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teaching a language.
Posted on Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:37 am


IceT

Shiroten Performer
Shiroten Performer
If someone says "I can teach you a language" (for free), what would you expect from him/her?

Where should he/she start?
Grammar? Vocabulary? Phrases?


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"Ich glaube, auf dieser Welt gibt es keine Vernunft, und an Güte fehlt es auch."
"Kann sein. Aber das lässt sich wohl jetzt nicht mehr ändern."
"Das Rückgabedatum ist abgelaufen."
"Und die Quittung weggeschmissen." 1Q84, Aomame und Ayumi im Gespräch.

Nicht ich bin verrückt, die Welt ist es.
Haruki Murakami

"Wohin man auch geht, sich selbst entkommt man
nicht. Es ist so wie mit dem eigenen Schatten, der folgt einem auch
überallhin." Haruki Murakami
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Re: teaching a language.
Posted on Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:42 pm


darksider59

International Performer
International Performer
it's a very interesting question.
I think the person needs to start from what you know. I will explain how I do for japanese (it's not really teaching a language, but maybe it can help you) :

I learned hiragana/katagana before starting any online lesson (you can find great ressources for free, I didn't buy anything for my learning). After, I've started lessons where you have grammar points and phrase examples (including vocabulary). There are exercices after each lessons. But, when I don't understand something with the website explanations, I ask my japanese penpals.

I will add, it's maybe better to learn on your side (like that, you can learn whe you want, it's more convenient) and if you have a question, you write it somewhere to ask later to the person.

that's how I do. I hope my explanation will be useful.



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Re: teaching a language.
Posted on Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:42 pm


IceT

Shiroten Performer
Shiroten Performer
I suddenly bumped into it. I've found a site where you can find penpal friends and language exchanges. I got a respond and now I have to teach German. Her English is pretty good. Now I have to find a structure in my lecturing.


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"Ich glaube, auf dieser Welt gibt es keine Vernunft, und an Güte fehlt es auch."
"Kann sein. Aber das lässt sich wohl jetzt nicht mehr ändern."
"Das Rückgabedatum ist abgelaufen."
"Und die Quittung weggeschmissen." 1Q84, Aomame und Ayumi im Gespräch.

Nicht ich bin verrückt, die Welt ist es.
Haruki Murakami

"Wohin man auch geht, sich selbst entkommt man
nicht. Es ist so wie mit dem eigenen Schatten, der folgt einem auch
überallhin." Haruki Murakami
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Re: teaching a language.
Posted on Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:54 pm


darksider59

International Performer
International Performer
oh okay I see. One of my penpals is learning french at university. With me, she asks me more details about what she learned during the week or ask me some questions. But yes, I don't do a full lecturing at all.

Your penpal just started german ?


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Re: teaching a language.
Posted on Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:26 am


somechineseguy

Indie Artist
Indie Artist
Hey guys,

I'm interested in learning new languages. (Mandarin, French and maybe some Japanese)

What are some good websites that helped you guys learn?

Thanks in advanced!


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Re: teaching a language.
Posted on Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:35 am


darksider59

International Performer
International Performer
Hi somechineseguy

For japanese I use this website http://www.ici-japon.com/apprendre-le-japonais but there is an english version here http://www.learn-japanese-free.com/ It's free, and very complete.


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Re: teaching a language.
Posted on Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:13 pm


HaRuRiNaMaMiToMo

International Performer
International Performer
It's not the best the "learn" but more of a mix learn + exercises : Memrise.com

Check my sig, you can try a game with SCANDAL on that website if you want to have fun and "work" with japanese words.


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Re: teaching a language.
Posted on Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:52 pm


spin_along

Indie Artist
Indie Artist
For Japanese, I recommend the books from James Heisig, Remembering the Kanji and Remembering the Kana. I used the books + Anki (http://ankisrs.net/) to memorize them in the way Heisig proposes and it works for me. Now I'm messing with things from Tae Kim's guide (http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/) which is completely free, and from AJATT (http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/blog/)

Tofugu (http://www.tofugu.com/) also has some awesome material and a (paid) online textbook for begginers (which I didn't test, but it seems good), but I recommend going through the AJATT site first to get some advice/inspiration. AJATT has links to other amazing sites and sources of material in there too, and there's a store in which the guy sells sentence packs and other things for you to study. I decided to buy one of those a while back and I don't regret it.

All of that is for self study. Personally, I can't learn a language from ~classes~.

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Re: teaching a language.
Posted on Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:40 pm


darksider59

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International Performer
@spin_along
You're right to talk about Anki, I use it, and it's an awesome way to remember what you learn.


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Re: teaching a language.
Posted on Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:44 pm


Mitchan

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http://www.wattpad.com/user/MitchanAnni
Here's site i use to learn Japanesse Happy Hope it helps:

http://www.japanessepod101.com


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Re: teaching a language.
Posted on Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:21 pm


darksider59

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International Performer
@Mitchan~

For the full things, do you need to pay ?


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Re: teaching a language.
Posted on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:49 pm


Fobbel78

Indie Artist
Indie Artist
IceT wrote:I suddenly bumped into it. I've found a site where you can find penpal friends and language exchanges. I got a respond and now I have to teach German. Her English is pretty good. Now I have to find a structure in my lecturing.
What's her native language? Is it very different compared to german, like japanese?

I'd start with useful and common phrases (introducing him-/herself for example). Then grammar and vocabulary. Maybe you should take a look into some of your old english-books from school (if you still have them)?


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Re: teaching a language.
Posted on Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:03 pm


IceT

Shiroten Performer
Shiroten Performer
She is from Japan. But like I said her written English is pretty good. A good idea to take the old English stuff and take it as route.


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"Ich glaube, auf dieser Welt gibt es keine Vernunft, und an Güte fehlt es auch."
"Kann sein. Aber das lässt sich wohl jetzt nicht mehr ändern."
"Das Rückgabedatum ist abgelaufen."
"Und die Quittung weggeschmissen." 1Q84, Aomame und Ayumi im Gespräch.

Nicht ich bin verrückt, die Welt ist es.
Haruki Murakami

"Wohin man auch geht, sich selbst entkommt man
nicht. Es ist so wie mit dem eigenen Schatten, der folgt einem auch
überallhin." Haruki Murakami
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