Team Tea and Scones

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LadyGrey1986
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Location: The Netherlands
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Studies: Arabic (Beginner)
Wishes to Study: Farsi/Persian
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Team Tea and Scones

Postby LadyGrey1986 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:40 am

When browsing the old HTLAL forum, I noticed there was a team for learners of English as I second language. I thought it might be nice to resurrect it here :)
Learning a seond language never stops, even at an advanced level.
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Systematiker
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Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Languages: ENG (N); DEU (C2+) // SWG (~C1); BAR (~C1); SPA, FRA (~C1->C2); SCO (~C1); NLD (~B2*); LAT (B2); GRC (B2); CAT (~B2*); POR (~B2*); SWE (~B2*); HBO (B1); DAN (~B1*); RUS (~A2); KOR (~A1); GLA (~A1); CYM (~A1); EUS (A0); FIN (A0). Next: SYC, CLD, GLG, ARA, ANG, ITA, ISL, SWA, AFR, RON, Siebenbürger Sächsich.
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Re: Team Tea and Scones

Postby Systematiker » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:44 pm

I'll be a native speaker godparent, if you want me and there's not more qualified folks who want to do it.

I'm a US-American who has taught ESL in the USA and in Germany. I teach grad school now, primarily theology for a seminary and philosophy for a university (where my main qualifications are, I hold a research doctorate in each subject, but the philosophy one is a DA, so it's more of a generalist's degree) and team teach with the literature department at the uni. I speak standard American English and Blackwater natively, learned Transatlantic as an adult.

I think someone on this board teaches English comp somewhere, though, they may be a good choice.
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LadyGrey1986
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Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:20 pm
Location: The Netherlands
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Studies: Arabic (Beginner)
Wishes to Study: Farsi/Persian
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Re: Team Tea and Scones

Postby LadyGrey1986 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:38 pm

That would be really kind of you :)
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tomgosse
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Re: Team Tea and Scones

Postby tomgosse » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:04 pm

Systematiker wrote:I'll be a native speaker godparent, if you want me and there's not more qualified folks who want to do it.

I'm a US-American who has taught ESL in the USA and in Germany. I teach grad school now, primarily theology for a seminary and philosophy for a university (where my main qualifications are, I hold a research doctorate in each subject, but the philosophy one is a DA, so it's more of a generalist's degree) and team teach with the literature department at the uni. I speak standard American English and Blackwater natively, learned Transatlantic as an adult.

I think someone on this board teaches English comp somewhere, though, they may be a good choice.

Two questions:
  • What is Blackwater?
  • Where and how did you learn Transatlantic?
Thank you,
Tom
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Systematiker
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Joined: Tue May 10, 2016 6:09 pm
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Languages: ENG (N); DEU (C2+) // SWG (~C1); BAR (~C1); SPA, FRA (~C1->C2); SCO (~C1); NLD (~B2*); LAT (B2); GRC (B2); CAT (~B2*); POR (~B2*); SWE (~B2*); HBO (B1); DAN (~B1*); RUS (~A2); KOR (~A1); GLA (~A1); CYM (~A1); EUS (A0); FIN (A0). Next: SYC, CLD, GLG, ARA, ANG, ITA, ISL, SWA, AFR, RON, Siebenbürger Sächsich.
*averaged for high receptive skill
Language Log: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2764
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Re: Team Tea and Scones

Postby Systematiker » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:55 pm

tomgosse wrote:
Systematiker wrote:I'll be a native speaker godparent, if you want me and there's not more qualified folks who want to do it.

I'm a US-American who has taught ESL in the USA and in Germany. I teach grad school now, primarily theology for a seminary and philosophy for a university (where my main qualifications are, I hold a research doctorate in each subject, but the philosophy one is a DA, so it's more of a generalist's degree) and team teach with the literature department at the uni. I speak standard American English and Blackwater natively, learned Transatlantic as an adult.

I think someone on this board teaches English comp somewhere, though, they may be a good choice.

Two questions:
  • What is Blackwater?
  • Where and how did you learn Transatlantic?
Thank you,
Tom


Blast from the past in this group! It's been dead a while.

Blackwater is a dialect centered around Northern Florida - it shares some commonalities with the general Southern, and interestingly, I've recently found out, some features with Gullah as well.

For Transatlantic, there used to be some youtube recordings of a diction course for transatlantic, but more importantly, watch a lot of old films and repeat. It was way easier for European L2 speakers of English to understand me that way, which is why I picked it up.
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