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by iguanamon
Thu May 25, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: PM's French Courses Mission
Replies: 842
Views: 35572

Re: PM's French Courses Mission

Congratulations, Msyè PM! You've done quite well, and you did it your way!
by iguanamon
Wed May 24, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: The iguana's tale- Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Ladino
Replies: 255
Views: 20578

Re: The iguana's tale- Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Ladino

It's been a month since I've last posted to my log. No excuses, I've just not really felt like posting here. Three weeks ago I went up to the States, to New Orleans. It's my annual fix for live music and I take full advantage of it. Jazz Fest is a two weekend festival at the local racetrack, called ...
by iguanamon
Tue May 23, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: French and Spanish Book Recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: French and Spanish Book Recommendations

At B1 Spanish level, I'd suggest the young adult series of Isabel Allende. Start with La ciudad de las bestias. It has adventure and fantasy. It's the first of a trilogy and should be accessible at B1.
by iguanamon
Mon May 22, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Stelle's log: Italian (with a side of Spanish)
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Stelle's log: Italian (with a side of Spanish)

I know that this is only marginally language-related, but I would welcome anyone's thoughts on how to balance work and life. I'm no expert on life or language-learning. For what it may be worth, here are some of my thoughts. I have observed in my life that people are happiest when they have more co...
by iguanamon
Sun May 21, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: A forum for non-language chatter ?
Replies: 15
Views: 358

Re: A forum for non-language chatter ?

This comes up periodically: "The forum has such really nice people who are mature and respectful adults. Why can't we have an area where we can talk about other subjects besides language-learning? We can handle that." The forum is such a nice place because of the rules and policies that ar...
by iguanamon
Fri May 19, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: PM's French Courses Mission
Replies: 842
Views: 35572

Re: PM's French Courses Mission

PM, you faced your fear and did it anyway. Good job! I'm really happy for you. Listening is often the hardest component for self-learners because it isn't as easy to do as reading or speaking. Listening to audio only means no visual clues and no chance to redirect the speaker, basically- no control....
by iguanamon
Tue May 16, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Alex's Mission Log - B1 to C1 Spanish in 90 days.
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Alex's Mission Log - B1 to C1 Spanish in 90 days.

More resources, including several with transcripts, are available here in a post at the Spanish Group.
by iguanamon
Mon May 15, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Study Groups
Topic: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs
Replies: 1028
Views: 49952

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

If you're using Microsoft Word there are very simple key combinations which are quick to type and make perfect sense: Ctrl + ' then the letter gives l'accent aigu (é). Ctrl + ` then the letter gives l'accent grave (è). Ctrl + ^ then the letter gives l'accent circonflexe (ê). Ctrl + : then the lette...
by iguanamon
Mon May 15, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Comics/Graphic novels as a way of learning real language
Replies: 19
Views: 468

Re: Comics/Graphic novels as a way of learning real language

First, welcome to the forum! What language are you studying/do you speak besides English? I've read most of The Walking Dead series in Portuguese. Maus and Persepolis were two of my favorite translated graphic novels in Portuguese. I've enjoyed the works of Andrés Palomino and Àlex Roca in Spanish. ...
by iguanamon
Mon May 15, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: From B1-C1 Spanish - Advice welcome
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: From B1-C1 Spanish - Advice welcome

Welcome to the forum alexlancaster1! You can have a look at our Spanish Group here at the forum where most Spanish learners here have contributed at some point. You may want to introduce yourself to the Spanish-learning community here over there too. Like most beginners nowadays you've already done ...

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