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[*] posted on 6-12-2019 at 08:06 AM


Just now seeing this. Awesome report and pics!



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[*] posted on 6-12-2019 at 02:05 PM


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Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  

Thank you for the tip on apps. I often have an hour commute both ways
I just installed DuoLingo and played with it about 45 minutes-- it requires a lot keyboard interaction and seems inappropriate if one's commute is actually driving.

Blanca, you said Les is using it with good results; how is he working on his pronunciation? That's a facet of these computer-based programs that I can't understand... and a part of second language acquisition I think gets way too little focus. Few Gringos manage to ever even approach native pronunciation, and I personally think that's achievable.


I will use a different app for any commute listening.

My kids said I was saying everything like it was French when they overheard me, lol

Thanks Bubba :)
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[*] posted on 6-12-2019 at 02:53 PM


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My kids said I was saying everything like it was French when they overheard me...
Can *you* tell when you're pronouncing things correctly?

Personally, I don't think most adult second language acquirers can, and suspect that learning from the top down like that without native feedback or coaching on the pronunciation, causes us to solidify bad habits that are expensive to break. :(




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[*] posted on 6-12-2019 at 06:54 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  
Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  

Thank you for the tip on apps. I often have an hour commute both ways
I just installed DuoLingo and played with it about 45 minutes-- it requires a lot keyboard interaction and seems inappropriate if one's commute is actually driving.

Blanca, you said Les is using it with good results; how is he working on his pronunciation? That's a facet of these computer-based programs that I can't understand... and a part of second language acquisition I think gets way too little focus. Few Gringos manage to ever even approach native pronunciation, and I personally think that's achievable.


I will use a different app for any commute listening.

My kids said I was saying everything like it was French when they overheard me, lol

Thanks Bubba :)


You are welcome. Sent you a pm.




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