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Arekkusu
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 Message 329 of 407
04 May 2012 at 10:30pm | IP Logged 
For the last few weeks, I've been using Yabla to freshen up my German and Spanish, and
I really like it!

If you don't know Yabla, it's essentially an online platform that offers a selection of
videos, rated for difficulty. When you watch a video, bilingual clickable subtitles
appear below the image, which open up a dictionary entry, and there are functions that
allow you to easily go back and forth between frames. There is also the possibility of
slowing down video (useful on a first listen), but unfortunately, I always watch on my
iPad and this function doesn't work on it. I've even watched videos on the bus without
audio. Works too.

There are various kinds of videos offered, including lots of interviews, so you
definitely get lots of natural input. They are always short, usually under 5 minutes,
so it's always easy to put on a quick video inbetween activities, while you may feel
you don't have time for a longer show.

Edited by Arekkusu on 05 May 2012 at 4:47pm

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Arekkusu
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 Message 330 of 407
06 May 2012 at 3:11am | IP Logged 
Just watched the segment on hyperpolyglots. Very interesting, but very little of our townhall discussion was
actually retained in the final version. There was more information in the two preview clips. Still, it was a very
interesting experience.
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Arekkusu
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 Message 331 of 407
06 May 2012 at 6:16am | IP Logged 
Here is the link to the show.
16x9

Don't know if it's viewable from outside Canada.

Edited by Arekkusu on 06 May 2012 at 6:17am

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tarvos
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 Message 332 of 407
06 May 2012 at 10:03am | IP Logged 
It is - I watched it and I'm in the Netherlands
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Arekkusu
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 Message 333 of 407
07 May 2012 at 6:15pm | IP Logged 
There's been a lot of interest for the Global TV show in the last few days, but also some disappointment in how much editing our discussion had gone through. A request has been made to obtain the full footage of our discussion. We'll see what happens. EDIT: request was turned down.

In any case, anyone who wanted to hear my English (and a tiny bit of Japanese) got a chance to, albeit at lightning speed.

I'm planning to make a video soon, but simply haven't had the time to get around to filming it.

Otherwise, I was able to make it to our local Japanese conversation group yesterday, after missing it for a few weeks, and I was on fire! Felt really good. Gotta savour those good days...

Edited by Arekkusu on 07 May 2012 at 6:46pm

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Arekkusu
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 Message 334 of 407
08 May 2012 at 9:58pm | IP Logged 
Can anyone point to examples of people who studied Portuguese from scratch and kept a blog or vlog displaying their progress?
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 Message 335 of 407
09 May 2012 at 12:00am | IP Logged 
For what it's worth, I thought your English sounded native in the little bit I heard. I enjoyed the show, too. Shame that we'll probably never get to see more of the discussion.
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Arekkusu
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 Message 336 of 407
09 May 2012 at 2:09am | IP Logged 
tastyonions wrote:
For what it's worth, I thought your English sounded native in the little bit I heard. I
enjoyed the show, too. Shame that we'll probably never get to see more of the discussion.

Thanks, good to know!


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