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missbookworm

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missbookworm last won the day on October 9 2015

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About missbookworm

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  • Currently studying
    Nihonggo, French, German
  • Native tongue
    Tagalog
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    English

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  1. This is definitely a good online opportunity for people who would want to share their knowledge about a certain language, and be able to earn some profit through it. Vice versa, this is ideal for language students who are looking for ways to broaden their vocabulary on various languages. Thank you so much for sharing! Very relevant and helpful.
  2. I think I am both a listener and a reader. There would be times that I find just simply listening to the teacher an effective way for me to learn. If the teacher is really good at explaining the lessons, I could be able to understand them much easier. Sometimes though, I just do self-study and reading is my favorite way of acquiring knowledge.
  3. I have already tried learning the Japanese language. I am still not fluent in Nihonggo though, but I now know some of their basic greetings. Anyway, as for me, I want to study another foreign language both for fun and for serious reasons. I do want to explore various cultures and languages for research purposes, and at the same time, I want to be able to enjoy the experience of doing it. I believe they go hand in hand.
  4. I would definitely go with the Hebrew alphabet. It's already considered as ancient even since before Jesus Christ was born. What kind of language alphabet would ever compete with that, right? I believe the Bible was first written in Hebrew as well.
  5. Hi there! My mother tongue is Tagalog, and I definitely would love to teach you about our language. Our alphabet is actually pretty similar with the English alphabet, so you won't have much problem with that. Well, I think the best way you can learn how to speak and write Tagalog is to familiarize yourself with our language by watching a lot of Filipino movies. It would also be much better if you would go here in our country and immerse yourself into the language experience. Best of luck!
  6. Probably because they don't have passion for it. If you don't have any interest in one subject, you would possibly just fail in it. I think the best thing to do is to spark their interest in literature and creative wring. Give them books to read. Let them write whatever topic they want to discuss about. Widen their imagination by giving them different scenarios. Boost their creativity.
  7. I also don't live in the US, but I really think it's a great idea to reward the teachers for their hard work and determination to educate young minds. Well, we are now celebrating Teacher's Day here in the Philippines, and I have now been seeing a lot of students giving warm greetings to their teachers. I believe even just a simple appreciation for them would make them feel happy and fulfilled.
  8. I believe Google Translate is a good tool to use for online translations. However, I don't think we should depend that much on their translation results as I find them not accurate enough. We could utilize it just for giving us an idea about what this sentence is about, but we should not rely everything on it.
  9. It has never became a problem to me. I am not a native speaker of English, but I always practice the English language due to my work, actually almost everyday. On the other hand, I often use my mother tongue to communicate with my friends and family. Well, as long as you do practice both the foreign language and your first language, it's not going to be difficult for you.
  10. Aside from Shakespeare's works, one of the hardest English books I have read and finished is probably "The English Patient" by Michael Ondaatje. I don't know why, but the whole novel was sort of difficult to understand.
  11. I have been hearing this English idiom since I was a child, "Let bygones be bygones." I think we should all practice this one into our lives. Let's forget about the past, and be reconciled. Life is way too short to hold grudges against other people. Be happy and move forward.
  12. I don't care much about the race of my teacher, whether he/she is a native speaker of this particular language or not. As long as the teacher is knowledgeable enough to teach this particular language, and if he/she uses good language teaching methods, I am totally fine with it. Anyway, not all native English speakers are good in grammar and vocabulary. I know a lot of native English speakers who still don't know the difference between "your" and "you're."
  13. Well, it could possibly help you acquire a new language. However, since your only resource for studying another language is video games, the whole language learning/studying experience is going to be sort of limited. There would be no other materials to indulge yourself into, thus, you won't be totally fluent in the target language. I would say, this method wouldn't be enough.
  14. We may have a lot of regrets in life, but I really think we shouldn't live in the past, instead, we must live in the present and look forward to the future. Just because you weren't able to learn a new language when you were much younger doesn't mean you cannot pursue it now that you're older. It's never too late to do something.
  15. Call me old-fashioned, but I would always prefer reading the traditional way. I also love the smell of both old and new books. There's really something romantic about sniffing their pages. I don't totally dislike audio books and eBooks, they're actually pretty convenient.
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