Re: General Linguaphone Discussion
Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:15 pm
I found this linguaphone course for sale. Is it the 3rd generation?
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Speakeasy wrote:Linguaphone 3rd Generation “Plus / Extended”
I could be mistaken about the dates but, at some time during the 1990’s, Linguaphone began including a fourth course manual accompanied by a collection of audio recordings designed to support the materials of the main dialogues. These were “oral exercise” materials , somewhat similar to the sentence-pattern drills which form the basis of the audio-lingual method.
tractor wrote: They introduced them earlier, probably in the mid 80s. I know this because I was living in Spain in 1987 and used the Spanish course with the oral exercises.
Speakeasy, in response to his having been tricked into publicly humiliating himself, has decided to commit ritual suicide. However, he won’t be going alone; he intends performing this act of expiation on one of your doorsteps, thereby obliging one of you to follow suit. He leaves it up to you to decide who between the two of you will act as his Second. In reaching your decision as to which role you will assume in this spectacle, it would useful to take into consideration that the Second will be responsible for the mopping-up afterwards. While participating in this manner might appear somewhat distasteful, I suggest that you bear in my mind that the other of you will have his doorstep publicly disgraced, the only honourable remedy for which is Seppuku. Sorry, I didn’t make the rules.Elexi wrote:. . . and while we are mopping up historical corrections - the 'partial repetition of the main dialogues with pauses inserted' was always part of the 3rd generation courses, right from their inception in the 1970s …
thevagrant88 wrote:Sorry for the newbish question, but does Linguaphone offer their courses in base languages apart from English?
ironjaw wrote:I wanted to ask. I've been looking at the different vintage Linguaphone courses on eBay and wanted to know which one would you recommend between the 1980s Grey/Silver course with cassette tapes or the 1970s brown attache with cassette tapes and hard back books with the recognisable monuments? I am looking at French and German