Learning a Foreign Language *Help*

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#24 Feb 28, 2013
jumpstart wrote:
. first you need to decide what language you want to learn. you can use uh the people in your area to determine that in other words if you're a lot of Hispanics in the area you should probably learn Spanish because you have someone to practice with hopefully on a daily basis. the natural way to learn languages by hearing first this is the way babies learn. so what you do is take all of your CDs and programs in Spanish or whatever language of symbol happy to Spanish and French. don't worry about not understanding anything since you probably already seen the movie and you should choose movies at your party seen it will automatically know but the plot is ab and what they are saying. your next step is to locate porn speaking people in your community. if there's a university you can always find a foreign language department Indiana National Park net most colleges there will be foreign students me the student would like to practice your English as you would like to practice their language.
I've been invited to spend 6 weeks with these people in France, helping out on their farm and joining in with their community.

http://douceurharmonie.wordpress.com/

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#25 Feb 28, 2013
Cogito2 wrote:
First you will need to make a commitment to stick with it because you express an interest to learn a foreign language once every 4 or 5 months and then appear not to follow up.
Think of foreign languages as English words that you don't know so that you don't become overwhelmed by the prospects, or think in terms of how a baby learns language little by little, but with you being able to progress faster because you have a more developed brain.
And whatever language you choose, remember that most language evolve around VERBS or action, so start off with 5 at a time moving from present to past and then future tense. Start with the verbs we use most frequently: To be, To have, To want, To be able to, To have to/ must and build from that. Nouns and adjectives are much easier to learn.
And lastly, work on comprehension before worrying about speaking and once progress is made, YOU MUST PRACTICE EVEN IF YOU SOUND LIKE AN IDIOT!
I'm going to stick to it this time.
I even have a Nintendo DSI game that teaches the VERY basics :)

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#26 Feb 28, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
When I lived in NYC the Japanese channel had captions that allowed non-Japanese speakers to watch.
Do they speak French in New Orleans' French Quarter?
jumpstart

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#27 Feb 28, 2013
Shalimarr wrote:
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I've been invited to spend 6 weeks with these people in France, helping out on their farm and joining in with their community.
http://douceurharmonie.wordpress.com/
you will learn more in those 6 weeks then you will be 2 years of college. this is the best way to learn. sad to say many people spend money for 4 years in college. when they will me spend enough to spend 1 year in a foreign country twice is much are even more than that.. I'm speaking from experience

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#28 Feb 28, 2013
Shalimarr wrote:
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Interesting :)
I haven't heard of her.
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#29 Feb 28, 2013
jumpstart wrote:
<quoted text> you will learn more in those 6 weeks then you will be 2 years of college. this is the best way to learn. sad to say many people spend money for 4 years in college. when they will me spend enough to spend 1 year in a foreign country twice is much are even more than that.. I'm speaking from experience
Cool!
And it will give me something to focus on while I'm studying here.
I want to aim to get a basic knowledge before I go.

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#30 Feb 28, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
<quoted text>Cleopatra Stratan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleopatra_Strata...
Cleopatra Stratan (born October 6, 2002 in Chi&#351;in&#259;u, Moldova) is Moldovan singer, the youngest person ever to score commercial success, with her 2006 album ...
Cleopatra Stratan - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/artist/cleopatra-strat...
Cleopatra Stratan (born October 6, 2002 in Chi&#351;in&#259;u, Moldova) is the youngest person ever to score commercial success as a singer, with her 2006 album La ...
Cleopatra Stratan - Cand voi creste mare - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =JOsYUUw7bPAXX
May 23, 2012 ... Amintesc fanilor ca doar intrand pe site-ul oficial www.familiastratan.com veti fi corect indrumati spre tot ce inseamna materiale originale ...
Cleopatra Stratan - New Pictures 2012 - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
May 27, 2012 ... Cleopatra Stratan - New Pictures 2012 ... Cleopatra Stratan -&#65279; Melc Melc. Reply · 2 ... Facebook page-Cleopatra Stratan princess ( like's&#65279; )...
Cleopatra Stratan - Ghita - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Nov 26, 2010 ... Cleopatra Stratan - Numar pana la unu (Official Music Video)by ... CleopatraStratan - Ghita (English version)by catmusicoffice 2,920,877 views ...
Cleopatra Stratan - Noapte Buna (Original Version)- YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Jul 22, 2008 ... Romanian Lyrics NOAPTE BUNA Cum se lasa noaptea-n casa Somnul vine la copii Sa ne spuna NOAPTE BUNA Sh povesti la jucarii In casuta ...
Cleopatra Stratan - Zunea Zunea - Romanian Video Romania ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Sep 28, 2008 ... Uploaded on Sep 28, 2008. Zunea-Zunea - Cleopatra Stratan - Video Romania Music Child Children Kids Little Girl Animals Muzica Videoclip ...
Cleopatra Stratan - Ghita (English version)- YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Jan 23, 2007 ...*Cleopatra Stratan - Ghita (English Version)* The coat is inside out, There is no sun above Nothing is&#65279; going good Since I think of Ghita.
I love her!
Sooooo Cute!!!!

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#31 Feb 28, 2013
Shalimarr wrote:
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Do they speak French in New Orleans' French Quarter?
New Orleans - Wikipedia on Ask.com
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New Orleans ( or , locally or ; ) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The population of the city...Read More >>



French language in the United States
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_language_...
In the 1930s there were said to be about 600 French-speaking families in the Old Mines ... New England French, essentially a local variety of Canadian French,... the case of New Orleans, but with settlement being more recent (1830-1840).

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#33 Feb 28, 2013
Shalimarr wrote:
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Merci beaucoup.
Nu inteleg nimic!

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#34 Feb 28, 2013
Shalimarr wrote:
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I love her!
Sooooo Cute!!!!
Never fails to cheer me up!

That's her father singing with her BTW.

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#35 Feb 28, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
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New Orleans - Wikipedia on Ask.com
http://ask.com/wiki/New_Orleans
New Orleans ( or , locally or ; ) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The population of the city...Read More >>
French language in the United States
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_language_...
In the 1930s there were said to be about 600 French-speaking families in the Old Mines ... New England French, essentially a local variety of Canadian French,... the case of New Orleans, but with settlement being more recent (1830-1840).
My daughter wants to spend a few months living and volunteering in America.
New Orleans is high on her list, because she will get to live among African-Americans.
We're not sure she will have contact with African-Americans on some of the other volunteer programs available in the USA.

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#39 Feb 28, 2013
Shalimarr wrote:
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My daughter wants to spend a few months living and volunteering in America.
New Orleans is high on her list, because she will get to live among African-Americans.
We're not sure she will have contact with African-Americans on some of the other volunteer programs available in the USA.
Canada has a very large French-speaking population.

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#40 Feb 28, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
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Nu inteleg nimic!
This is the placed in New Orleans where my daughter is considering doing a 4 month internship.
Is it incredibly hot in Louisiana from September to January?

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#41 Feb 28, 2013
Black Elite wrote:
But i do want to speak an African Language...may take it up in the near future.
Jamaican patois has some Igbo Nigerian words integrated into it.
E.G Unnu... meaning plural of you.

You might say to two boys playing outside "Unnu come inside"...

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#43 Feb 28, 2013
Black Elite wrote:
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My Nigerian wife has said this also...but she is intrigued by my "creole/patios" dialect...she loves it...maybe some day, you may just hear the French dialect -(creole/patois).
:)

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#44 Feb 28, 2013
I would say try to learn a language that is most useful and needed in the future. For instance I live in CA and there are alot of Hispanics out here so by best bet would be to learn Spanish. But, learning a foreign language is fun. Enjoy it :) lol
jumpstart

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#45 Feb 28, 2013
Shalimarr wrote:
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Cool!
And it will give me something to focus on while I'm studying here.
I want to aim to get a basic knowledge before I go.
goodbye Berlitz language CD or pimsler you have everything you need to get started should cost about 20 dollars

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#46 Feb 28, 2013
Shalimarr wrote:
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This is the placed in New Orleans where my daughter is considering doing a 4 month internship.
Is it incredibly hot in Louisiana from September to January?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =nqQ1LstOWjQXX
Louisiana has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa), perhaps the most "classic" example of a humid subtropical climate of all the Southcentral states, with long, hot, humid summers and short, mild winters. The subtropical characteristics of the state are due in large part to the influence of the Gulf of Mexico, which even at its farthest point is no more than 200 miles (320 km) away. Precipitation is frequent throughout the year, although the summer is slightly wetter than the rest of the year.

There is a dip in precipitation in October. Southern Louisiana receives far more copious rainfall, especially during the winter months. Summers in Louisiana are hot and humid, with high temperatures from mid-June to mid-September averaging 90 °F (32 °C) or more and overnight lows averaging above 70 °F (22 °C). In the summer, the extreme maximum temperature is much warmer in the north than in the south, with temperatures near the Gulf of Mexico occasionally reaching 100 °F (38 °C), although temperatures above 95 °F (35 °C) are commonplace. In northern Louisiana, the temperatures reach above 105 °F (41 °C) in the summer.

Temperatures are generally mildly warm in the winter in the southern part of the state, with highs around New Orleans, Baton Rouge, the rest of south Louisiana, and the Gulf of Mexico averaging 66 °F (19 °C), while the northern part of the state is mildly cool in the winter with highs averaging 59 °F (15 °C). The overnight lows in the winter average well above freezing throughout the state, with 46 °F (8 °C) the average near the Gulf and an average low of 37 °F (3 °C) in the winter in the northern part of the state.

Louisiana does have its share of cold fronts, which frequently drop the temperatures below 20 °F (&#8722;8 °C) in the northern part of the state, but almost never do so in the southern part of the state. Snow is not very common near the Gulf of Mexico, although those in the northern parts of the state can expect one to three snowfalls per year, with the frequency increasing northwards. Louisiana's highest recorded temperature is 114 °F

http://www.ask.com/wiki/Louisiana...

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#47 Feb 28, 2013
Shalimarr wrote:
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Jamaican patois has some Igbo Nigerian words integrated into it.
E.G Unnu... meaning plural of you.
You might say to two boys playing outside "Unnu come inside"...
Na mess wit no ragamuffin. Stay way from banduloo man!

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