General Linguaphone Discussion

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Re: General Linguaphone Discussion

Postby smallwhite » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:38 pm

Maybe it was your colleague who uploaded those files you found online?
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Re: General Linguaphone Discussion

Postby Seneca » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:42 pm

smallwhite wrote:Maybe it was your colleague who uploaded those files you found online?

No, these were dated a long time ago.

Either way, he doesn't work here anymore, so I can't ask him what the thinking was :lol:
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Re: General Linguaphone Discussion

Postby Seneca » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:43 pm

smallwhite wrote:Maybe it was your colleague who uploaded those files you found online?


It seems a bit late as your English is already amazing, but I just saw a Cantonese-based Linguaphone for the first time!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Learn-English- ... SwV4BZxe07
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Re: General Linguaphone Discussion

Postby smallwhite » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:45 pm

Seneca wrote:
It seems a bit late as your English is already amazing, but I just saw a Cantonese-based Linguaphone for the first time!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Learn-English- ... SwV4BZxe07


Linguaphone used to be a big name in Hong Kong. I think their slogan was "三個月學識外語" learn (and know) a language in 3 months ;)

That course on eBay seems to be in Japanese, though. All the Asian words you see are Japanese.
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Re: General Linguaphone Discussion

Postby haziz » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:10 am

Can anyone who has the advanced or Business Spanish course post an image of the course material? I am trying to search for it in all the usual places, including EBay, but coming up short. An image of the cover or of the course material would be helpful.
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Re: General Linguaphone Discussion

Postby Jaleel10 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:42 am

I found a very old Linguaphone book for Afrikaans from 1993 in our library. And this is the final dialogue in the book (they begrudingly allowed me to scan this page in)

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As a native, I am genuinely surprised. That is a pretty high level of Afrikaans.

They have sooo many Linguaphone books here lol. I was thinking of taking the afternoon off from work tomorrow and just spending it here :lol:

I am pretty much comitted to Assimil Spanish for now and don't know if Linguaphone would help me that much after Assimil. But when I start German next year I wouldn't mind testing it out.
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Re: General Linguaphone Discussion

Postby Seneca » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:58 pm

Jaleel10 wrote:I found a very old Linguaphone book for Afrikaans from 1993 in our library. And this is the final dialogue in the book (they begrudingly allowed me to scan this page in)

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As a native, I am genuinely surprised. That is a pretty high level of Afrikaans.

They have sooo many Linguaphone books here lol. I was thinking of taking the afternoon off from work tomorrow and just spending it here :lol:

I am pretty much comitted to Assimil Spanish for now and don't know if Linguaphone would help me that much after Assimil. But when I start German next year I wouldn't mind testing it out.

I believe Afrikaans is the most-rare Linguaphone course from an English base. You should find a way to add it to your personal collection :? I want to go to this amazing library, haha.
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Re: General Linguaphone Discussion

Postby eido » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:49 am

Is there a certain level this is supposed to get you up to? Like Assimil is supposed to be A2 or something, right? What's the general one for this course?
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Re: General Linguaphone Discussion

Postby neumanc » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:11 pm

The course covers Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels in the Russian language. What does that mean? It means, on completion, you will be able to speak, read and write Russian to a high level. You will be able to express yourself effectively in conversation, understand when Russian is spoken to you and make yourself understood in a wide range of situations. This course will enable you to think for yourself, construct sentences, create dialogue and use Russian freely. In short, when someone asks if you can speak Russian, you’ll say yes I can! That’s our promise to you.

This is of course only marketing. You won't reach an "advanced" level. Some time ago, these courses were marketed as "Starter Courses", which was significantly nearer to the truth (possibly up to B1). The German version of the so-called "Second Stage" courses were named "Mittelstufe", which can be translated as "intermediate level" (possibly B2). As I see it, Linguaphone doesn't have advanced courses.
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