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    darkchild got a reaction from Ernesto in Learning a new language with minimal "memory usage"   
    I have had a similar experience as well. Mine was at Primary school (Grade school) where we were mandated to learn Hausa Language and the teacher would just come in speaking for 20 minutes in Hausa Language.
    I was always lost and barely scaled through. Not all language teachers are good at their jobs. Others use skillful techniques in helping struggling students learn the language with minimal memory usage.
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    darkchild got a reaction from gracerph in Language Games   
    I think it depends on the type of game. If it is an educational game then I think it would go a long way in assisting in language learning but otherwise could be limited.
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    darkchild got a reaction from Lingua Franca in Learning another language to accept a job   
    If the pay is super good, it would highly motivate me to put all things aside to learn a language.
    The key word here is motivation; if you are motivated by a huge trophy at the end of the race, then the race is worth taking.
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    darkchild got a reaction from John Snort in Being Proactive   
    I totally agree with @John Snort there is so much that needs to be learnt from kids.
    Many things we learnt as kids like anthems and prayers are automatically remembered without even thinking about it.
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    darkchild got a reaction from Cuba in Translation mistakes   
    There are so many translation mistakes I have come across but I just think since English is not their first language, the mistake can pass.
    It would be more ideal for people to invest more in translators than being tagged illiterate because of mistakes. Not everyone forgives translation mistakes.
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    darkchild got a reaction from frankfurt in What motivates your Language Learning?   
    There is one thing that motivates my language learning and that is 'Intimidation'.
    When I feel intimidated that everyone around me can speak a particular language and I cannot, I get intimidated to learn quickly.
    What's your motivation?
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    darkchild got a reaction from dylr88 in Movies in Foreign Languages   
    Has anyone noticed that when you watch a movie in a foreign language you do not understand and the movie is not subtitled; with focus and concentration, especially with intriguing movies, you tend to understand what's going on.
    I grew up watching Indian movies and some were not subtitled but I did understand the movie. I have had similar experiences with French and Spanish movies too and eventually pick up some words that are emphasized.
    Who else has been in this situation?
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    darkchild got a reaction from Blaveloper in Getting a teaching degree, now what?   
    Hi @Blaveloper, have a free mindset to learn and expect to excel in everything you do.
    If I were you, I wouldn't anticipate as much as you are. Be positive; that's one of the keys to success.
    Good luck and hope all goes well.
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    darkchild got a reaction from lushlala in Mocked by Accent   
    Many language speakers have one accent or the other; has anyone been mocked or laughed at because of your accent and how did it make you feel? 
    How easily did you fit in after the mockery? At work, with friends or on a holiday.
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    darkchild reacted to Trellum in Name calling   
    @darkchild  It's considered very rude in my country for two or more persons to start speaking another language if they are excluding another person. Specially if this done on purpose knowing beforehand the person in question doesn't speak the language   Sadly I got that done a lot in the Netherlands.  I knew I was being talked ill of, I tried to control myself that one time though, but what I really wanted to say was:  ''If you are so brave why don't you say it n my face in English?''. 
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    darkchild got a reaction from Saholy in Mocked by Accent   
    Many language speakers have one accent or the other; has anyone been mocked or laughed at because of your accent and how did it make you feel? 
    How easily did you fit in after the mockery? At work, with friends or on a holiday.
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