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Re: How do YOU Learn a Foreign Language. by tucsonmike on 21 June 2007 7:14am
 
Well, my first newsletter from Alliance Francaise came today. Have not read it yet, will read it on lunch break @ work tomorrow.
 
Re: How do YOU Learn a Foreign Language. by Stephanie_82 on 21 June 2007 1:55pm
 
Hi again Mike!I've replied you in "Welcome and Introductions" and then I've started to have a look into other sections and as I'm studying languages I clicked here and what a surprise you're the pioneer hehe.I think I'm going to join "The Tucsonmike Appreciation Society"hehe;)
 
Re: How do YOU Learn a Foreign Language. by tucsonmike on 21 June 2007 3:48pm
 
A pioneer Stephanie? Watch it, I blush easily LOL! I just came from Introductions, so now I know you are a language major and ignore my question.
Maybe, I will do language stuff on my website, (which reminds me, I have been remiss again about working on my blog).

Maybe I have to be a pioneer. I live in Arizona. The frontier and all that.

I am eavesdropping on the cleaning ladies speaking Spanish.

Yes, Donna, language is practice. It is like batting practice. Repetition and focus. (Yes, like Chalders and Caldicott with cricket, everything for me has a baseball reference).
 
Re: How do YOU Learn a Foreign Language. by Stephanie_82 on 27 June 2007 12:19am
 
LOL Mike!I made a mistake because in spanish we use the word "pionero"(pioneer) to refer to somebody who initiates something.As you see I still have to learn and practice a lot haha.And I think writing here can help me to improve my english:)
As you mention your website,have you said here(I mean in some of your messages in this web) the link?
 
Re: How do YOU Learn a Foreign Language. by tucsonmike on 27 June 2007 7:52am
 
That is what I was planning, Stephanie. Just have not gotten around to it yet.
 
Re: How do YOU Learn a Foreign Language. by tucsonmike on 28 June 2007 1:50am
 
Well I had my first Spanish lesson today. Not bad.
 
Re: How do YOU Learn a Foreign Language. by tucsonmike on 4 July 2007 8:55pm
 
Well, before coming to open the museum, I went to Jimmy's. I got to practice a little with Elizabeth, who was hanging out there. I managed to ask her which state in Mexico she is from (Coachuila). She looks Native American (then again, most Mexicans do, though Nortenos tend to be "whiter"). I would not ask her if she belongs to a Native American nation. Culturally, she would have to "volunteer" it, and that is only if she really gets to know me.

The other person I practice with at work, Cetiva, is from Magdalena, which is fifteen miles South of the border. It has a major shrine to Father Kino, and people here know it well, especially because U of A folklore Professor Big Jim Griffith discusses it on Arizona Illustrated.

At least now, I get to practice speaking, whereas before it was just the writing. I can now write very basic poems in Spanish. I may read one @ a writers get together on Sunday.
Oh, pardon, Stephanie, mi web address es.
http://www.michaelcharton.com

Stephanie may have to teach me other words, because of course when I practice, it is with Mexicans. Yo habla espanol por los Mexicano.

 
Re: How do YOU Learn a Foreign Language. by Stephanie_82 on 8 July 2007 9:44pm
 
Sure Mike!you can ask me the words you want to know.Thanks for your web address,I will have a look:)
 
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