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OptikOort
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby OptikOort » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:23 pm

rdearman wrote:
OptikOort wrote:Hello,
My name is OptikOort and I speak English and Italian. I learned Italian because I liked it and now I would like to repeat the experiment to see if I can pick up other languages consistently or it was only by chance and circumstances that I achieved my first goal.

I am looking forward to browsing the forum and getting great advice !

What is your native language?


My native language is Greek !
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby tarvos » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:28 pm

And my native language is Geek!
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Beli Tsar
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Beli Tsar » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:20 pm

Hello, I'm Sam. I've been learning Koine Greek for a few years, and have reached a level where I can read or listen with reasonable comfort to easier texts. I'm now branching out into reading Attic, which I am enjoying a lot.

I've also recently started learning Farsi, almost from scratch. Having learned a bit about what not to do from Greek, I've been lurking here and in similar places to do a bit better this time around

I have a bit Biblical Hebrew and French on the back burner, neither of which are very good, and am hoping to keep myself from doing too much on them until I reach a B1 or thereabouts in Farsi, which I'd be very happy with.

I work a busy job and have two young kids, so time is short!

Sam
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Ozzymandias
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Ozzymandias » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:19 pm

Hello! I am Ozzy from Turkey. I want to improve my English via this forum. I have long term human resources experience area. I can answer your Turkish questions if you want. I hope I learn in polite and friendly environment

PS: I live in London.
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James.A.
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby James.A. » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:26 am

Hello everybody! I joined the forum three days ago, but I have just now noticed this thread!

So, my name is James and I am from Greece. My journey with languages started with English, which I was taught when I was a child. After then, when I was in uni I started learning Russian on my own and after that (about 1,5 years ago) French. My goal now is to better my French and to remember again my Russian which unfortunately I haven't touched for years. See you all!
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jonathanrace
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Postby jonathanrace » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:48 pm

Hey everyone! I'm an English teacher (native) and I'm studying Japanese and Mandarin. Thank you for having me :)
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Cheburashka
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Languages: English(A2) Greek(Native) Russian(A1)
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Cheburashka » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:13 am

Hi everybody!My name is Nick.I am Greek and I learn English and Russian.I am here to improve my skills in those languages.I 'll do my best to help you with Greek language if you have any difficulties.I am also aware some good non-profit websites to practice your skills in Russian. :D My home is near the mountain that seperates the capital of Greece and the town i live.I work as a shepherd with my fother.That's all about me. :D
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EthanH
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby EthanH » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:46 am

Hello,

My name is Ethan and I'm a native English speaker and can speak some Spanish. If any of you have questions on English you can PM and I can attempt to answer them! :D

Thanks,
Ethan
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mikefod
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Location: Gloucestershire UK
Languages: English (N), Italian (A2), Portuguese (beginner), German (rusty but reviving), French (just rusty).
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby mikefod » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:41 am

Hi Everybody,

I'm Mike. I am retired and I work as an occasional volunteer for a holiday company, which leads to me visiting Europe a few times a year. I also travel privately quite a bit in Europe for leisure. Much of my work is in Italy, as I started learning Italian nearly three years ago, but I have also been called on to work in Portugal, Cyprus and Germany. I try to learn a bit of the local language, enough to be able to discuss the daily itinerary with the coach drivers (although I did find Greek a challenge when I was visiting Cyprus!). Thing is that language learning started off as a way of getting free holidays (kind of) but now I see the work as a way of practicing language.
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PurpleMinutes
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Languages: English (N), French (Beginner)
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby PurpleMinutes » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:33 pm

Bonjour, my name is William and it's about time that I get serious about learning French.

I am Canadian and I currently live outside of Toronto, Ontario. Living in the suburbs of Toronto, which is almost entirely English speaking (not including the many other languages people speak - I live in a very diverse neighbourhood), my exposure to French speakers is fairly limited. I was taught French throughout my days in the public school system but have managed to retain nearly zero French speaking ability.

Over the years I have made several very sad attempts to learn French without success.

Some of the obstacles that I will most certainly cause me the most difficulty to overcome are the following.
  1. The idea of embarrassing myself horrifies me. Having my first conversation with a French speaker will be a massive achievement and will be a make it or break it moment for me. The idea of the initial conversation is by far the number one reason that I have not been even remotely successful at learning a new language in the past.
  2. As you can tell from my first barrier, my self-confidence is not the greatest . Often, I have given up on myself prior to getting even the basic understanding of the language.
Now for the reasons that I want to learn French.
  1. For my children. My kids are/or will be attending French schools. My older son is having a great time and I want to give them the best chance possible at maintaining a solid grasp of both English and French throughout their lives. It is my understanding that language learning is a use it or lose it situation. If I can do only one thing in this respect for my kids is that I would like to provide them an opportunity to speak French all day and every day if they wish, at home and in school.
  2. Career opportunities. I have been stuck in an OK job for the past 11 years. I have come across many alternate career options that I have been interested in but have been ineligible to apply due to my lack of French language skills.
  3. I want to be able to speak another language. I have always enjoyed the way French sounds and I want to be able to speak it.

Currently, I am trying to figure out which is the best method for me to learn effectively. There are so many options in terms of available programs that promise everything under the sun that I am kind of lost. I am looking forward to browsing the forum to see what methods work for you all.

Thanks,

William
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