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LanguageSponge
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 Message 1122 of 3740
28 September 2010 at 1:12pm | IP Logged 
When you come home from three hours of archery practise three times in a week and feel guilty because you've spent nine hours of the week speaking English that you could have spent at home studying languages.
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maydayayday
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 Message 1123 of 3740
28 September 2010 at 1:39pm | IP Logged 
janalisa wrote:
seldnar wrote:
When you overhear people on the bus talking about language learning and you hand them a
card from the local restuarant that hosts several different language nights.

When you actually stock up on these cards every time you go to a French evening (which is
also Turkish evening at another table and you long to join the Turkish speakers but don't
because you feel you'd be "cheating" on French).


Where on earth did you find such a wonderful restaurant?! If there was one nearby, I might go there every day... =O



I think there is one of these in Manchester, England !
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Olympia
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 Message 1124 of 3740
29 September 2010 at 2:01am | IP Logged 
When you're preparing for a semester in Brazil and you're most excited about the prospect of reaching advanced fluency in Portuguese and view the sightseeing, partying, going out, etc. as secondary, and quite possibly an obstacle to the primary goal.

When you proudly exclaim to your Francophone roommate that you read an article on bilingualism in French all by yourself without ever having formally studied the language, explaining that it wasn't so difficult with the many French loanwords in English and the similarity it shares with other Romance languages, and she rolls her eyes yet again.
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psy88
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 Message 1125 of 3740
29 September 2010 at 2:58am | IP Logged 
maydayayday wrote:
janalisa wrote:
seldnar wrote:
When you overhear people on the bus talking about language learning and you hand them a
card from the local restuarant that hosts several different language nights.

When you actually stock up on these cards every time you go to a French evening (which is
also Turkish evening at another table and you long to join the Turkish speakers but don't
because you feel you'd be "cheating" on French).


Where on earth did you find such a wonderful restaurant?! If there was one nearby, I might go there every day... =O



I think there is one of these in Manchester, England !





There is such a restaurant in Elmsford, NY . Elmsord is about 30 minutes north of NYC, depending on how fast you drive:-). There is a language club and information about it can be found at www.westchesterlanguageclub.org One evening a month they meet at a restaurant. Individual tables are designated for different languages. I think this is the place Barry Farber referenced in one of his books. I hope this helps.

EDIT: My mistake, but a good one. They meet EVERY Wednesday, NOT once a month.They are the Language Club of Westchester.

Edited by psy88 on 29 September 2010 at 3:02am

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 Message 1126 of 3740
29 September 2010 at 4:13am | IP Logged 
LanguageSponge wrote:
When you come home from three hours of archery practise three times in a week and feel guilty because you've spent nine hours of the week speaking English that you could have spent at home studying languages.


I feel that way going to see a generic Hollywood movie. When the credits roll I feel like I have learned nothing.
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seldnar
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 Message 1127 of 3740
29 September 2010 at 5:55am | IP Logged 
janalisa wrote:
seldnar wrote:
When you overhear people on the bus talking about
language learning and you hand them a
card from the local restuarant that hosts several different language nights.

When you actually stock up on these cards every time you go to a French evening (which
is
also Turkish evening at another table and you long to join the Turkish speakers but
don't
because you feel you'd be "cheating" on French).


Where on earth did you find such a wonderful restaurant?! If there was one nearby, I
might go there every day... =O


It is the Continental Restaurant in Seattle, Washington. The language groups began
with the German Stammtisch which I believe has been going on for more than 30 years.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday--Dutch
Tuesday--German, Czech
Wednesday--French, Turkish, Greek?
Thursday--Spanish
Friday--Can't remember
Saturday--Can't remember
Sunday--Swedish, Celtic

I'm in China right now and didn't bring any of the cards with me. My experience is
that 5-12 people for the popular languages show up each night. I don't know about the
less popular languages (Gaelic, for example). There used to be a website but its been
down for a while
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Hanekawa
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 Message 1128 of 3740
29 September 2010 at 9:49am | IP Logged 
Also, when you go on historical tangents about Kanji. To people who have no clue what
your talking about.


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