together again.

E: Arabic

Hampty Dumpty sat on the wall, My Hampty was a great fall. All the horses of the king, and all the king's men Humpty can not be put together again.

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SPOKEN ENGLISH IN MALAYALAM LESSON 42 ഒരു മണിക്കൂർ കൊണ്ട് ഇംഗ്ലീഷിൽ സംസാ...

SPOKEN ENGLISH IN MALAYALAM LESSON 42 ഒരു മണിക്കൂർ കൊണ്ട് ഇംഗ്ലീഷിൽ സംസാ... submitted by /u/babaalexander
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Mandarin or Spanish?

Hello!

I'm in 10th grade, and I'm being given the option to continue my Spanish education (I'm in Spanish I right now) or go into a different language class. I'm wanting to take Mandarin, as per my father's advice, as he says it would help me with future careers in foreign affairs in the technological field, and just technological jobs in general. The only thing is, Mandarin is completely new to me. I have no experience what so ever, and only know about the 4 tones and some characters, which are very hard to learn, considering I'm so used to thinking in words instead of entire ideas with a single character.

It's kind of scary to try and go into a different language, especially one I'm not familiar with and have never really been exposed to as I have with Spanish.

Is there anything I should know going into Mandarin, or anything I should consider in order to choose between the two?

Thank you!

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Would transcribing a journal written in your first language to your target language be good practice for an intermediate?

I have been wanting to start journaling more, primarily as an outage, but haven't found the motivation because that time would be much better used to study Japanese. I've got a lot on my plate right now with work and remodeling my house, among other things, Japanese has taken a back seat and that is tearing me apart because it is extremely important to me. Part of the problem is my main method of study since finishing a few text books and becoming fairly well versed in grammar has been punching vocabulary into anki. Anki is too insanely dull to keep myself on track while dealing with heavy responsibilities.

So, what I was thinking was I could take up journaling, spend a few minutes every night to write my thoughts, I can do that, then at least once a week, in time that Ive allocated specifically for Japanese, I can go back through what Ive written and transcribe it, maybe condense it a little bit, make it simple so I can get my words out. I tried to journal in Japanese, but when your pen doesn't move for 20 minutes because youve met a conundrum with how I want to express myself because I am just not to that level yet. I assume I will just have to try it, but I was curious if anyone does something similar, if having your thoughts already written out helps, etc. Im just trying not to waste my time, finishing my house so that I have somewhere to live holds priority right now, and staring at flash cards is starting to feel like a draining waste of time and energy.

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What would be the most effective way for me (teen) to learn Japanese

And yes, I am very dedicated as I have been with English, Spanish, French, and some Italian

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Halfway between intermediate and fluent?

I'd say I'm bilingual but one language is significantly worse than the other. I grew up learning English and Korean, with Eng being the better language. But while I'm also considered to be 'fluent' in Korean, I struggle to communicate with my parents and it ends up with the conversation being spoken in konglish or me just not understanding 70% of what was being said.

My parents made me go to korean school for about 8 years, but we didn't technicallyy 'learn the language'. As in, we weren't taught the grammar or characters because that was "innate". Instead, we were taught the history and culture of Korea in Korean. So Korean school was an absolute nightmare for me because I didn't know what the fuck was going on. And I still don't know what the fuck is going on whenever korean is spoken and I really want to change that. But I don't know what level I'm at because all the language placement tests I take claim I'm fluent yet I struggle to understand conversations?

Is anyone else in/was in this position and how did you get out of it? Also maybe tips for improving writing/spelling would be appreciated!

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Free language app!

Free language app! submitted by /u/Napoleon_B
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How do I learn a language.

What resources are there for use?

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German vs. Mandarin Chinese

I'm a 20-year old Romanian guy and would like to study one of these languages, but I'm still on the fence.

German:

+ is an European language, and I live in the EU

+ I really like how it sounds

+ is also spoken in Belgium, Switzerland and Austria

+ has AWESOME music

+ fairly interesting culture

+ Bundesliga!

- the grammar is annoying to learn (have dashed into German before)

- some compound words can be frustrating

- some Germans don't see Romania in a good light, for reasons I won't mention

Mandarin:

+ lately I'm falling in love with Far Asian culture and history (and even the pop culture from there)

+ leaves an open door for Korean and Japanese

+ also sounds pretty cool

+ grammar is easy

+ you really have the sense of an accomplishment

+ is spoken by over one billion people

- the writing/reading system is frustrating, to say the least

- tones can get in the way, but there are many European languages that are harder to pronounce for me (Polish, French...)

- China is just starting to spread its influence over the EU

Based on these info, which one should I go for? I'm slightly leaning towards Chinese but I wanna know your opinions as well :)

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French Class

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Accent reduction for English?

(Native English speaker here) Is there any way I can find someone to teach me to speak clearly or clearer ? I have a Maryland-central- a little Baltimore/ country mixed in. After college I noticed that because of moving, sometimes people don't give me the same time of day bc it can sound twangy. I know I shouldn't care but I would like to speak clearly and sound better only because I am planning on moving up in my career of business + law and I just want to sound professional rather than from the sea port crabs town

  • if anyone can mount me in a direction I would greatly appreciate !
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Me playing with Google Translator to make it generate real-time transcriptions

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When learning a language, what's the best way to watch films?

New language audio, with your native language subtitles; Native language audio, with new language subtitles; Or simply new language audio with no subtitles whatsoever?

P.S. the word "language" looks so strange to me now...

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I try to learn as much French as I can in an hour... How'd I do?

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Can someone identify an Italian accent this man is speaking?

I find his pronunciation the most pleasing and I'm interested if this is a standard Italian or regional accent?

If any Italians are watching; is there anything specific in a way he speaks or it sounds pretty standard to you?

Thanks.

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