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mirab3lla
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 Message 121 of 376
01 May 2010 at 8:56pm | IP Logged 
I'm using the em-neu Brueckenkurs B1+ for German and I find it really attractive! :D
I'm also thinking of ordering Reflets 1 for beginning to learn French and Actua for Spanish.
I just like the fact that the em textbook is written completely in German. I learn faster by immersion and discovery...
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noriyuki_nomura
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 Message 122 of 376
01 May 2010 at 9:23pm | IP Logged 
mirab3lla wrote:
I'm using the em-neu Brueckenkurs B1+ for German and I find it really attractive! :D
I'm also thinking of ordering Reflets 1 for beginning to learn French and Actua for Spanish.
I just like the fact that the em textbook is written completely in German. I learn faster by immersion and discovery...


I used the em-neu Brueckenkurs textbook series to study for my German too and I enjoyed the lessons in there, especially when all their textbooks are written in German, which really created a kinda 'immersion' environment to learn the language:)

As for French, I remember that I used to use the Panorama textbooks...they are great, I must say...

As for Spanish, I just got myself the Prisma B2 textbook...to me, the accompanying CD(s) is/are indispensable!

Edited by noriyuki_nomura on 01 May 2010 at 9:24pm

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mirab3lla
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 Message 123 of 376
02 May 2010 at 9:39am | IP Logged 
noriyuki_nomura wrote:


I used the em-neu Brueckenkurs textbook series to study for my German too and I enjoyed the lessons in there, especially when all their textbooks are written in German, which really created a kinda 'immersion' environment to learn the language:)

As for French, I remember that I used to use the Panorama textbooks...they are great, I must say...

As for Spanish, I just got myself the Prisma B2 textbook...to me, the accompanying CD(s) is/are indispensable!


Could you please tell me the publishing houses of the two textbooks that you used for French and Spanish?
Thanks
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noriyuki_nomura
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 Message 124 of 376
02 May 2010 at 10:05am | IP Logged 
Hi Mirab3lla, for the French textbook, I used the following series (almost 10yrs ago):

http://www.amazon.de/Panorama-francaise-professeur-Methode-f rancais/dp/3125290805/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272787 349&sr=8-8

According to two colleague who're attending French classes now, it seems that Reflet
and Taxi are the two main textbooks used nowadays...and they seem really good!


As for Spanish, I am using two:

http://www.amazon.de/Aula-Internacional-Lehr-Arbeitsbuch-mit /dp/312515569X/ref=pd_sim_b_7

http://www.amazon.de/Prisma-Avanza-Del-Profesor-Professor/dp /849598623X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books-intl-de&qid=127278748 3&sr=1-1




Edited by noriyuki_nomura on 02 May 2010 at 10:12am

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mirab3lla
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 Message 125 of 376
02 May 2010 at 10:35am | IP Logged 
noriyuki_nomura wrote:
Hi Mirab3lla, for the French textbook, I used the following series (almost 10yrs ago):

http://www.amazon.de/Panorama-francaise-professeur-Methode-f rancais/dp/3125290805/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272787 349&sr=8-8

According to two colleague who're attending French classes now, it seems that Reflet
and Taxi are the two main textbooks used nowadays...and they seem really good!


As for Spanish, I am using two:

http://www.amazon.de/Aula-Internacional-Lehr-Arbeitsbuch-mit /dp/312515569X/ref=pd_sim_b_7

http://www.amazon.de/Prisma-Avanza-Del-Profesor-Professor/dp /849598623X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books-intl-de&qid=127278748 3&sr=1-1



Thank you very much !
I prefer Reflets because Panorama A1 seems just too basic for me (I've seen extracts from the first lesson in the A1 level textbook, while A2 is too advanced. I've already studied French for two years in my primary school (9-10 years) and I just need to brush up my basics. I've also seen extracts from a Reflets textbook, and it seems more suitable. The ones in my school that are studying French are also using Reflets (level 10, I think), but they've been studying for 6 years or so.
For Spanish I only have access to the SGEL and Edelsa publishing houses, as they're the only ones that the Foreign Book Centre in my country can provide. The Actua textbook seemes nice and also cheap (i know it's not a criterion in choosing a texbook, but I'm in high school, so I have quite a low budget).
I'm just waiting for the summer holiday to begin, so that I could have more free time, I'm going to order them, and let the fun begin! I can't wait to be able to also write Spanish (as I can understand it a bit-those soap operas!) and to speak French again!

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noriyuki_nomura
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 Message 126 of 376
02 May 2010 at 10:55am | IP Logged 
Yeah, that's how I felt about the Panorama books too. I remember the gap between book 2 (the red book) to book 3 (the green one) is too big...and besides, at that time, I didn't buy the CDs, as they cost a bomb (for a student).

Later (after I started working), I could then afford to buy the CDs, and this one which I really like to listen to:

http://www.amazon.de/Campus-Methode-francais-Jacky-Girardet/ dp/3125293324/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272790459&sr=1 -1



Edited by noriyuki_nomura on 02 May 2010 at 10:55am

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redmor
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 Message 127 of 376
05 May 2010 at 2:07pm | IP Logged 
ASSIMIL
LINGUAPHONE
TEACH YOURSELF
COLLOQUIAL
pimsleur
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noriyuki_nomura
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 Message 128 of 376
09 May 2010 at 10:28am | IP Logged 
After having read so many positive review on Assimil from many of you here, I decided to get myself a copy of Assimil Russian. Prior to this, I have been using my 'usual method' to learn a foreign language through textbooks that come along with a CD. I must say that, upon reaching chapter 7 (I know, I am still at the beginning stage of this wonderful language) of Assimil Russian, I am pleased that I have learnt quite alot of phrases, which do come in pretty handy when I bump into my Russian/Ukrainian colleagues at work. What strikes me about this program is, when I start a new chapter, I find the dialogue very difficult - in terms of its pronounciation, new words, etc. But after hearing them for the entire day, the dialogues somehow get stucked into the head, especially when I repeat after the dialogues...

I have used Pimsleur, and I do find that Pimsleur helps one to get the initial exposure to the language, but that's pretty much it.    


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