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Communication is the key to all relationships. If, like me, you would like to learn other languages and can partner others in learning your Mother Tongue, please join us... otherwise, I'll feel a bit stupid trying to teach myself Esperanto

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Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2014

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How does Language Partners work? 3 Replies

Started by Ron Tocknell. Last reply by Ajumaaree Dec 28, 2009.

Giovanna & Ron 8 Replies

Started by Ron Tocknell. Last reply by giovanna marino Aug 22, 2009.

English: The illogical language

Started by Ron Tocknell Jul 14, 2009.

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Comment by Marvia on July 28, 2009 at 8:32am
Like Ron, english is my only language. I would love to partner with anyone to learn their native tongue and any other language that they are fluent in. I am also working on being a fluent communicator. I am a good listener and will trade that skill if anyone needs someone to listen to them.
Comment by Ron Tocknell on July 26, 2009 at 12:40pm
I was looking forward to contacting a debt counselor and explaining that I owe Swahili but, unfortunately, I only have English and West Country dialect.

I think I might anyway just to see what they would advise... though I think I can guess.
Comment by Alaniya Patton on July 26, 2009 at 11:19am
you crack me up ron! ... i'm glad to share languages, no need to feel you owe me anything :) things have a way of balancing out in life anyways.
as for a self-talk language, swiss german is highly recommended, outside of switzerland (and in parts within it) nobody will ever know what it is that i'm muttering to myself. ;)
Comment by Ron Tocknell on July 26, 2009 at 9:55am
Hi Caudia. I'm delighted you joined. I'm certainly up for learning German but as you are already fluent in English, I don't have a language to teach you in return... so I decided to make one up. It won't be much use for communicating but you'll be able to talk to yourself anywhere in the world and no one will know what you're saying.

Er... actually, I'm beginning to see flaws in that idea already...

Maybe I could owe you a language :o)
Comment by Alaniya Patton on July 26, 2009 at 8:45am
hi all - i'm a Swiss native (Swiss German being my mother tongue). I'm fluent in German, French, Italian and English... French and Italian are a bit rusty, but I'm sure I could pull it out.
In my journeys through learning languages, I came to the conclusion, that the best way to learn a language is to start with words, like a child learning to speak (the point and grunt phase), then make small sentences (2-3 words) then go from there and add more words and make more complex sentences. Best not to worry at all about mistakes, every child will have endearing "funny stuff" they say - so should every learner of a new language. Try not to translate to your mother tongue too much, so that new neural pathways can be formed straight in the new language. Best to immerse where you can hear the language spoken or sung - (Youtube may be your friend here)...
I'm offering to partner up with those of you who wish to learn any of the languages that I have learned in this lifetime.
Comment by Ron Tocknell on July 25, 2009 at 2:27am
Hi Christopher. Thanks for joining the group.

Actually, I'm beginning to think everyone is here for moral support :o)

So how about it, folks? Can we hear from someone who wants to learn a language so we can figure out how to do this?
Comment by Digital Publishing Entertainment on July 24, 2009 at 7:27pm

Hello Ron... Thanks for the invite... I am more joining just to give moral support as a linguist is my shortcoming... In humor, I say I do not know English and took American as a second language and didn't do real well in that call either... Ha Ha.. Much Luck and Success with you group... Communication Is The Heartbeat Of Humanity! Christopher
Comment by Ron Tocknell on July 15, 2009 at 4:13pm
OK artEmi. We'll swap English for Hellenics. Somebody has to make a start so we will. I'll message you and we'll decide how we want to do this.
Comment by Ron Tocknell on July 14, 2009 at 1:34am
Sue, I shouldn't worry about Esperanto; it never really took off as an International language. I think there are more people who speak Klingon. As long as you're up for learning a new language and helping others with English. I think those who want to learn English are going to have a wide choice of partners

Hi Xt@r. I tried to pronounce "Xt@r" and my brain sent me an error message and shut down. I had to wait for my wife to boot me up again :o)

I am certainly keen to learn Greek and I think you may find yourself with a number of students... in return, of course, you will have a number of teachers.
Comment by Ron Tocknell on July 13, 2009 at 5:41pm
Hi. I'm Ron and my Mother Tongue is English. I would like to learn any new language on offer in return for help with English. I do not speak any other languages (yet)
 

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