Teaching Yourself a Language (8)

1 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-10-19 14:01 ID:00d/BCSS

I've been wanting to learn a new language, but there is no one in my area who is teaching any kind of language... So, I'm on my own, but I really do want to learn. I'm wondering, would you guys have any suggestions on a program(s) that would help me out with learning, at least, the basics of a language?

I'm wanting to learn a few languages actually (Any suggestions on any or all of these will be greatly appreciated): German, Japanese, Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Italian.

2 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-10-19 17:43 ID:341IRWqp

Just focus on a language you really want to learn, and keep motivated.

As for programs or websites, try looking around on Google.

3 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-10-21 01:58 ID:eDraJ20d

Mandarin is the most useful.

4 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-10-21 06:14 ID:wIkSr/0L

No community colleges? No ethnic enclaves?
You really should be certain that there's no way to learn a language with other people before embarking on it yourself. For one, it's easy to lose interest after a point, for another, language acquisition isn't something that happens very well with books and videos.

5 Name: shomove : 2008-10-21 12:44 ID:/dZAxN5P

dont do english literature if ur not english, to much crap about shakespeare, whys it matter that i cant understand "ye old cocker", it dont exactly make me better englishly enabled

6 Name: Linguiste Anonyme : 2008-10-21 15:20 ID:F5MURifM


If you want to travel and exchange with other cultures, learn Spanish. With it, you'll be able to communicate with a great part of Central and South America's peoples.

Finding spanish learning material on the web is very easy. But, the best method is still to have classes with a teacher and other students.

Take a course at your local university. Habitually, everybody can take language classes, even if they are not full-time students.

7 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-10-21 20:14 ID:QxVU71R5

www.babbel.com - you can learn there German, Spanish, French and Italian.
It's a good site for everyone - doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a prof.
And you can chat with other people there - via messages or VoIP. You can learn a lot from there - and if English is your mother tongue, you can help them, too, if you want. :)

8 Name: OP : 2008-10-23 21:02 ID:Heaven

Great advice guys. I appreciate it. I'm glad to see that there's a chan in the world that isn't absolutely chock full of sociopathic retards.

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