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Posted: 7/23/2002 3:28:48 PM EST
anyone tried to learn another language using audio recordings alone? which brand did you use? I drive 30-40 minutes each way to work 5 times a week, seems like that would be something productive that could be done in the car during that time.
Link Posted: 7/23/2002 3:34:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/23/2002 3:35:10 PM EST by fizassist]
Originally Posted By anti-gov-tinfoil-man: anyone tried to learn another language using audio recordings alone? which brand did you use? I drive 30-40 minutes each way to work 5 times a week, seems like that would be something productive that could be done in the car during that time.
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For me, it's tough to learn without seeing the words. It does a lot of good to get the additional reinforcement. But different people learn different ways. Personally, I don't learn anything by listening. I have used the Living Language series (their "Complete Course") with some success. Once you get through one of those programs, you might be ok with reading & writing enough to get by, but you'll probably never learn conversation unless you find some native speakers to practice with regularly. 3 months with my girlfriend (from Argentina) did more for my spanish than 3 years of classes. It's the difference between thinking about how to do pushups and actually doing them!
Link Posted: 7/23/2002 4:37:19 PM EST
You can't really do this on the way to work, but watching movies is very helpful. Well, it works [b]really[/b] well for kids, but it may work for you too. A friend of mine learned Arabic and German in about four months this way. Of course, he was about 4 years old at the time. I dunno, just a suggestion.
Link Posted: 7/23/2002 5:12:08 PM EST
When I was stationed on Okinawa, I learned Japanese by watching samauri movies and American television shows that were dubbed in Japanese. It also helps to talk to native speakers. Most are flattered that you want to learn their language, are very willing to help and will not laugh too much at your accent.
Link Posted: 7/23/2002 5:18:53 PM EST
wat ak-sent?
Link Posted: 7/23/2002 5:41:30 PM EST
I dunno, but if you figure out how to do it, let me know because I know a few folks at the US post office and a few at the fast food joints that could used a lesson or two in english! [):)] nobodyz noz sumtings
Link Posted: 7/23/2002 5:44:12 PM EST
i needs lauage skillz so that i can hit on "exotic" women
Link Posted: 7/23/2002 5:58:56 PM EST
Hey Anti Gov. Tinfoil Man, I guess you are trying to be sophicticated so you can go to Europe and not get laughed at right? All kidding aside though. The best all around set of audio tapes you can use are put out by Michele Thomas. HIs main specialty is of course French, but his company has put out other Euro Languages as well. I have seen Italian and I think German as well. YOu get about 8 CD's, like 8 to 10 ours of instruction there is no workbook, and everything is simple but cumulative. I tried to teach my wife French but I couldnt deal with it. We tried other books, computer software, etc. Nothing allowed her to make rudimentary conversation like Michele Thomas. They are about 80$ a set. Try the French, you might find that being bi-lingual will get you in certain 'doors' you though were impossible. Fals
Link Posted: 7/23/2002 6:03:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By DSAFALS: Hey Anti Gov. Tinfoil Man, I guess you are trying to be sophicticated so you can go to Europe and not get laughed at right?
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nahh, i haven't even been to canada, and i don't plan on leaving the good ol usa any time soon either
All kidding aside though. The best all around set of audio tapes you can use are put out by Michele Thomas. HIs main specialty is of course French, but his company has put out other Euro Languages as well. I have seen Italian and I think German as well. YOu get about 8 CD's, like 8 to 10 ours of instruction there is no workbook, and everything is simple but cumulative. I tried to teach my wife French but I couldnt deal with it. We tried other books, computer software, etc. Nothing allowed her to make rudimentary conversation like Michele Thomas. They are about 80$ a set. Try the French, you might find that being bi-lingual will get you in certain 'doors' you though were impossible. Fals
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more interested in german just because I've took a year of it in college, so i've got a little bit of stuff hidden away in the old coconut waiting to be dredged up the entire motivation is to hit on the foreign womenz in the college bars woot
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