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    Second language

    I know some of you have learned a second langauge, where did you learn? I'm looking to begin my continuing lingual education and am looking for different options.
    I've checked with some schools and private instructors, but what I guess I'm asking is if any of you have found good on-line means for learning.

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    English is my third language...but for a better tutoring i think you just need to find some old lady that will tutore you for cheap. Thats my opinio, this websites dont really do shit.

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    English is my second language,,,

    (Southern is my first!)

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    English is also my second language, I am french Canadian (not to be confused with france french... a rather different dialect).

    I learned English in the streets as a kid so until I tell them I am french, most people assume I am english.

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    Pheedno:

    I was (briefly) entertaining the idea of applying to a Ph.D. program that required knowledge of two additional languages than those that I already speak (two of 'em). To begin satisfying these requirements i researched my ASS off. The bottom line is that there is no single more effective method (from what i've heard) than entering Middlebury College's summer language schools. They weren't insanely expensive (particularly if this additional language will raise your pay or ability to earn) and carry a reputation that is literally second to none. Not sure if you can afford to give up a good chunk of your summer though. If that is not an option, community college courses are a great option (you will get back what you put in, even if the other students aren't as 'motivated'), as is private tutoring. If you're enrolled in school, audit as many language courses as you can, that way, you don't have to worry about the exams and homework if you don't want to, but get to immerse yourself in the instruction.

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    My two languages:

    My name is Colibri, I speak English.

    Ma Name Is Colibri, a speak fucking Scotish.

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    Originally posted by BigGreen
    Pheedno:

    I was (briefly) entertaining the idea of applying to a Ph.D. program that required knowledge of two additional languages than those that I already speak (two of 'em). To begin satisfying these requirements i researched my ASS off. The bottom line is that there is no single more effective method (from what i've heard) than entering Middlebury College's summer language schools. They weren't insanely expensive (particularly if this additional language will raise your pay or ability to earn) and carry a reputation that is literally second to none. Not sure if you can afford to give up a good chunk of your summer though. If that is not an option, community college courses are a great option (you will get back what you put in, even if the other students aren't as 'motivated'), as is private tutoring. If you're enrolled in school, audit as many language courses as you can, that way, you don't have to worry about the exams and homework if you don't want to, but get to immerse yourself in the instruction.
    I will check out Middlebury. My hectic schedule is usually during Sept-May so I might be able to swing the time.
    I'll probably end up going to UofH for it but wanted to do some searching around for all options possible. Thanks for the input!

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