TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives


You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


General For questions or discussions that do not fit elsewhere, post here. Please check all forum descriptions before posting here to be sure there is not a better location for your thread.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Fictional Offline
Nom ;D
I've been here a while
********
 
Fictional's Avatar
 
Name: Jessy
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Location: here, stealing all your help =P

Posts: 1,520
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: January 9th 2009

learning languages... - July 24th 2009, 01:04 PM

you know you can get CD's and books to teach you a language? I was just wondering if anyone knows if they actually work. I really want to learn Japanese, but in the town where I live I don't think there's any language teachers who do Japanese. So if I want to learn it, I'd have to use books and CDs to teach me. But I don't want to end up learning it really crappily, mis-pronouncing everything. =S


There's always light at the end of a tunnel, even if you have to pass a few bends to see it.



Proud reciever of a glance from Kyo xD

Mada tooi anataboshi
   
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
<:3 )~ Offline
squeak
Average Joe
***
 
<:3 )~'s Avatar
 
Name: olivia
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Location: Across the Universe

Posts: 195
Blog Entries: 2
Join Date: May 26th 2009

Re: learning languages... - July 24th 2009, 01:13 PM

I worked at a volunteer center that taught Asian American adults English. They used Rosetta Stone. I think that's the most reputable.


Live and let live.
   
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Fictional Offline
Nom ;D
I've been here a while
********
 
Fictional's Avatar
 
Name: Jessy
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Location: here, stealing all your help =P

Posts: 1,520
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: January 9th 2009

Re: learning languages... - July 24th 2009, 01:17 PM

ok. thanks =)


There's always light at the end of a tunnel, even if you have to pass a few bends to see it.



Proud reciever of a glance from Kyo xD

Mada tooi anataboshi
   
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
Prozac Offline
Member
I can't get enough
*********
 
Prozac's Avatar
 

Posts: 3,499
Blog Entries: 108
Join Date: January 8th 2009

Re: learning languages... - July 24th 2009, 02:48 PM

I think that they will work and help you to a certain extent but I don't believe that they're going to be able to help you as much as an actual language teacher would be able to. Especially with a language such as Japanese, it probably will be hard to learn the reading, writing and pronunciation.
I don't think there's any harm in you trying out the book and CDs to help you learn a language - the language that is used on the CDs and in the books should be pretty accurate (otherwise they shouldn't get printed!). I think that you may find it hard to construct your own speech and ideas from the language without a teacher, especially because you'll have no one to correct any mistakes that you may make.
   
  (#5 (permalink)) Old
Fictional Offline
Nom ;D
I've been here a while
********
 
Fictional's Avatar
 
Name: Jessy
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Location: here, stealing all your help =P

Posts: 1,520
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: January 9th 2009

Re: learning languages... - July 24th 2009, 06:18 PM

that's what I was thinking... oh well...


There's always light at the end of a tunnel, even if you have to pass a few bends to see it.



Proud reciever of a glance from Kyo xD

Mada tooi anataboshi
   
  (#6 (permalink)) Old
Elz Offline
Member
Average Joe
***
 
Elz's Avatar
 
Age: 28
Gender: Female

Posts: 131
Join Date: January 31st 2009

Re: learning languages... - July 25th 2009, 01:42 PM

I started learning Spanish with a CD, and it was alright for the start but then my pronunciation wasn't exactly great. I was lucky enough to find a Spanish friend who then helped me with pronunciation. I think they do work generally.



   
  (#7 (permalink)) Old
Mikey09 Offline
Member
Average Joe
***
 
Mikey09's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Location: England-Birmingham

Posts: 160
Join Date: July 18th 2009

Re: learning languages... - July 25th 2009, 02:09 PM

Im downloading one at the moment
Will let you know how it is, ( Its MP3's, Praticing speech etc etc )


  Send a message via MSN to Mikey09  
  (#8 (permalink)) Old
jamesmilner Offline
Member
Welcome me, I'm new!
*
 
jamesmilner's Avatar
 
Age: 35

Posts: 1
Join Date: August 4th 2009

Re: learning languages... - August 4th 2009, 10:42 AM

CDs and lectures do help but at the end of the day it all depends on your practice and communicate people with the language which you are interested to learn. Here is a suggestion make an account of skype search the people of japan and start chatting them in Japanese
   
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
languages, learning

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.