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    Are there any students here learning a language? Either as part of a university degree/job offer abroad/general interest in the language and culture?
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    Yees, at the moment I am in my final year of high school, but in September will be taking a degree in French and Spanish, what languages are you interested in?
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    Hey, that sounds cool. I'm also starting university in September.

    It's just the one language -- I'm learning Japanese. I want to take a year out in Japan after my first year at uni, and thought there might be a slim chance of finding someone else in a similar position. Maybe find a language partner to mutually encourage each other lol.

    I guess not many of us roam forums much though, with all the work etc.
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    Will you not already get the opportunity in your third year to go abroad for a year?


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    The study abroad program at the university I'm going to is open to full time undergrads who've completed at least one year of study, so I could go after my 2nd year, but I probably couldn't resist the opportunity to go sooner.
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    (Original post by Fan service)
    Hey, that sounds cool. I'm also starting university in September.

    It's just the one language -- I'm learning Japanese. I want to take a year out in Japan after my first year at uni, and thought there might be a slim chance of finding someone else in a similar position. Maybe find a language partner to mutually encourage each other lol.

    I guess not many of us roam forums much though, with all the work etc.
    If I was learning Japanese, I totally would be down to be a language buddy. Unfortunately I've recently started out with Arabic.

    Are you going to be formally taught, or will it be a Rosetta Stone/self-taught effort?
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    (Original post by Calpurnia)
    If I was learning Japanese, I totally would be down to be a language buddy. Unfortunately I've recently started out with Arabic.

    Are you going to be formally taught, or will it be a Rosetta Stone/self-taught effort?
    Self-taught. I'm currently memorising kanji and studying an online grammar guide (if you don't use a spaced repetition system* I'd recommend one for language learning). In April I'll be focusing on listening and reading, then eventually writing and speaking

    If you're interested, you might find these resources very helpful:

    http://lang-8.com/
    *http://ankisrs.net/
    https://ankiweb.net/shared/decks/arabic

    Good luck, Calpurnia.
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    (Original post by Fan service)
    Self-taught. I'm currently memorising kanji and studying an online grammar guide (if you don't use a spaced repetition system* I'd recommend one for language learning). In April I'll be focusing on listening and reading, then eventually writing and speaking

    If you're interested, you might find these resources very helpful:

    http://lang-8.com/
    *http://ankisrs.net/
    https://ankiweb.net/shared/decks/arabic

    Good luck, Calpurnia.
    Thanks for the resources! I've signed up for one and downloaded the other. I feel like you're probably a way ahead of me in terms of your learning, so I won't be able to WRITE anything in Arabic for a little while, although I did help out a few other people with corrections on lang-8.

    Good luck with yours as well <3
 
 
 
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