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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby Amy43 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:17 pm

ellie-jessie-eve wrote:That's exactly what happened with at my High School, only it was German.

Yeah, and I'm scared it will happen to OUR German classes too, years down the line. It's boring to only have Spanish to choose from. I even think having the three choices is boring. I want to learn Italian.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:38 pm

Amy43 wrote:Yeah, and I'm scared it will happen to OUR German classes too, years down the line. It's boring to only have Spanish to choose from. I even think having the three choices is boring. I want to learn Italian.


Yeah, they cut French before German at my school. Spanish will never be cut. There needs to be variety, I agree, and choices for students.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby thedriveintheatre » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:03 am

ellie-jessie-eve wrote:I wish they offered Portuguese!

I was at a bookstore of another university last week, and there were heaps of books on French, German, Spanish and Italian. I had to squat and stare at the last shelf at the bottom before I found two Portuguese dictionaries. :'(

I feel there are too many people at my uni taking Japanese and Mandarin. The former cos' it's cool and the latter cos' it's a future global superpower. I saw a Swahili dictionary the other day in Kinokuniya (a Japanese bookstore in the city) and I was so delighted - this was after all the language that inspired the names of the characters in The Lion King! Hurray for 'underdog' languages!

I'm pretty peed that 'Portuguese for Dummies' has the wrong pronunciation for 'r' - the book advocates it as 'd' (like pronouncing 'caipirinha' as kai-pee-din-yah), but according to other reviewers, other books pronounce it as 'r'! :evil: And I've been running around telling my friends and parents the supposed 'correct' pronunciation of the infamous drink.

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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby Witch_of_Night » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:32 pm

Amy43 wrote:I even think having the three choices is boring.


At least you have choices, we don't have any. I live in East Germany, the former German Democratic Republic, and we only learn English and Russian at my school as those were the only languages thaught back then. So it's easier to find an English or Russian teacher than a teacher for any other languages. Although I heard another school around here has a French teacher.
I personally would like to learn French, Spanish, Portugese and Italian.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby Sealy » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:46 pm

We have foreign language in our grade school and its horrible. But I think its just the teacher.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby Amy43 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:00 pm

Sealy wrote:We have foreign language in our grade school and its horrible. But I think its just the teacher.

What is it with foreign language teachers?? 8D It seems like a lot of them are like that, especially French teachers!
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby Sealy » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:06 pm

Mine is crazy! And we switch languages in the middle of the year.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:21 pm

My German teacher was from Italy.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby Pixarfan91 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:22 pm

I want to learn some Japanese.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby rockys5540 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:08 am

I would like to learn Spanish.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby Snipe » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:10 pm

I'd like to learn German someday. Other languages that interest me are Swiss, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese. 8)
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:53 pm

Snipe wrote:I'd like to learn German someday. Other languages that interest me are Swiss, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese. 8)


Yay! I approve. German is a great language. However, Swiss is not a language. Switzerland's four national languages are German, French, Italian, and Romansh.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby Snipe » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:11 pm

ellie-jessie-eve wrote:However, Swiss is not a language. Switzerland's four national languages are German, French, Italian, and Romansh.

Oh. Well, my bad. :oops: :lol:

ellie-jessie-eve wrote:Yay! I approve. German is a great language.

Yup. My last name is German, and my grandpa is German. I don't think I've actually got any German blood, though. :roll:
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:28 pm

Snipe wrote:
ellie-jessie-eve wrote:Yay! I approve. German is a great language.

Yup. My last name is German, and my grandpa is German. I don't think I've actually got any German blood, though. :roll:


Well, if your Grandpa is your biologcial one, then you are German. Its cool if you don't want to answer. My Grandpa isn't my biological one. So by blood I'm 1/4 Mexican, but I consider the Grandpa I was raised with make sme 1/4 Italian.

And Germany is great! I hope to go someday, I took three years of German, and I plan to one day take my dad there to the ancestral hometowns of our ancestors who came over around 100 years ago. My Great Grandfather actually came over 100 years ago this month through Ellis Island. His immigration papers say his nationality is Russian and race is German.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby Snipe » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:23 pm

^ Yeah, I don't mind. :) My grandpa that I was refering to isn't my biological one. That's what I was trying to say earlier, but for some reason the word "biological" was escaping me. :lol: And that's really cool you know that much about your ancestry... I really don't know hardly anything about mine. I have no idea who my real grandpa is on my dad's side, and my mom's family is so mixed up there's no way to tell. Although I do know that I've got some Native American in me (I believe Cherokee) and I think some Scot or Irish. 8)
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