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    Belgians/Dutchmen are a good bunch. Went to Belgium for a festival 2 years ago and the locals were really friendly. Everyone spoke fluent English too, one thing I'll never agree with is how lots of people on the "mainland" can speak English as fluently as their mother tongue, whilst most of us know little beyond guten tag/bonjour. Should be compulsory to learn a foreign language at school tbh.

    We had to do French or German in Years 7-9 but it was never taken seriously.

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    (Original post by sr90)
    Belgians/Dutchmen are a good bunch. Went to Belgium for a festival 2 years ago and the locals were really friendly. Everyone spoke fluent English too, one thing I'll never agree with is how lots of people on the "mainland" can speak English as fluently as their mother tongue, whilst most of us know little beyond guten tag/bonjour. Should be compulsory to learn a foreign language at school tbh.

    We had to do French or German in Years 7-9 but it was never taken seriously
    100%.

    Brits are ignorant *******s though, we go abroad and don't bother learning anything cos 'they'll speak English anyway'. For the past two years I've been learning Spanish in my spare time, doing it self taught. Not fluent but would be able to be dropped off in a Spanish speaking country and handle myself which is better than most I suppose. I feel like I could be doing a lot more than I am though.

    I'm a bit pissed off we leave it so late before we learn languages in schools. Should be taught as soon as you start, better capacity for learning.
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    Agree with the above, taught myself german to a satisfactory standard and will hopefully start learning some spanish too, cba with french never liked the language. Would love to be able to rock up and speak 10/11 languages fluently one day but thats unlikely unless I end up living in those countries.

    Schools definitely don't make MFL interesting enough.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    100%.

    Brits are ignorant *******s though, we go abroad and don't bother learning anything cos 'they'll speak English anyway'. For the past two years I've been learning Spanish in my spare time, doing it self taught. Not fluent but would be able to be dropped off in a Spanish speaking country and handle myself which is better than most I suppose. I feel like I could be doing a lot more than I am though.

    I'm a bit pissed off we leave it so late before we learn languages in schools. Should be taught as soon as you start, better capacity for learning.
    I've been meaning to do that with German for years. Never had the time when I was at uni.

    Maybe now is a good time to start as I have recently been laid off from my job :pierre:
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    (Original post by Kim-Jong-Illest)
    Agree with the above, taught myself german to a satisfactory standard and will hopefully start learning some spanish too, cba with french never liked the language. Would love to be able to rock up and speak 10/11 languages fluently one day but thats unlikely unless I end up living in those countries.

    Schools definitely don't make MFL interesting enough.
    They should just stick pictures of hot foreign girls on the walls of classrooms - that should put the message across.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    I've been meaning to do that with German for years. Never had the time when I was at uni.

    Maybe now is a good time to start as I have recently been laid off from my job :pierre:
    Any particular reason for German? I was originally going to learn it but apparently it's horrendously difficult so I changed my mind and picked Spanish, plus someone sent me the stuff for it. Spanish is quite easy tbh.

    Torrent Michel Thomas & Pimsleur courses. The Michel Thomas course is top notch just whack it on your iPod/phone and you're done. I was speaking in sentences after a week or so.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Any particular reason for German? I was originally going to learn it but apparently it's horrendously difficult so I changed my mind and picked Spanish, plus someone sent me the stuff for it. Spanish is quite easy tbh.

    Torrent Michel Thomas & Pimsleur courses. The Michel Thomas course is top notch just whack it on your iPod/phone and you're done. I was speaking in sentences after a week or so.
    Not really, I've always just found the language/country/culture very interesting. I'd love to live there one day when i'm a bit older but that's probably a wild hope rather than expectation.

    I shall investigate!
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    (Original post by sr90)
    Not really, I've always just found the language/country/culture very interesting. I'd love to live there one day when i'm a bit older but that's probably a wild hope rather than expectation.

    I shall investigate!
    Same here, was listening to a lot of German music at the time.

    If you decide to learn Spanish I'll upload both courses in full and PM it if you can't find them.

    Watching Spanish football and being able to understand more than golgolgolgolgolgolgolgol ftw.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Same here, was listening to a lot of German music at the time.

    If you decide to learn Spanish I'll upload both courses in full and PM it if you can't find them.

    Watching Spanish football and being able to understand more than golgolgolgolgolgolgolgol ftw.
    :laugh:

    I used to live with someone who was half Spanish so I know a few basic words/phrases at least.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    I'm a bit pissed off we leave it so late before we learn languages in schools. Should be taught as soon as you start, better capacity for learning.
    I absolutely agree that they should teach another language from a younger age, I find it crazy that they don't offer it when children are still in primary school. To start to learn a language from year 7 which you can then drop once you pick your GCSEs doesn't make much sense.

    Learning Welsh has been made compulsory from primary school all the way through until year 11, which you expect really being in Wales. But outside of Wales knowing Welsh is absolutely useless. For now it helps me with the job that I'm in but once I leave Wales I doubt I will ever use it again. Welsh is not universal enough and they should make another language compulsory to learn.

    I was trying to teach myself a bit of Italian but I just couldn't get it to stick, so I think I've reached my limit with 4 languages.
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    (Original post by ra-ra-ra)
    I absolutely agree that they should teach another language from a younger age, I find it crazy that they don't offer it when children are still in primary school. To start to learn a language from year 7 which you can then drop once you pick your GCSEs doesn't make much sense.

    Learning Welsh has been made compulsory from primary school all the way through until year 11, which you expect really being in Wales. But outside of Wales knowing Welsh is absolutely useless. For now it helps me with the job that I'm in but once I leave Wales I doubt I will ever use it again. Welsh is not universal enough and they should make another language compulsory to learn.

    I was trying to teach myself a bit of Italian but I just couldn't get it to stick, so I think I've reached my limit with 4 languages.
    That's impressive though. English, Welsh, Portuguese and Spanish? How did you learn the extra languages btw?
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    I can speak 2 languages I suppose. Not much good though :laugh:


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    (Original post by IceJJFish(II))
    I can speak 2 languages I suppose. Not much good though :laugh:


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    Which languages?

    I can only speak Dutch and English -_-
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Which languages?

    I can only speak Dutch and English -_-
    As if you got made a mod, when did this happen
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    That's impressive though. English, Welsh, Portuguese and Spanish? How did you learn the extra languages btw?
    Haha, brilliant guess of the languages! I have to say that although I am from a Portuguese family I feel I'm better with speaking Spanish than I am Portuguese, which many people find bizarre... and I guess it is. But with Spanish I've actually been taught it properly. Went to evening classes and then studied it at University. With Portuguese that's just purely been from what I've picked up from family / spending a lot of time in Portugal and with what I read. So I say with Portuguese I'm better at the whole listening and reading than I am writing and when I come to speaking it apparently I say things in a way the Spanish would say it. I've just always had a bit more of an interest in Spanish though and even Spain as a whole really. I'm happy to visit Portugal which I do once or twice a year but I couldn't live there, but I would happily move to Spain and I even considered moving to Valencia not too long ago.

    And now it's time to speak some Welsh with those Bangor City fans and endure a match vs Aberystwyth. Sometimes I feel this is more of a chore than fun, especially with it chucking down with rain and Bangor City being bloody awful to watch this season.
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Which languages?

    I can only speak Dutch and English -_-
    English, and Punjabi yes I know.

    Congrats on promotion btw, kept that quiet didn't ya?!


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    As if you got made a mod, when did this happen
    Literally about 2hrs ago.

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    English, and Punjabi yes I know.

    Congrats on promotion btw, kept that quiet didn't ya?!


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    Ooh that's interesting. What language do you wish you could speak? For me it has to be Italian :love:

    Thanks Tbf you weren't here and wasn't sure if I was supposed to lol.
 
 
 
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