Learning a language

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  1. Devon Dolce

    Devon Dolce 1lb at a time!

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    I'm just completing the free 12 week online BBC course for Italian but wondered if anyone else has learnt a language (since leaving school!) and what package you used?! Grazie! xx
     
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    I came to live in Spain28 years ago and did not speak Spanish. As a natural chatterbox who loves people I had to learn to speak Spanish and fast. I got myself a Spanish boyfriend........it worked !!! Not quite what you are looking for I know, sorry. I did have the BBC set of Spanish Language Lessons to help me on my way . They were quite good fun.

    I now work part time as an interpreter,

    Sue xx
     
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    We've just purchased Michel Thomas's French CD's on a recomendation. Were off to France twice this year, a long weekend for my birthday next month and then 18 days in summer holiday's.
    It claims that in 8 hours you can speak basic French, I can still remember bits from school 20 years ago but want a bit more than that now. The plan is we'll listen to it as we drive there :D
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    i went to live in italy for 3 months during my nurse training, lived with 3 italian guy students. never used an actual course, wish i had cos i had to learn the hard way! upside is i can swear really, really well in italian :D
     
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    At the moment I am learning Russian in a night class but the course is loosely based on the BBC Talk Russian course.

    Ive been doing 2 hours a week since the end of September and now have a fair grasp on the basics and can speak it fairly fluently.

    I absolutely adore it - so go for it people!
     
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    I've been trying on & off for several years now to learn Spanish. Slowly but surely it's sinking it, I've tried sooo many cd's & tapes & did go to class once but it ended after 8 weeks.

    My problem is OH just won't practice with me & I've nobody else to 'talk' to & when we go to Spain they speak English:eek:

    I'm currently doing the BBC Languages & finding it quite good & easy to learn. I especially like the links to TV programmes.
     
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    I would like to begin by saying I hate languages, some people are naturals but not me :argh:

    I have been living in Holland for some time now and I do speak (fluent) Dutch, but it took me several years of evening classes to do so.

    I would like to applaud you guys it's great to see people taking the trouble to learn another language. :clap:
     
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