2017 Language Festival in Montreal

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Re: 2017 Language Festival in Montreal

Postby CurlySue » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:34 pm

This looks fascinating - Montreal is only a 6 hour Greyhound trip from me (Toronto), too.

I will probably go.
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Re: 2017 Language Festival in Montreal

Postby Xenops » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:51 am

My only concern is that by that time I'll only be fluent in English, intermediate in French, and very rusty intermediate in Spanish: would that be held against me? :lol:
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Re: 2017 Language Festival in Montreal

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:00 pm

Montreal, IMHO, is one of the loveliest of cities, and it is worth visiting just to ride the quiet, rubber-tired subway https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal_Metro. If you know any French at all, and your pronunciation is based on Metropolitan French, then French Canadian will fascinate you, even if you can't quite understand it. :)
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Re: 2017 Language Festival in Montreal

Postby s_allard » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:55 am

I attended the 2016 Polyglot Symposium as it was called back then and had a blast. There were a few teething problems because this was the first edition but it was just lots of fun to hear all these languages. I remember attending one conference where the speaker and people in the room switched between four languages with no translation.

It was also fun to meet people whom I had only seen on the Internet. And I find that polyglots are generally a cultured and intelligent group of people. I highly recommend going even if one speaks only one language, but be prepared to be a bit intimidated.

Unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to attend this year.
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Re: 2017 Language Festival in Montreal

Postby tarvos » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:20 pm

Xenops wrote:My only concern is that by that time I'll only be fluent in English, intermediate in French, and very rusty intermediate in Spanish: would that be held against me? :lol:


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