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Learning Language In Other Countries?

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Learning Language In Other Countries?

Postby Wolfeye » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:09 am

Hey, everyone. How do I go about learning languages in other countries? Are schools common? I remember there being something called "immigrant services" in Canada that would help people out with learning French & doing their paperwork stuff- is there something like that in other countries? I pick things up quick, but sometimes it's hard to find good information on that (explaining what the sounds would be, the workings of the language, real-world useage, etc...).

I'm hoping that the Czech Republic (and Slovakia, I didn't forget!) have this, as well as Spain & Portugal. Actually, I'm hoping that a lot of countries have this- but those seem to be the likely candidates for now. Mainly the Eastern European places, these days- although Portugal seems like it's in good shape. I'm not sure about Spain with this new "Gag Law" & also it seems that southern Spain is getting more of that migrant bullshit than one hears about in the media. Part of why I like the Eastern European places- they aren't putting up with this shit like the other places are.
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Re: Learning Language In Other Countries?

Postby Ghost » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:48 am

With lesser spoken languages, you might not be able to find anything. That's my guess anyway because schools like those would be businesses. So if the language is not widely spoken, and there is little interest in it, then there isn't much money to be made. You won't have any problem finding Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, I'm sure, but beyond those in Europe it might get tricky. Might have to do a home-stay or figure out some arrangement on your own to jump-start your learning.
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Re: Learning Language In Other Countries?

Postby drealm » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:50 am

There are private places like Berlitz, they are good but expensive. You can usually request whatever language you want and they somehow find someone in the area to tutor you 1 on 1.
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Re: Learning Language In Other Countries?

Postby Wolfeye » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:10 am

See, the thing is that I'm not looking for regimented language-learning (for instance: I remember hearing about a place where they spoke only that language as an immersion thing, but they'd kick you out & not give you a refund if you spoke English- lots of possible conflicts of interest there & learning obstacles). I like the way some languages work, but it's hard to get things explained in detail & there's a problem finding things out about other countries in America. It's kind of like you luck into a good language book or something, but usually don't find much in the way of elaborating on things in general.
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Re: Learning Language In Other Countries?

Postby Ghost » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:18 am

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Re: Learning Language In Other Countries?

Postby Wolfeye » Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:56 am

Seems like good advice. How far do you have to go to be able to have an argument in the language? I ask because if the need arises, it would possibly be an important skill to have & I figure once you're at that level you'll be able to handle regular conversation or pick things up on the news easily enough. I was basically wondering if one can get that way from books & hearing things pronounced in songs/tv/etc... ?
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