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Novels in Spanish for reading comprehension. by Molly Mezzledock - Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:13:35 EST ID:KJu4J5EH No.11901 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys,

I speak spanish quite well. I lived in a spanish speaking country for a number of years, but am now back in Canada now where they are not very many Spanish speaking people.

I am looking for a couple of intermediate novels to read, not something with a lot of the tenses you only find in high level literary works, just something to read before bed to keep my reading comprehension up.

I recently read "The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway in Spanish, something along those lines.

Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Matilda Dasslemodge - Thu, 01 Jan 2015 17:46:52 EST ID:lzcV9T6g No.11939 Ignore Report Quick Reply
El Viejo que Leida Novellas de Amor is really really good. Also there's a decent book, originally in spanish, about the Haitian revolution, but I can't think of the name right now. Somthing about Kingdoms.
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Nigger Furringlatch - Fri, 02 Jan 2015 02:21:28 EST ID:sPwTzU+z No.11941 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Herman Hesse's Demian is an easy read.
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Samuel Brupperridge - Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:13:00 EST ID:5rSHWso6 No.11950 Ignore Report Quick Reply
el Aleph or any collection of shortworks from Jorge Luis Borges, he's my favorite author

I recommend reading plays if you can get into them, because they're extremely accessible. Ariel Dorfman is a decent playwright. Modern Spanish rendering of Conde Lucanor stories would be good since they're short fables with relatively simple prose.

I'm currently reading The Motorcycle Diaries and I'll admit it's a challenging read, but if you're committed to it it'll do you well. It's just the Argentine slang that's a bitch.
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cursive !M6R0eWkIpk - Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:57:55 EST ID:XaB5Kl1U No.11968 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>11941
translated from german to spanish or german to... english to spanish?
german and spanish don't seem to jive too well for native speakers of each.
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Lydia Gubbleworth - Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:14:16 EST ID:P/Qs0eHF No.11987 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11901
I'd suggest reading something from a spanish speaking author, not a translation. Not that it'll be easier, but I always find it somewhat more satisfactory reading an original than a translation

Here are some easy authors you can begin with:
Horacio Quiroga: he wrote short, horrible tales, like the Edgar Allan Poe of South America. I strongly suggest you read La gallina degollada from Cuentos de amor, de locura, y de muerte.

Julio Cortazar. Well reknowned author, he wrote some pretty strange books (Rayuela for example), I think he even won a Nobel prize. I suggest you also read some of his short stories, they're somewhat kafkian: really short, concise, and surreal; check out "Instrucciones para subir una escalera".

If you're for something a bit longer you can check out Ernesto Sabato's El tunel, it's about 100 pages long, but it's not that complicated (I think). It's like a mash up between Bukowski and Dostoievski, though not as good as either of them.

Garcia Marquez is also pretty cool and easy to read, but I don't find him quite as interesting as these other authors. Ohh, and Borges is the best, but he's not an easy read at all, I don't suggest him as a first read.


franco-phoney by Augustus Bevingspear - Sat, 06 Dec 2014 15:21:04 EST ID:MxuHFgw1 No.11890 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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j'ai honte, je ne peux plus parler français. non seulement est-elle maintenant ma troisième langue, mais c'est vraiment honteux quand j'essaie de parler avec quelqu'un et ne peux pas dire même certains mots très simples (par exemple, je pouvais pas trouver le mot "vite" il y a deux jours quand je faisais un effort de discuter en français avec un québécois)

donc, aidez-moi les mecs, allons-y créer un thread où on peut parler de n'importe quoi en français. tu peux corriger les fautes, ou pas, c'est à choix

dis-moi
où tu-vis?
et, je sais pas.. quels films francophones est-ce que tu recommandes?
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Charles Hettingtore - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:24:00 EST ID:nkd0TrwG No.11984 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Je vais t'aider à corriger les fautes.

>non seulement est-elle maintenant ma troisième langue
"est-ce là" plutôt que "est-elle". Mais c'est assez formel, tu pourrais simplifier:
>Non seulement c'est ma troisième langue

>et ne peux pas dire même certains mots
et [je] ne peux même pas dire certains mots
C'est plus facile à comprendre si tu répètes le "je".

>je pouvais pas
je ne pouvais pas
Si tu veux être un peu plus formel.

>je faisais un effort de discuter
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Rechercher by Polly Sammerlag - Sat, 03 Jan 2015 14:38:43 EST ID:4jjffGeJ No.11944 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi all, I am writing a short story and was wondering if it would be totally strange to use the French word rechercher as my protagonists last name. I know it basically means to look for in English, I don't know much other than that besides that I like it. I plan on the protagonist having American parents with maybe some French somewhere in their lineage but it's not a part of the plot just a mental note for me. So, people who speak French or actual French people (if there are any on this board) would it be highly uncommon for a person to have the French verb rechercher as a last name?
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Eliza Mammerfock - Sat, 03 Jan 2015 15:49:51 EST ID:hPhCch4K No.11947 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>11944

I'm not a French speaker, but......

It all depends on your audience and the significance of his name. I'm assuming that this is short story is going to be in English, so unless its extremely pertinent to you personally, the fact as to whether or not his name is commonplace might not matter. I highly doubt that a verb infinitive would ever serve as a name in French-speaking cultures, but like I said, I don't speak French.

As for the significance, is his name important to the story or the character your creating? A good example would be from the movie 'They Live' in which the main character, a homeless transient, is named "John Nada'. 'Nada' means 'nothing' in Spanish, and considering the characters situation, it makes sense. Even though 'Nada' is not a common surname in Spanish-speaking cultures (in fact, I'm pretty sure it's non-existent) and that the character isn't even Spanish, the name still serves a purpose.
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David Worthingford - Sun, 04 Jan 2015 12:09:30 EST ID:lHdJYkhU No.11948 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11944

I'm not sure.

In the book "Este Domingo" by the Chilean author Jose Donoso, some characters have the last name "vives", which in Spanish means "you live".

So it's not a totally unprecedented concept, at least.
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Phineas Dopperhon - Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:35:57 EST ID:E3W6Xz/v No.11971 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11944
Yes, it would. It makes no sense.
I guess I have nothing to reply to the previous examples mentioned, but if anything some common names are sometimes used as last names, but never verbs. It can work for an english audience, there's often a lot of weird names in japanese stuff that aren't natural at all, but work to evoke "germanness" or whatever for the audience. But don't expect it to be fine for everybody just because you like it.
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Charles Hettingtore - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:03:59 EST ID:nkd0TrwG No.11983 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11944
Hello, frenchie here.
Absolutely NO ONE in France has "Rechercher" as their last name (yeah, just checked).
We simply don't use verbs in the infinitive, nouns or adjectives are much more common. For instance, "Recherche" is an actual surname (meaning "research" or "search", as a noun), although it's a very uncommon one (498 persons out of 65 millions). But it does sound natural, at least.
"Pierre Recherche" would strike me as unusual but would still sound french; "Jean Rechercher" would just make me think the author didn't know what they were doing at all.
If you want to retain the meaning, go with "Reserche" or "Chercheur" (searcher). A verb will sound out of place, only to French speakers though I guess.


Any success stories? by Fanny Pivingwell - Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:35:58 EST ID:8Xo2pqDl No.11789 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Seems like you guys just ask each other "what language should I learn" or "What is a good movie in X language?"

Any real success stories here? Becoming fluent? To the point where you can read/write/speak/watch/listen as if it were your native tongue- anyone use it to travel or perhaps meet friends/lovers? Impress and inspire me guys.
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Shit Clannerbanks - Sat, 17 Jan 2015 11:47:02 EST ID:5rSHWso6 No.11956 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11789
He estudiado español hasta 10 años y estoy sacando mi certificado de traducir. Desafortunatamente, no puedo charlar al nivel lo que quería y es muy dificil a expresarme sobre algunos temas, pero puedo joder con mis compañeros de trabajo y mis colegas.

According to professors who administer the ACTFL proficiency tests (those used by the U.S. state dept.), I would rank around a 3-4 in Spanish which is basic professional competence. My real love is Persian however I've studied it far less time and rank around a 2 which is described as social competence and limited professional ability. I'm pretty satisfied with my progress considering it's been about 4 years of intermittent instruction.

I know enough German for fucking around, listening to music, and reading simple articles or stories, but I don't consider myself seriously proficient. I would love to resume studying it at some point, but I'm kind of tapped out in Uni

>>11923
second this poster.
>>11909 I run into kids like you in language programs all the time that delude themselves about being "fluent". It's good to be proud of whatever you've achieved but your post seems like a shit-ton of exaggeration and boasting.
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Simon Blabbleman - Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:41:18 EST ID:7eexnvjt No.11972 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11909
I'm only a beginner at German, but I can tell right away that this is full of errors. I see simple mistakes analogous to things in English like "I loves" and "did spoke" and etc. I'm not sure about your syntax/word order, but your agreement needs work. You may have an inspiring story (and I say that not out of sarcasm) but you probably shouldn't boast.
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Simon Blabbleman - Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:01:25 EST ID:7eexnvjt No.11973 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11799
That is very funny, because I have a Teach Yourself German book from the 60s. The introduction contains this very great sentence: "if the student thinks he is going to speak, or read, or write German in a couple of months by means of a lesson or two done now and then, he had better give up the idea completely, for he is wasting his time." Then, in comparison to the more modern Teach Yourself German book from around the 90s-00s, there contains a brief chapter at the beginning which describes the language learning process, and it is titled "Only got a minute? Only got five?" This is of course because the modern language learning books are marketed towards modern language learners, who are people who have no time for diligent study. The modern book is drastically oversimplified, where instead of teaching grammar and how to form your own sentences, it teaches you to parrot simple phrases with very little instruction on grammar.

As for studying 5 hours a day, I definitely would not recommend it, especially if you are only studying 5 hours on a single language. An hour at the minimum, two hours at the maximum. The problem with learning for such a long period of time is that you get excited and you start going through various chapters of your language learning book at such a rapid speed that you hardly retain any of it. I have experienced this myself, when I once spent an all-nighter doing six chapters of an Old English grammar and exercise book. It all *seemed* to make perfect sense, but I was doing so much and learning so many new concepts, that at the end of the sixth chapter, I found that I had forgotten many things from the first few chapters. I think it is better to spend a short time a day (but definitely not five minutes) studying one or two things. Don't overload yourself.
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James Crellypere - Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:06:00 EST ID:6mW8O8BP No.11979 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i learned a language in the army. any of you who are serious about language learning, native exposure, and proficiency, there's a pretty good resource at ( GLOSS dot dliflc dot edu ) maybe visit it on an incognito page and check it out ^^ it's got reading and listening exercises in 40 languages. i still use it 3 years after to keep up my proficiency a bit, but aside from talking to grocery store clerks and ordering in restaurants and reading the occasional news articles i suck now that i dont use it every day :(
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Priscilla Sonnerhall - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:42:30 EST ID:WbDEOjjy No.11981 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11979
A really nice resource, thanks!


Learning Turkish by Fuck Grimgold - Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:07:34 EST ID:Ch+tAKXh No.11976 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello! I've been attempting to learn Turkish for about a month now. I know the basics, like hello, yes, no, goodbye, ect... I was wondering how long on average does it take to learn Turkish let alone a second language fluently. Plus, I was wondering how difficult it is to learn Turkish compared to other languages.


looking for someone german by Hannah Bunstock - Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:40:38 EST ID:z7MSlm2F No.11862 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi /lang/ I've been learning to speak german for a year now and I'm at a point where I'm in need of a fluently speaking german influence to correct my errors and teach me proper spelling and such. I speak english and french fluently for who ever's interested in an exchange.
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Martin Hannerlock - Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:37:59 EST ID:GQMne/JL No.11866 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11862
lang8 is a website where you can do this
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Cyril Demblebetch - Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:33:08 EST ID:gg1+s9fO No.11908 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I speak German pretty fluently, but it's a second language and I'm sure you're looking for someone who speaks it as their primary language.
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Hitler - Thu, 08 Jan 2015 05:01:06 EST ID:j4mbWJz1 No.11952 Ignore Report Quick Reply
ICH SPRECHE DEUTSCH FLIEßEND. WERDE ALLERDINGS NIEMANDEM HELFEN DER NICHT ARISCHEN BLUTES IST.
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Phyllis Senkinhidge - Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:31:58 EST ID:AQoHklXU No.11975 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm german myself and can speak english fluenly.

So if you need any help give me your email or skype or something.
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Fucking Weppershaw - Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:18:47 EST ID:txBu1ds7 No.12005 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11952
There is no capital ß. It becomes SS.
nb


Why Latin is useful by Jack Sonnertedge - Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:15:44 EST ID:ZtJh40Yw No.11921 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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  1. Helps with understanding of Romance languages across the board.

2. Allows you to read historical documents from centuries ago. Not all of them have been translated into English or any contemporary language--there is a wealth of information which exists only in Latin.

3. Useful for understanding legal, philosophical, and scientific terminology.

4. It's fun.
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Phoebe Dummerlat - Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:57:05 EST ID:lHdJYkhU No.11949 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11942

Tons of literature from the Middle Ages, and lots of historical documents from that time.

I can't name them off the top of my head but they're out there. I spent maybe 30 hours writing an essay for my literature class last semester and a bunch of the citations I needed, I had to get from sources which were entirely in Latin, and I had to translate the meanings as best I could.
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Fucking Sammerstock - Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:22:14 EST ID:JUrf6k0U No.11951 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11946

Not really, we can glean a lot of information from how the speakers of Latin's progeny have changed sounds in order to reconstruct what it is most likely to have been, along with accounts from classical times about their own linguistic perception of the languages pronunciation. Going beyond just phonemes we can understand the lengths of vowels in words and inflections due to metrical poetry. >>11927 goes into detail parsing out the rational and evidence for various pronunciations and is actually a decent read.
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Whitey Mibberham - Sun, 18 Jan 2015 10:27:57 EST ID:7eexnvjt No.11958 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've studied Latin for three years. I love the language, but I think it's ridiculous how many people wish to use it for communicative purposes. I've had a few conversations in Latin, but I viewed it as a gimmick. The real reason to study it, first of all, is to stimulate an intellectual curiosity. Secondary reasons would include the wealth of literature in the language, including some of the most dramatic and entertaining poetry in the world, though many of it is just dick jokes. Religious people might enjoy reading the Bible in Latin, as well.
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Jack Brookson - Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:11:23 EST ID:FSpFf/PB No.11963 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11958

>I think it's ridiculous how many people wish to use it for communicative purposes

That sounds like a lot of fun, and I'm sure people who view it that way also find it fun. Different strokes and all that.
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Graham Hangershit - Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:20:58 EST ID:7eexnvjt No.11969 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11963
It does sound like fun, but it's too impractical. It's every Latin student's wish to be fluent in the language and to maintain Ciceronian dialogues within it, but it's difficult in that the language is not modern. This leads to gaps in vocabulary, where we cannot discuss things such as computers and television shows unless we agree on the words to be used beforehand.

Besides, one thing that must be mentioned: the Latin that is studied in schools is hardly reflective of the Latin spoken by the average Roman. The "Classical" variety that we all know was a highly polished form that only the educated Romans spoke. Your average Roman would have spoken Vulgar Latin, which is of a drastically different character, being much simpler. A good friend once made the analogy that studying Latin by reading Caesar, Catullus, and Ovid is like studying English by reading Shakespeare.


Influence of English on the language of Italian media by Hamilton Nevinglot - Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:25:14 EST ID:jYf4zYSf No.11959 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm writing a pretty long paper on the topic thereof. Any good sources I could start from? Both English and Italian work for me.


Want your help, wordsmiths by Ian Blimblewig - Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:25:45 EST ID:KR0otAvU No.11859 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What's the shortest, most powerful one syllable word you can come up with, original or not? For example "Tao" and "God" are short, unoriginal 'powerful' words and "Dog" is another short one syllable word. What words can you come up with?
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Barnaby Dartfuck - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:30:59 EST ID:FJ8p6lbS No.11867 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11859

NO!
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Henry Blidgewill - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:39:49 EST ID:GDvDO8oD No.11868 Ignore Report Quick Reply
dong
nb
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Charlotte Pesslesedging - Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:54:08 EST ID:Ucck4ZG8 No.11869 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11859
Oi!!! You bloody wanker
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Fucking Lighthood - Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:17:10 EST ID:QsJnD0e7 No.11874 Ignore Report Quick Reply
nig
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Whitey Blannershaw - Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:55:17 EST ID:nAU4YyZj No.11955 Ignore Report Quick Reply
merde...


Esperanto by Fuck Crigglegold - Sun, 25 Dec 2011 11:39:13 EST ID:X+Qx/ohQ No.5234 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Esperantistoj, venu en cxi tie!

Mi ne estas finavenkisto aux io, sed... mi amas esperanton multe. Gxi grande helpis min kiam lernanta hispanan kaj cxinan. Neniu sxajnas paroli gxin tamen. Ho ve.
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Reuben Sundlebadge - Thu, 07 Nov 2013 05:15:19 EST ID:njJSJ3la No.10168 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Via lingvo estas la plej senutila fekinta rubo. Ĉu vi ne scias, ke la angla lingvo estas nun la vera internacia lingvo? Ĉesu & kabeu!
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George Buzzgold - Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:34:26 EST ID:Ja2Uvh2J No.10169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>10168
hahaha...sxajne ni sekvis unu la alian el Lernu kaj the future...
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Graham Nannerherk - Sun, 24 Nov 2013 22:31:41 EST ID:XJeoAQLR No.10357 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This would have been useful six months ago.
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Martha Gavingdale - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:45:11 EST ID:J4bxtBTK No.11805 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Saluton

Also bump
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Angus Clozzlekit - Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:58:05 EST ID:1v08dn/1 No.11954 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you want to learn Esperanto, use this PDF. It's an amazing beginner's book.

http://ka5nom.com/esperanto/TYEBook.pdf


TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE HORROR STORIES ETC by John Nicklefield - Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:13:29 EST ID:mPRdrUeT No.11631 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've just finished my Cambridge ELT qualification, got a job offer (signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours) and I'm now about to move away to a Eurasian metropolis where I will be undertaking my first English teaching job.

tell me about how snotty the kids are going to be
any horror stories (to tell camp-fire style)?
been figuratively fucked in the arse by a language school?
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Lydia Muddlestadging - Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:06:32 EST ID:hHkY/Pka No.11644 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11642

The weekend ELT courses are all scams. They give a qualification to absolutely anybody who is willing to pay, and the majority of schools know that.

A CELTA course is 120+ hours or so and takes about a month, with about 7 hours of teaching practice. But I recommend doing a 2 month part time course if at all possible.

It costs about €1,500 euro.
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poli - Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:08:24 EST ID:f8SXPnff No.11881 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11631
aye come to turkey for the money stay for the baklava
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Charles Ceblingforth - Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:45:33 EST ID:P7O2XtJ8 No.11883 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>11881
oh my god baklava
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Phyllis Gackledale - Fri, 05 Dec 2014 22:35:51 EST ID:jnF9nI22 No.11887 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's gonna depend on the country really op.
I teach in Myanmar and it's great, children and adults are enthusiastic about learning, because of the culture here. It's also rare for schools to be dicks to foreigners because of supply and demand.

Salary is about $1000-$2000/month can be more (if you work for an international school it's more).
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Angus Clozzlekit - Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:56:17 EST ID:1v08dn/1 No.11953 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It costs about $2,500 to get certified with TESL, and I currently don't have the cash for that.
i am going to have to wait until next winter break after I graduate. Hopefully with a bachelors and a TESL certificate I can land something.


Language by John Tillingfoot - Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:20:57 EST ID:SUCBYNUW No.11898 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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'I don't think language creates reality. I think language filters reality, or anchors reality, or sticks reality in place. Or we're all climbing on a big rock cliff, and words are spikes driven into the rock, and languages are chains or ladders of spikes. And people use the spikes so much that they no longer know how to climb on rock. And whole cultures of people, with a limitless cliff face around them, are packed onto a few thin spike trails. And those who know how to drive spikes, and pull them out, manipulate the trails to serve their interests. And people are called "great" when they drive spikes into places no one (from their culture) has been in before. I think Jesus Christ was a rock climber. And St. Paul saw people starting to follow Jesus onto the rocks, and got frightened, and drove a few spikes in the direction Jesus was going and called it Christianity. And the central doctrine of Christianity is that Jesus was the only rock climber. I think we're all rock climbers. But I want to hang out here on the spikes a while longer. As St. Augustine said, "Lord, take away all my temptations, only not just yet.'
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Cedric Crallerfoot - Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:06:23 EST ID:RYQ9LXTa No.11903 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>11898
What a mishmash of ideas and concepts... First it assumes that there's some sort of universal and pure truth. Then it claims that words either hinder in realising that truth, or at the very best, are merely tools to be used by man.

After that, blammo, there's Jesus Christ Superstarclimber, and then... I'm lost.
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George Blythewater - Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:27:48 EST ID:c6hl5F2A No.11924 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11898
I remember seeing this thread on /b/ a few weeks ago. Were you the OP? At least there you got an active thread going. What I want to know is where you got this opinion about language from? Assuming that language creates reality is wrong but you have no foundation for your alternative so I wouldn't assume its any more correct than the point you disagreed with. Reality is something we need to learn through experience but without language how would we have the tools to learn it?


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