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by Elexi
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Study suggests even moderate drinking could affect language fluency
Replies: 31
Views: 2514

Re: Study suggests even moderate drinking could affect language fluency

This discussion of a finding on the effects of drinking more than 7 units of alcohol per week (which is only three glasses of wine or three half-litre glasses of beer per week - less than general Western European levels) on language processing could have been interesting. Alas no. Instead, this disc...
by Elexi
Wed May 17, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Assimil German without Toil (1965)
Replies: 22
Views: 1498

Re: Assimil German without Toil (1965)

There are some 78s for l'allemand sans peine on ebay.fr at the moment - no international delivery by the looks of it, but I think 78s must be before the 1965 edition - I have records from that year and they are 45s. http://www.ebay.fr/itm/methode-de-langues-Assimil-lallemand-facile-78-tours-/1224967...
by Elexi
Sat May 13, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Native Content available for Old English
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: Native Content available for Old English

Just in case there is any confusion, Shakespeare and the King James Bible are considered to be early Modern English - you should have no problem with those if you have a good edition that pays attention to language (such as the Arden Shakespeare editions). With the KJV the translation committee did ...
by Elexi
Fri May 12, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Assimil German without Toil (1965)
Replies: 22
Views: 1498

Re: Assimil German without Toil (1965)

Jokes aside - German Without Toil has some antiquated vocabulary - for example, it prefers 'verzeihung' for 'pardon' instead of entschuldigung (although people will still say verzeihung) or Jawohl in situations it would never be used. It is in the formal register (much more Sie than du). It tends to...
by Elexi
Fri May 12, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Assimil German without Toil (1965)
Replies: 22
Views: 1498

Re: Assimil German without Toil (1965)

You will also learn how to avoid going to dinner parties with neighbours you don't like. What modern language course teaches you that?
by Elexi
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: French In Action, as a learning device?
Replies: 172
Views: 10934

Re: French In Action, as a learning device?

Maybe I am - but I only have a B1 certificate :D

Having read emk's blog, I definitely need to work on getting my speaking and hearing more fluid to pass B2. My writing would probably come short as well.
by Elexi
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Language Challenges
Topic: Course Completion Challenge -- Open for business!
Replies: 93
Views: 7039

Re: Course Completion Challenge -- Open for business!

Linguaphone German is complete - although I realise from the last three lessons that I need to do a lot more work on both the Konjunctiv I and II. I enjoyed the course - but I think it needs to be done with a grammar book as the notes only point to where to go. The same, I suppose, could be said for...
by Elexi
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: French In Action, as a learning device?
Replies: 172
Views: 10934

Re: French In Action, as a learning device?

I was probably just in the A2 level when I started FIA - it took me 2 years to complete FIA - but I did it alongside other courses and materials - watching TV series (mainly dubbed - children's cartoons, Buffy, Star Trek, Dr Who, etc and some native films), reading the CLE and Hachette graded reader...
by Elexi
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: French In Action, as a learning device?
Replies: 172
Views: 10934

Re: French In Action, as a learning device?

Maybe this thread could go back on topic - i.e. French in Action as a learning device?

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