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Wanda Kaishin

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About Wanda Kaishin

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  1. No, but it's a lot more messed up than that. Cases, verbs of motion, aspects, etc.
  2. I actually think the best person to answer this is you. You might try checking out job opportunities in the fields you're interested in. After getting a few leads, perhaps invade a few forums that are inhabited by expatriates to find out if they're happy, if their salaries are reasonable, etc. The only other thing I'll say is that Russian was quite difficult for me, mainly due to its grammar. Of the languages I speak, Chinese and Japanese were the hardest to learn by far, Thai and Russian were tied in third, Korean was fifth. Swahili, French and Spanish were all about the same, and I would guess approximately as difficult as German for an English speaker.
  3. Welcome! I speak both languages and can say they are well worth the effort.
  4. I've never tried it. I normally use skype, sometimes zoom or telephone chat apps like viber, whatsapp, etc.
  5. It's hard to advise because I don't know what age you lived in France, and what age you are now. But for starters, immerse yourself in the language as much as possible outside of school. Practice conversing with an italki tutor on skype, or a free language exchange partner. Watch French films, read French books, write a little in French every day, or maybe text your teacher/language partner. Do that for a while, and you will eventually recover your old level. How long it takes to reach "fluency" depends on your definition of "fluency" and a lot of other things, so I can't guess without a lot more information. Good luck!
  6. You say "this is just a choice" without telling us why you want to learn it. Unless we know, it will be pretty hard to advise. If there really is no preference, maybe choose the easiest one for you, which would probably be the one you've had most exposure to.
  7. For a native english speaker, Spanish pronunciation is a lot easier. Both languages have a lot of common vocabulary with English, but I'd give French the edge. It's really a tough call as to which is easier overall though. For job prospects, of course it depends on many factors. For example, someone who wants to design passenger planes might want French to try to get into airbus. Someone wanting to travel in the petroleum industry might be helped by Spanish. Etc, etc. But for the vast majority of english native speakers, knowing foreign languages isn't beneficial.
  8. Excellent! You pronounced "opinion" like English. Everything else was fine imo.
  9. Sorry for the late reply. Have your tried Penguin? It's very good.
  10. http://polydog.org/index.php?threads/transcripts-for-korean-drama-도깨비-goblin.465/
  11. The link is just Korean dialogs for the drama. For english you'll need to go to places like Drama Fever, etc. http://polydog.org/index.php?threads/transcripts-for-korean-drama-%ED%9E%90%EB%9F%AC-healer.464/#post-6313
  12. I haven't read his vocabulary post, but imo Luca Lampariello is one of the most impressive "youtube" polyglots in the world. The hallmark of his method is what he calls full circle translation (Full circle: Target language (source files) => Native language => Target language). This actually detailed out in the blog A Woman Learning Thai http://womenlearnthai.com/index.php/part-one-an-easy-way-to-learn-foreign-languages/
  13. It could be some sort of a mental problem as you suggest, but that sort of thing is pretty rare. The 3 things everyone needs to learn a language are: 1) motivation 2) time 3) resources Unlike others here I don't think method is nearly as important as these three things. If I had to guess, I'd say you were lacking in one or more of these.
  14. Thanks for the free resource. I took the first quiz, and it was very easy as expected, but my score was only 9/10. Is there a way to see what I missed? I'm very curious now.