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Who here has learned a 2nd language as an adult?



What language and how did you do it?






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OMLandshark
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re: Who here has learned a 2nd language as an adult?


Mandarin. Went to college classes, had personal tutors, and lived in China for a few years. Only way to really do it.





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ForeverLSU02
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re: Who here has learned a 2nd language as an adult?


I haven't yet, but I'd like to learn more Spanish and Italian

I'm also 1/2 Hungarian and can only speak a few words. I'd love to learn it too, but it would be very difficult to learn






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Ace Midnight
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re: Who here has learned a 2nd language as an adult?


Russian.

Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA.











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drockw1
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re: Who here has learned a 2nd language as an adult?


Learning German now for our return to Deutschland this summer...

There's a great app called Duolingo...it's free and basically the same thing as Rosetta Stone with lessons and categories.

I'm sure I won't be perfectly fluent in time, but I'll sure know a hell of a lot more than I did before.

Huge fan of this app.






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Jorts 'R Us
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[quote]There's a great app called Duolingo...quote]

I've seen this. Good to know. I am trying to learn Portuguese.






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idlewatcher
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re: Who here has learned a 2nd language as an adult?


Arabic.......immersion classes and travel.

Not sure where you are, but Rice has an awesome immersion class that really helps you get a grasp of the language. Plus, I was fortunate in that I was able to live in Egypt for 6 years (although I took stupid French while living there)






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hendersonshands
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I'm going to start that with the German lessons. I've messed around with it before. The articles in German confuse the shite out of me.





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LSURussian
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I did. Russian. I learned so that I could eat.





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GrammarKnotsi
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re: Who here has learned a 2nd language as an adult?


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lived in China for a few years


Which parts ?






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ThaKaptin
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re: Who here has learned a 2nd language as an adult?


cursing, but I learned it in jr high so it may not count





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Ace Midnight
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I did. Russian. I learned so that I could eat.


Yeah, you did. If Chicken would spring for a Cyrillic font, I would reply with a Russian witticism.





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lsunurse
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I really want to learn Spanish. Would be so helpful to me at work and when traveling.



However....I suck at languages so I don't know if something like Rosetta Stone would even help me.






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I learned ASL in my late twenties.


ETA: and spanish in college



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lsunurse
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I learned ASL in my late twenties.



Friend of mine went back to school to become a sign interpreter. They actually make decent money for events.






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Mahootney
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Things you need to know....

1. Learning a language outside of a country that speaks it primarily is extremely difficult.

2. If you do not have anyone that you can speak the 2nd language with on a regular basis, you are most likely going to have a hard time acquiring/retaining that language. (Skype does help, but not as much as daily face to face).

3. The continued desire to gain proficiency in a 2nd language is directly proportional to its usefulness.

If you have friends or family that speak another language, you truly want to pick it us as a hobby, or you will have some business or personal need for it, I say go for it. However, don't waste your time or money on it if it's just a "cool" thing you want to do. It's totally not worth learning if all that's going to come of it is having a spot on a resume or dropping it in conversation on a date.







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iheartlsu
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I downloaded a French pimsleur torrent.





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prostyleoffensetime
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I need to learn a little Spanish. We've got three guys coming in from Mexico to work on the farm this coming year. They know very little English... I used Google translate to communicate with the one we had last year.





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GrammarKnotsi
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We've got three guys coming in from Mexico to work








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OMLandshark
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Which parts ?


Beijing mostly. Did a lot of traveling though and saw most of the country.






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