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  1. Many of the jobs that I've had I always had someone, especially women to always talk to when I was trying to master Spanish. Being in this environment was always the best because I had 8 plus hours of practicing Spanish all the time. Since it was natural, and I was going to using words to communicate, then why not. I had no time after work because I just really wasn't interested in dedicating the time to do it unless I was in a school setting. Having the jobs helped me to learn much more.
  2. I gave up on learning French so fast, the way that French people talked pissed me off, it seemed like it was a language to try and be sexy with it, but it just sounds that way coming from where I come from. There are some people who can make certain words in English sound sexy, and you just automatically know when someone is trying to be sexy. I felt that is the way I was being taught, and I wanted to be taught in a professional way, but women who speak French have the sexiest voices, so they are always making the words sound more complicated to say for me because of their accent, I guess I need to learn the pronunciations via someone who speaks English because I don't have to worry about the accents, and assume I'm not being taught the actual way to say the words. Shows where my mind is.
  3. What influenced me to learn Spanish was that I was forced into it by my high school schedule. I had no interest for it, but as I sat in class I did pick up on a few things. The following year after failing the previous year, I went back and had a chance to learn the language all over again, but I still hadn't perfected it. I always had fun in class and liked learning, but never payed attention enough to try to become fluent. Now I want to be an international business man, and need to be able to speak to people all over the planet. I want to be multilingual.
  4. It's all about the English language to me. I think the future is English, and just because Mandarin is the most widely spoken doesn't mean it's the language diversified among all of the different races on the planet Earth. There are more different people speaking English than all the other languages, and that should tell everyone that English will eventually me the most widely used language on this planet in the future. Mandarin us just to hard to learn. My opinion.
  5. That is very intense, I can't see myself working all of those hours just to learn a new language just to perfect it. There are plenty of people who spend about half that time. I found a school where they only wanted me to go there for 2 hours a day for 2 months to learn Spanish, but hey if it works then good for you. I never heard of a schedule like that. I call that real work right there.
  6. Where I live there are so many Mexicans, and they don't speak English at all. I have been in restaurants where I chose to use Spanish to help them place their orders because the person at the register didn't know Spanish, it's a little embarrassing for me to see them go threw that, but it is what it is. I greet many people in Spanish, and I like it a lot, I don't necessarily need it, but enjoy speaking it when I can.
  7. I don't personally think it really matters, if you have the will to learn then you can learn. I was not a straight a,b, or c student in school and I managed to learn Spanish, plus out side of school I started studying French and I love where I am so far with the language and I never finished school. Intelligence doesn't matter, people just need to be able to communicate in the language, and that's different from learning how to be an engineer, or mathematician.
  8. I don't understand how they can have problems with complex sentences, or just long ones in general, or even give back output from something that it does not understand. I realized the problems when I translated sentences or paragraphs to another language, and then back to English. It was terrible the results I got, and almost never nothing like what the original text was.
  9. I do believe that having a teacher around is always good, but it can be trouble also because not all teachers can actually teach to where the person can learn the language. I always found that I did better by just reading the books, and using the internet to pick up on learning a new language. I never had a teacher for learning French, but I did for Spanish in high school, and afterwards, I did not remember anything but the greeting because they are easy to remember. After school I bought a Spanish book, and learned a lot from employees who were Mexican. Teachers will always be relevant though.
  10. I went to the store and bought a dictionary, plus a thesaurus. I thought I was going to need both of them, and I also bought a Spanish translation book, they were all really thick. After a few days, I stopped looking at them and felt it was a waste of money because I have the internet and more to go and look up whatever I need. I prefer using the internet, but it would suck it the internet became unavailable. So in a way I'm happy I still have the book, it's just that you can't get verbal pronunciation with them like you can with phones.
  11. Well, just like any other language, it's difficult because you don't know it. Many people out there can be good at speaking Spanish, but that doesn't make them a good teacher. Teaching is the process of actually breaking down what needs to be learned and training someone else in a way they can efficiently catch on in an average way. Many teachers just don't know how to teach, and if you come across a teacher who is not good with teaching, you will always have difficulty trying to catch on to something that can be made super easy to learn that children master it. For me it was easy, I had a teacher that explained things about the language like we were kids. And I also had many people that I worked with over the years teach me more about it.
  12. I don't like to be corrected when I know the person begins to let their ego take over an assessment, or judgement. People will begin to become cocky, and I notice it as soon as they do it. Other than that, there are many professionals out there who do great assessments. I think it is a good idea, but I'd prefer the person to have much experience and as good reputation dealing with people because I will become irritated and think they are of no use to me when they start to get cocky.
  13. I think preserving languages is a waste of time as far as the advancement of human kind. I don't really care too much about certain things in our history. I'd rather see something like this like shedding snake skin. You don't preserve that, but know it was apart of history int he making. I know a lot of people like to refer back to word in Latin as a reference to things romantic or peoples names. I just don't think we should do that, and that's my opinion.
  14. I have always found the I enjoyed writing in Spanish rather than speaking it. When I was learning it in school, I hated talking in Spanish to my teacher, but I had no problems writing in the language. I believe it's because people can remember how to write something, and put the words together on paper, but saying them is the problem because other languages are not like English. It's so easy to say one word that you thought was another in Spanish and especially in French. So I struggle with making sure I'm saying the right word, but when I'm writing, I know I'm right the first time around.
  15. For me it's those word that have double letters that come back to back like in Mississippi. It makes me mad when I'm typing something I'm confident that I know how to spell and I see that little red line under it saying I spelled it wrong. I don't see it as much these days with those types of words because I try really hard to make myself remember. And when it does come time for me to type then, I start thinking about those characters that I know might be wrong when I do type it so I think about it before I type it and generally I'm right these days.
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