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Foreign Language Development

The place to discuss, share, and collaborate on everything related to foreign language and culture. Novice or native, everyone is welcome!

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Latest Activity: Jun 30

Do you speak a foreign language? Do you know the difference between past passive and present active participles? Do you know where they speak Amharic? Do you really know what syntax is? If you answered yes (or no) to any of the previous questions- this is the group for you! This group is meant to be an open space to discuss and share your experiences, ask questions, and receive answers about everything related to foreign language and culture. Novice or native, everyone is welcome!

The purpose of this group is threefold:

1. Discuss the awesomeness that is learning a new language, as well as the challenges and frustrations.

2. Share best practices, experiences, and techniques in the fields of foreign language acquisition, translation, and implementation.

3. Collaborate and receive straightforward help from peers in translating basic words and sentences.

Discussion Forum

Language Learning Software

Started by Jeff Ribeira. Last reply by Janina Rey Echols Harrison Feb 1, 2013. 8 Replies

Anyone got any tips/experience with any of the options out there?

What's on your life's "languages to learn" list?

Started by Jeff Ribeira. Last reply by Heather Richtfort May 9, 2012. 3 Replies

Here's my list. I've been putting this thing together since I was a kid...1. Arabic2. Portugese3. Mandarin4. Russian5. Turkish6. Farsi7. An African language. Still trying to decide what the best one…Continue

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Comment by Kirby Richards on May 4, 2011 at 10:13am
Great to hear about this group!  I have stopped invading new language territories because I'm already carrying German, French, and ancient Greek (plus some Latin, Spanish, and Hebrew).   I have decided I'd like to keep improving on the languages I've already worked on.  But I do miss the days of starting off fresh as a beginner in a language.  That's a lot of fun!
Comment by Tarryn Reddy on April 27, 2011 at 2:09pm

Cool job at the Carnegie Moscow Center- Must know Russian

Comment by Stephen Peteritas on March 30, 2011 at 8:37am
Hey can anyone answer this lady's question about how to do press release for gov in foreign lang?
Comment by Jeff Ribeira on March 22, 2011 at 2:49pm
Thanks Tabitha! I've seen wordle word clouds before, and they're pretty sweet! With this project though I decided just to do it on my own with illustrator for language support and freedom's sake. If only it didn't get cut off when I uploaded it to the group...perhaps I'll upload the bigger version for people to download if they want just for fun.
Comment by Big Picture Inc on March 22, 2011 at 12:34pm
Love the wordle!
Comment by Eric Melton on March 16, 2011 at 5:40pm

I speak German, with a Russian accent, since I learned it with my wife, who is from Kharkov, Ukraine. We met in Germany and had only a little German in common and nothing else, so we learned that further.

Now in Arizona, she is learning english, as well as taking US History and Western civ classes. Interesting to go through those courses with her, and hear her completely unbiased perspectives, especially on US history and why we americans are the way we are (rugged individualism, independent spirit, puritanistic, etc.).

Personally, learning German opened a whole new perspective for me, when I was working as the top telecom SME for US Army Europe.

I'd like to learn more Russian, I do know some words, but can't speak sentences. I'd also like to learn Spanish eventually...




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