I wonder how you people would react if I made a video about part of my polyglot/linguistics experience.
Yay or nay?
*Shout out to any fellow McGillians*
Polyglot Problems is 2!
Anonymous asked: I used to go to Dawson College in Quebec and the minister in charge of the bill 14, Diane de Courcy came to our school. She came to our English school... and only spoke French. And people only answered to here in French. Yeah... it was awkward. She said bill 14 was to protect the anglophone's right to access English education. Bullshit. Since when does they want to protect anglophones? Seriously.
Yep, all three of us went to Vanier and I totally know what you’re talking about.
I’m pretty done with all that bullshit too.
blaiseit420 asked: I just looked up that DLAB thing, and I found Spanish harder than German. I spent a few years casually learning Spanish and I didn't get all that far. But by putting even less effort in in one year, I learnt more German. Funnily enough though, I know all the easy Spanish stuff, but it's the more complex German stuff I know.
Anonymous asked: Duolingo is also a website, for those who don't have an iPhone. It's limited to French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Portuguese, but the program is VERY good (coming from someone who knows three of those languages). It's useful for both review and learning new things, it's user-friendly, and it involves listening, reading, writing, and even speaking.
blaiseit420 asked: Anyone learning languages should get Duolingo on iPhone. It's a pretty jazzy thing to test you knowledge!
Anonymous asked: I used Rosetta Stone to learn Spanish and I found it really helpful, I did all 5 levels and it got me to a B2 level. I did supplement it with Grammar books because RS doesn't teach it, but I think it'd be un-affective with more complex languages like Korean.
Anonymous asked: As a Polyglot who has used almost every method humanly possible to study a language, I do not recommend Rosetta Stone. I feel as if the way it 'teaches' is a worthless method. Flash cards, the internet, and actual speakers are much better. In my opinion.
Anonymous asked: Rosetta Stone is absolutely a waste of money. If you do enough searching, you will find far better resources at actually reasonable prices, or even for free.
3/3 are negative so far, guise.
Anonymous asked: For the anon, Rosetta Stone is not worth it. I don't want to be vulgar but for the quality vs price, it's shit. It's really bad. They say it's an ''immersion'' but... it just feels like they were too lazy to explain anything. You learn useless words and it's a waste of time. You can try it out but seriously, never buy Rosetta Stone. Anything else is better than that. It's really horrible.
Ughhh, two negatives on two replies.
Anonymous asked: I think you can get roughly the same experience from LiveMocha as you can from Rosetta Stone, and LiveMocha afaik is free. Plus, in Rosetta Stone, there are NO translations, only pictures as "context." While this is okay for vocab and simple ideas, I've heard it gets really annoying and downright confusing at higher levels. I've only used the first level of Rosetta Stone for Japanese, and I got bored and a little frustrated with it. It might work better for a Germanic language though, idk.
wind-swept-poet asked: Is Rosetta Stone really all it's cracked up to be? I was thinking about adding Swedish to the list of languages I already speak, but I don't want to spend close to $400 on a system that isn't worth the money. (My school offers German and Japanese, so that's where I learned those.)
I never used it, to be honest.