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by Tomás
Sun May 28, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Lilly's log - French, Russian and Spanish
Replies: 275
Views: 9385

Re: Lilly's log - French, Russian and Spanish

I will have enough time for FSI Spanish Basic. The whole audio has 55h runtime and I have 3 months to cover them. Since most of it is just repetition and drilling of already familiar things I doubt I'll need much more than the actual runtime of the audio. I sometimes need one runthrough to learn wh...
by Tomás
Fri May 26, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Multilingual Room
Topic: Odd materials at the university lessons
Replies: 30
Views: 588

Re: Odd materials at the university lessons

Class Assignment for Reading and Discussion Text Members of the AAA and BBB minorities are easily identifiable by the following characteristics: CCC, DDD, EEE. In refusing the grace of FFF, the AAA’s have chosen to set themselves apart from the majority. Through the divinely-inspired process of nat...
by Tomás
Fri May 26, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Multilingual Room
Topic: Odd materials at the university lessons
Replies: 30
Views: 588

Re: Odd materials at the university lessons

That's a textbook by one of the large textbook publishing conglomerates. There are scant few deans in the US who would ever even question an instructor's assigning a book like that. So in the US higher education system, at least, you would have no grounds for making a complaint. I suggest that you e...
by Tomás
Wed May 24, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: French and Spanish Book Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: French and Spanish Book Recommendations

"Mundo de Dioses" by Rafael Marin is a fun science fiction novel with lots of action and dialogue. I enjoyed it a lot. It's expensive to buy, but I was able to get it through Interlibrary Loan. I have listened to both of Dan Brown's novels--Angels y Demonios, and El Codigo Da Vinci--in my ...
by Tomás
Tue May 23, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: FSI Spanish Walkthrough
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: FSI Spanish Walkthrough

Dejalo entrar? Mana has a whole song about it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZpkzPjpGU4
by Tomás
Mon May 22, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: How to learn English punctuation?
Replies: 23
Views: 408

Re: How to learn English punctuation?

How to learn English punctuation? It is my weak point. What aspects of English punctuation are you finding difficult? Commas. Comma use is 90% of the time a stylistic issue in which there is no right or wrong. It should be the least of your concerns about punctuation. Read a lot and you will absorb...
by Tomás
Sun May 21, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Learning Anglo Saxon words
Replies: 14
Views: 348

Re: Learning Anglo Saxon words

Very interesting lists, and a very interesting project. If you have the means, I would concatenate the two lists, then sort them against a frequency list, then learn the most common words first. I think your English will improve greatly if you can learn these lists. Thanks for the feedback! How I w...
by Tomás
Sat May 20, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Learning Anglo Saxon words
Replies: 14
Views: 348

Re: Learning Anglo Saxon words

Hi! I'm currently trying to learn all of the English words of Anglo Saxon and Old Norse and Scandinavian origin, I already have all the English I need so I have no reason to do it other than my desire to do it and my love for Germanic languages in general. I'm following these wikipedia lists with t...
by Tomás
Sat May 20, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: The body language component of language learning
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: The body language component of language learning

And then there's Professor Amy Cuddy's TED talk, "Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are," but this is again focused on conveying quite specific information about oneself via body language, as opposed to being a toolkit for how to adopt the body language of a different culture. Really grea...
by Tomás
Thu May 18, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Recommendations for Self-study Intensive Spanish Course
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Recommendations for Self-study Intensive Spanish Course

Language Transfer is basically the same course as Michel Thomas, but free on Youtube.

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