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best way to teach toddler a second language?

and should it be spanish or chinese?
baby boomer espousing benefits of home ownership
  10/27/17
it should be english.
weird blob of shit from another dimension
  10/27/17
toddler is too late bro you gotta start at infant
<> ___ <>
  10/27/17
This isn't true.
Seamen on Broadway
  10/27/17
http://ilabs.washington.edu/sites/default/files/Bilingual_in...
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/27/17
i guess someone should tell all the asian immigrants i know ...
Seamen on Broadway
  10/27/17
nanny
dr. charlie brown
  10/27/17
Are you seriously considering Chinese? It should be Spanish....
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
Why bother? By the time they have grown up we'll all have l...
twentynine
  10/27/17
Going to try this logic with Chinese-American wife. brb.
Jim_Kelly, 0-1 in Thanksgiving Day games
  10/27/17
I'm serious. You can get apps for your phone that do an OK ...
twentynine
  10/27/17
Learning a 2nd language is great for brain health. Haven't y...
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
Okay, was just told that it's culture beyond that and commun...
Jim_Kelly, 0-1 in Thanksgiving Day games
  10/27/17
29 doesn't speak any foreign languages beyond the beginner l...
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/27/17
Ummm I speak Slovenian reasonably fluently plus 6 years of G...
twentynine
  10/27/17
"plus 6 years of German and 5 years of French." ...
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/27/17
Its considerably beyond "beginner" level.
twentynine
  10/27/17
No it isn't. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ltz4zw1dylrja3r/f...
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/27/17
Everyone has a different definition for fluency in a foreign...
85 IQ migrant generating wealth
  10/27/17
I took 4 years of spanish (spanish!) in highschool and nobod...
pagani boihole cruiser
  10/27/17
...
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/29/17
For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language The cognitive be...
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
"Multi-linguals tend to score better on standardized te...
twentynine
  10/27/17
twist: they're not bilingual
give us today our daily humiliation
  10/27/17
...
lawman8 twerking nude to Shake It Off
  10/27/17
...
lawman5
  10/27/17
you're smarter than that logic error you made
Seamen on Broadway
  10/27/17
Apparently not
Absolutely Devastating
  10/28/17
the science is irrefutable that multiple language acquisitio...
Seamen on Broadway
  10/27/17
(autist who doesn't understand how human communication works...
85 IQ migrant generating wealth
  10/27/17
Immersion preschool if you're serious. They'll get enough E...
Jim_Kelly, 0-1 in Thanksgiving Day games
  10/27/17
I probably know more languages than anyone on xo. Don't wast...
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/27/17
list your languages (no doobs)
dr. charlie brown
  10/27/17
I started with Latin and French, so the rest of the Romance ...
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/27/17
so in other words you speak three languages and are lying ab...
Seamen on Broadway
  10/27/17
lmao put your dick down. I didn't feel like fully listing th...
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/27/17
grew up with three languages from different families then le...
Seamen on Broadway
  10/27/17
Part of the reason I don't like giving a number is that I do...
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/27/17
the comment re maintenance gives you away as telling the tru...
Seamen on Broadway
  10/27/17
so list them
dr. charlie brown
  10/27/17
No.
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  11/14/17
not trying to put you down or anything, but i could kinda ho...
baby boomer espousing benefits of home ownership
  10/27/17
I would never claim fluency, which I would peg at C1 or so, ...
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/27/17
honestly, after a few days of crash learning, you aren’t eve...
dr. charlie brown
  10/27/17
I was at high A2/low B1. I spent every spare moment there sy...
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/27/17
No you weren’t. Seriously.
dr. charlie brown
  10/27/17
I was a good way through this book, which is rated C1. ht...
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/28/17
It should be either ANCIENT GREEK or LATIN.
boner_police
  10/27/17
HIGHLY PREFTIGIOUS choices. I wish I had taken Latin.
twentynine
  10/27/17
did you take greek?
boner_police
  10/27/17
No. Wasn't even an option.
twentynine
  10/27/17
i took 3 years of Latin and it's beyond useless.
baby boomer espousing benefits of home ownership
  10/27/17
(guy who couldnt memorize the first 10 lines of the aeneid)
nyuug
  10/27/17
woah hang on you mean to tell me it didn't help you get a pr...
Seamen on Broadway
  10/27/17
lol, if you can't learn roots from speaking english, taking ...
baby boomer espousing benefits of home ownership
  10/27/17
i agree - i lolt hart at my friends doing latin "for th...
Seamen on Broadway
  10/27/17
I know both. I regret the time I spent learning them.
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/27/17
did you do it on your own or in school
boner_police
  10/27/17
Both. Greek was mostly self taught.
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/27/17
yeah it sounds like flame but you get way more out of it in ...
boner_police
  10/27/17
I didn't read much lyric poetry. Mostly Plato, Xenophon, and...
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/27/17
"Oh hai, I speak Latin, hire me?" "No, Spa...
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
You know what? CR as fuck point. You should also set up a Li...
boner_police
  10/27/17
If you can tell us the purpose of learning Greek and Latin, ...
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
"People learn languages to be able to communicate with ...
boner_police
  10/27/17
Yeah, Greek and Latin are for old money filthy rich people w...
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
"Yeah, Greek and Latin are for old money people who wil...
boner_police
  10/27/17
Dude, so few Americans can speak a second language such as S...
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
My point is that for a considerable amount of people--people...
boner_police
  10/27/17
...
dr. charlie brown
  10/27/17
Sorry to hear that you only relate to working class Hispanic...
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
Yeah that's great I already addressed the fact that some peo...
boner_police
  10/27/17
"Yeah that's great I already addressed the fact that so...
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
You got BTFO, you're done here
Buck "The Club" Paulette
  10/27/17
Actually, I won the argument. See, you can't even back yours...
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
(doesn't realize she's talking to a different poaster)
Buck "The Club" Paulette
  10/27/17
(doesn't have a point regardless of which poster it is, avoi...
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
lol this must be julia's alt
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  10/27/17
(idiot)
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
you need to do a better job of hiding it friend
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  10/27/17
(idiot goes on)
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
hmm no refutation
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  10/27/17
the purpose of learning dead languages is to help keep the e...
Seamen on Broadway
  10/27/17
slap a bitch and say no
Niggalos Cage
  10/27/17
move to Miami
gadotphile
  10/27/17
Muzzy
@realTedCruz
  10/27/17
...
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  10/27/17
Do both, Chinese and Spanish. Have his mom speak to him only...
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
being fluent in spanish is very useful for many types of luc...
baby boomer espousing benefits of home ownership
  10/27/17
"knowing chinese can get you a biglaw job you otherwise...
Seamen on Broadway
  10/27/17
What are the many types of lucrative law for which being flu...
<|:-)
  10/28/17
Stupid wagecuck striver faggots. Learning a 2nd language mea...
Frank Lloyd Wrong
  10/27/17
(guy who only speaks one language)
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
...
Relapse offender
  10/27/17
immersion program
36yr old blaring Subdivisions in parents basement
  10/27/17
julia's quotemo is maf itt
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  10/27/17
hire au pair
RCP90
  10/27/17
Oh Paaaaaairrrrrrrr!
Let's dispel with this fiction
  10/27/17
send to daycare where that is the primary language.
bloodacre
  10/27/17
Although it is true that many people speak Spanish in our co...
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
This thread has motivated me to try and study Latin again. ...
twentynine
  10/27/17
What are you going to do with your knowledge of Latin and ho...
Frida Sofia
  10/27/17
JFC the fact that so many posters worship you is pathetic yo...
rachmiel pls unban my ohnoes acct
  11/03/17
...
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  11/05/17
drop him off in Mexico and let him find his own way back
Punctuation Monica
  10/27/17
...
Frida Sofia
  10/28/17
Trilingual bro here. it’s pointless.
Gitmo Detainee tearing up his HOPE poster
  10/28/17
Lol, you're not trilingual. I like how your post has no subs...
Frida Sofia
  10/28/17
lol @ Americans. There is nothing impressive about knowing t...
Gitmo Detainee tearing up his HOPE poster
  11/03/17
Lol yeah you're third world languages like hmong or whatever...
fulano
  11/03/17
I’m white, chinkbot
Gitmo Detainee tearing up his HOPE poster
  11/03/17
...
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/29/17
don't worry brother. the NOWAGs and NOWIGs in Silicon Valle...
libcrusher180
  10/28/17
Chinks will rule the world soon so have him learn chink if y...
Absolutely Devastating
  10/28/17
Spanish is far more practical than Chinese. And the best way...
Charles XII bringing Kutuzov bio to Thanksgiving
  10/28/17
I'm fluent in Spanish but I never use it. How can I take adv...
<|:-)
  10/28/17
Americans essentially never use second languages. It’s by fa...
Gitmo Detainee tearing up his HOPE poster
  10/28/17
cr. It's a different situation from Europe where a bunch of ...
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  10/29/17
beat him.
snoo-faced gguegglich
  10/28/17
send on a work-study to Europe, preferably France or Spain ...
stanis
  11/02/17
cr
Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle
  11/03/17
Just let the father of your wife’s child teach the child ebo...
Tjhooker
  11/03/17
Immersion preschool and elementary school if you’re serious....
nutella
  11/14/17


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Date: October 27th, 2017 12:58 AM
Author: baby boomer espousing benefits of home ownership

and should it be spanish or chinese?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539348)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:36 AM
Author: weird blob of shit from another dimension (that has telepathic powers)

it should be english.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539603)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 12:58 AM
Author: <> ___ <>

toddler is too late bro you gotta start at infant

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539350)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:26 AM
Author: Seamen on Broadway (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

This isn't true.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539564)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:29 AM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

http://ilabs.washington.edu/sites/default/files/Bilingual_infants_ERP_Garcia-Sierra%20et%20al.%2C%202011.pdf

According to this article, babies are 100% neuroplastic linguistically at 6mos, considerably less at 1 yr.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539575)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:30 AM
Author: Seamen on Broadway (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

i guess someone should tell all the asian immigrants i know who came here at 10yo-ish that their english is not flawless

doesn't matter, i'm raising babby trilingual (thought about 4, but i don't really want to speak different languages inside and outside the home when wife is gone) from birth so no skin off my back if i'm wrong

also your summary of the article is nonresponsive

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539581)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:00 AM
Author: dr. charlie brown (@realcharliebrown)

nanny

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539364)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:00 AM
Author: Frida Sofia

Are you seriously considering Chinese? It should be Spanish.

Get a Spanish nanny, but not a low class shitty one. Just a Colombian student who speaks nice, clean Spanish and ask her to talk to him in Spanish all the time. Avoid Dominican and Puerto Ricans, their Spanish is fucked up.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539371)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:02 AM
Author: twentynine (hyperintelligent cute sexkittenish chick)

Why bother? By the time they have grown up we'll all have live translation to any language via babelfish type chips.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539383)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:02 AM
Author: Jim_Kelly, 0-1 in Thanksgiving Day games

Going to try this logic with Chinese-American wife. brb.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539392)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:03 AM
Author: twentynine (hyperintelligent cute sexkittenish chick)

I'm serious. You can get apps for your phone that do an OK job of translating spoken conversation for you.

Just think how much better they'll be in 20 years.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539405)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:06 AM
Author: Frida Sofia

Learning a 2nd language is great for brain health. Haven't you read studies? If he has the option of painlessly learning a 2nd or 3rd language, the option of waiting for a machine to do it for him is totally retarded.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539426)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:06 AM
Author: Jim_Kelly, 0-1 in Thanksgiving Day games

Okay, was just told that it's culture beyond that and communicating with her parents in the meantime.

She doesn't disagree with you otherwise, although she's skeptical with how shitty Google Translate is now.

Sometimes I'll type sexual things into Google Translate and have it read them back to her in Mandarin and she just laughs. Last time she was asking me what I typed in about the "King of France" when there was nothing about that in the English.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539428)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:08 AM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

29 doesn't speak any foreign languages beyond the beginner level. Of course she thinks languages are no more than vocabulary and grammar.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539445)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:10 AM
Author: twentynine (hyperintelligent cute sexkittenish chick)

Ummm I speak Slovenian reasonably fluently plus 6 years of German and 5 years of French.

If your kids have the opportunity to grow up in a bilingual environment then that's nice but I wouldn't be going out of my way to force a second language on a toddler. They'll learn something in grade school anyway.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539458)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:12 AM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

"plus 6 years of German and 5 years of French."

This means precisely nothing.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539470)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:12 AM
Author: twentynine (hyperintelligent cute sexkittenish chick)

Its considerably beyond "beginner" level.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539475)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:16 AM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

No it isn't.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ltz4zw1dylrja3r/french.mp3?dl=0

This is extremely easy French, but you wouldn't be able to answer basic questions about it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539504)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 2:33 AM
Author: 85 IQ migrant generating wealth

Everyone has a different definition for fluency in a foreign language. I wouldn't call this "extremely easy" but it's definitely dumbed down.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539793)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 2:13 AM
Author: pagani boihole cruiser

I took 4 years of spanish (spanish!) in highschool and nobody else was even close to fluent, let alone literate by the end of the course. 'years of study' don't mean shit.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539743)



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Date: October 29th, 2017 2:02 PM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34554104)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:13 AM
Author: Frida Sofia

For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language

The cognitive benefits of multilingualism

There’s a certain sinking feeling one gets when thinking of the perfect thing to say just a moment too late. Perhaps a witty parting word could have made all the difference. There is no English word to express this feeling, but the French have the term l’esprit de l’escalier—translated, “stairwell wit”—for this very phenomenon.

Nor is there an English word to describe the binge eating that follows an emotional blow, but the Germans have kummerspeck—“grief-bacon”—to do just that. If we had the Swedish word lagom—which means something is just right—the English explanation of Goldilocks’ perfectly temperate soup could have been a lot more succinct. Or the term koi no yokan, a poetic Japanese turn of phrase that expresses the feeling of knowing that you will soon fall in love with the person you have just met. It’s not love at first sight so much as an understanding that love is inevitable. Keats and Byron could have really used a word like that.

There are many words that English speakers don’t have. Sometimes Anglophones take from other languages, but often, we have to explain our way around a specific feeling or emotion that doesn’t have its own word, never quite touching on it exactly.

“The reason why we borrow words like savoir faire from French is because it’s not part of the culture [in the United States] and therefore that word did not evolve as part of our language,” says George Lakoff, a professor of cognitive science and linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley.

Multi-linguals are more perceptive to their surroundings and better at focusing in on important information. It’s no surprise Sherlock Holmes was a skilled polyglot.

“Speaking different languages means you get different frames, different metaphors, and also you’re learning the culture of the language so you get not only different words, but different types of words,” Lakoff told me.

But the benefits of speaking multiple languages extend past just having access to different words, concepts, metaphors, and frames.

Multilingualism has a whole slew of incredible side effects: Multi-linguals tend to score better on standardized tests, especially in math, reading, and vocabulary; they are better at remembering lists or sequences, likely from learning grammatical rules and vocabulary; they are more perceptive to their surroundings and therefore better at focusing in on important information while weeding out misleading information (it’s no surprise Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot are skilled polyglots). And there’s certainly something to be said for the cultural pleasure of reading The Odyssey in ancient Greek or Proust’s In Search of Lost Time in French.

continued...

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/more-languages-better-brain/381193/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539479)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:14 AM
Author: twentynine (hyperintelligent cute sexkittenish chick)

"Multi-linguals tend to score better on standardized tests, especially in math, reading, and vocabulary; they are better at remembering lists or sequences, likely from learning grammatical rules and vocabulary..."

I don't recall any stats about bilingual Mexican kids crushing it on standardised tests.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539490)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:24 AM
Author: give us today our daily humiliation (uspo)

twist: they're not bilingual

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539553)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:27 AM
Author: lawman8 twerking nude to Shake It Off



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:27 AM
Author: lawman5



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:27 AM
Author: Seamen on Broadway (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

you're smarter than that logic error you made

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539572)



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Date: October 28th, 2017 10:28 AM
Author: Absolutely Devastating (All poasts are performance art )

Apparently not

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34547736)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:26 AM
Author: Seamen on Broadway (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

the science is irrefutable that multiple language acquisition in childhood makes you smarter

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539568)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 2:26 AM
Author: 85 IQ migrant generating wealth

(autist who doesn't understand how human communication works)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539782)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:02 AM
Author: Jim_Kelly, 0-1 in Thanksgiving Day games

Immersion preschool if you're serious. They'll get enough English everywhere else. Bilingual school if you want to half-ass it and have them taught "English" by a foreigner.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539388)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:07 AM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

I probably know more languages than anyone on xo. Don't waste your time on shoving languages down your kid's throat. They're not that hard to learn if the interest is there. Instead, make sure your kid gets to play outside and run around in nature.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539429)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:13 AM
Author: dr. charlie brown (@realcharliebrown)

list your languages (no doobs)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539483)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:24 AM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

I started with Latin and French, so the rest of the Romance family is a matter of dipping into one as necessary. I took a trip to Italy a couple of years ago and the guy driving me to the airport couldn't believe I'd crammed Italian for 5 hrs during the flight there, and studied the rest during my week in Italy. By the time I left, I couldn't watch an Italian movie without assistance, but I could hold reasonable but halting conversations and navigate most situations. It sounds a lot more impressive than it is; Italian and French have over a 90% concordance rate.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539549)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:29 AM
Author: Seamen on Broadway (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

so in other words you speak three languages and are lying about the rest

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539574)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:33 AM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

lmao put your dick down. I didn't feel like fully listing the languages I've studied. I have 2 non-IE langs at a reasonable level. Unless you've really dedicated your life to polyglottery, I'm pretty skeptical of your claim to straddle multiple linguistic families beyond dilettantism.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539591)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:34 AM
Author: Seamen on Broadway (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

grew up with three languages from different families then learned a fourth from a different family when i lived abroad

just really grinds my gears when ppl are like "i know a romance language so i guess i speak five of them" bc it's the most bizarre, niche type of striverdom, trying to up your language tally artificially

if that's not the case w/you, i'm sorry bro - we are FRIENDS

xo is poison :/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539599)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:41 AM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

Part of the reason I don't like giving a number is that I don't maintain my languages, and they naturally get rusty from disuse, even ones I knew well at one point. I would never claim to "know" Italian, unless I picked it up again in earnest, but I can use it in short order if I need to.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539626)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:45 AM
Author: Seamen on Broadway (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

the comment re maintenance gives you away as telling the truth, i believe you

ppl who artificially inflate their number don't consider that it takes big effort to speak the languages semi-regularly just so you don't regress to retardism

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539650)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:37 AM
Author: dr. charlie brown (@realcharliebrown)

so list them

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539608)



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Date: November 14th, 2017 11:40 AM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

No.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34684413)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:37 AM
Author: baby boomer espousing benefits of home ownership

not trying to put you down or anything, but i could kinda hold a basic conversation in Spain and Italy, and i can get like 80% of a telenovela, but i wouldn't describe myself as trilingual. maybe my standard for fluency is too high?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539611)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:44 AM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

I would never claim fluency, which I would peg at C1 or so, in Italian.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539641)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:46 AM
Author: dr. charlie brown (@realcharliebrown)

honestly, after a few days of crash learning, you aren’t even getting to A2

your taxi driver was being polite to you in that nice Italian way

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539651)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:50 AM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

I was at high A2/low B1. I spent every spare moment there systematically engaging myself with Italian, and I have an excellent short to intermediate term memory. Plus, as I said, I had a high level of Latin, French, and to a lesser extent, Spanish, under my belt that gave me a good scaffolding.

http://www.foreignlanguageexpertise.com/about.html

This guy, who speaks and reads more languages than I ever will, had the same experience with Italian and Danish after studying other Romance and Germanic languages.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539664)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 2:41 AM
Author: dr. charlie brown (@realcharliebrown)

No you weren’t. Seriously.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539814)



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Date: October 28th, 2017 12:52 PM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

I was a good way through this book, which is rated C1.

https://www.amazon.com/Assimil-Perfectionnement-lItalien-book-only/dp/2700504402/

HTFH

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34548279)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:09 AM
Author: boner_police (Golden Dawn)

It should be either ANCIENT GREEK or LATIN.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539450)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:12 AM
Author: twentynine (hyperintelligent cute sexkittenish chick)

HIGHLY PREFTIGIOUS choices.

I wish I had taken Latin.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539468)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:12 AM
Author: boner_police (Golden Dawn)

did you take greek?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539476)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:16 AM
Author: twentynine (hyperintelligent cute sexkittenish chick)

No. Wasn't even an option.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539500)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:24 AM
Author: baby boomer espousing benefits of home ownership

i took 3 years of Latin and it's beyond useless.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539552)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:31 AM
Author: nyuug (Fucking Black+White+Asians in 3-peats. You = Post on XoXo.)

(guy who couldnt memorize the first 10 lines of the aeneid)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539587)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:36 AM
Author: Seamen on Broadway (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

woah hang on you mean to tell me it didn't help you get a preftigious sat score

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539606)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:40 AM
Author: baby boomer espousing benefits of home ownership

lol, if you can't learn roots from speaking english, taking latin isn't going to help you.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539619)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:56 AM
Author: Seamen on Broadway (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

i agree - i lolt hart at my friends doing latin "for the sat"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539688)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:13 AM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

I know both. I regret the time I spent learning them.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539480)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:14 AM
Author: boner_police (Golden Dawn)

did you do it on your own or in school

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539487)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:17 AM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

Both. Greek was mostly self taught.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539508)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:19 AM
Author: boner_police (Golden Dawn)

yeah it sounds like flame but you get way more out of it in a classroom setting since you end up reading texts in the original language and are able to pick up on a bunch of nuances and poetic devices and shit you wouldn't be able to through translation

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539522)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:26 AM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

I didn't read much lyric poetry. Mostly Plato, Xenophon, and Homer. Some tragic plays. All overrated, especially Plato.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539559)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:14 AM
Author: Frida Sofia

"Oh hai, I speak Latin, hire me?"

"No, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, French, German or Japanese. None? Ding fag."

"Ok I will write a blog in Latin that only "scholars" will read."

TY dad.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539486)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:15 AM
Author: boner_police (Golden Dawn)

You know what? CR as fuck point. You should also set up a LinkedIn account as soon as your kid pops out and begin spamming people for career advice.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539495)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:20 AM
Author: Frida Sofia

If you can tell us the purpose of learning Greek and Latin, we can talk. Otherwise, you might as well teach him any other useless discipline for the sake of "learning".

People learn languages to be able to communicate with people, and largely to communicate for commercial purposes, unless you're going as a tourist to a place where most people speak English and you won't even use your skills.

But then again, you're the expert here, so enlighten us.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539530)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:30 AM
Author: boner_police (Golden Dawn)

"People learn languages to be able to communicate with people"

Yes, maybe for dirty brown H1Bs like you, but in western countries THE CLASSICS are integral to studying seminal cultural artifacts that serve as the bedrock of the greatest civilizations to have ever existed. I can understand why this might baffle some rootless migrant IT drone with no sense of culture beyond articles in The Economist and Quora discussions, but it is something that holds INHERENT VALUE for certain people, particularly people with a sense of place and identity. Should EVERYONE learn it? Does it have value for EVERYONE? Absolutely not. But in some cases, yes.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539583)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:37 AM
Author: Frida Sofia

Yeah, Greek and Latin are for old money filthy rich people who will never need a language in a job or to network with foreigners. Clearly OPs situation, that's why he's asking, of all places, on xo.

Nice try at bragging about shit you can't even brag about.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539607)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:40 AM
Author: boner_police (Golden Dawn)

"Yeah, Greek and Latin are for old money people who will never need a language in a job or to network with foreigners."

Nope. Just for people lucky enough to grow up in countries where they defecate in toilets instead of the street and can live comfortably without having to move to another hemisphere. Again, you are thinking of things in excruciatingly pragmatic terms. About a fifth to a quarter of the population of Wales can speak Welsh--a share that has increased--despite the fact that it's only spoken in that part of the world, but I doubt a fifth of the population are "old money" that don't have to worry about jobs.

And as the poaster below me said, there's still a desire to keep languages--particularly ones that serve as the basis of or are at least relevant to your culture--alive, and even if it is impractical it's certainly not valueless.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539620)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:44 AM
Author: Frida Sofia

Dude, so few Americans can speak a second language such as Spanish--now their own country's second language. Do you honestly think they will go ahead and learn a dead language. I am being realistic here. Your comments about toilets and civilized countries are retarded. Ask 100 of those civilized Americans to try to speak a second language and get back to me with your findings.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539644)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:47 AM
Author: boner_police (Golden Dawn)

My point is that for a considerable amount of people--people who aren't exclusively "old money"--learning a dead or dying language holds a lot more value than being able to talk to the dude who mows your lawn or dial up Jin Yang on a conference call and speak to him in shitty, broken, awkward Mandarin. Your talk about fucking "networking" is brutally autistic and retarded far beyond anything I have said ITT. There's more to life than dedicating years of study so your striverbot spawn can have a marginal edge in the impersonal, soulless contest to become megacorp employee #129887.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539657)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:50 AM
Author: dr. charlie brown (@realcharliebrown)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539666)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:58 AM
Author: Frida Sofia

Sorry to hear that you only relate to working class Hispanics. There's many others who come to the States to get high paying jobs because they're professionals. Sure, they will speak English, but if you speak Spanish you'll relate to them culturally as well. Not that you ever considered that useful because you were too busy reading ancient Greek plays. A big part of the US becoming Hispanic now is the cultural impact it will have and you learn quite a lot about culture through a language.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539691)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 2:04 AM
Author: boner_police (Golden Dawn)

Yeah that's great I already addressed the fact that some people don't give a fuck about networking I think at least four times now, but evidently you are so vapid and autistic that every decision and value judgement in life has to be entirely reduced to careerism--I'm sorry.

But hey, suum cuique--sometimes you just gotta do the needful!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539715)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 7:58 PM
Author: Frida Sofia

"Yeah that's great I already addressed the fact that some people don't give a fuck about networking..."

You said you didn't care about talking to the brown person who mows your lawn, that's different, so don't be retarded here.

We get it, you'll never network with foreigners in the US. When you say "some people" are you speaking for the majority of Americans? If so, that's quite interesting, lol.

Why don't you just tell us what second language you speak, how much and how often you use it (whether to read plays, or for whatever purpose), how good you speak it (you have to practice it a lot to be able to speak it well, so how do you practice it) and what benefits has it brought to your life?



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545068)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 8:22 PM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

You got BTFO, you're done here

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545202)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 8:36 PM
Author: Frida Sofia

Actually, I won the argument. See, you can't even back yourself up, you're speechless. Pathetic and very lulzy, so ty.

I found the article below very interesting. Maybe you can address the article instead of addressing a poster so you don't end up so maf you can barely take your next breath. Here, there are 5 reasons for learning a language that you have not even considered: 1. Student Interest, 2. Career Plans, 3. Cultural Awareness, 4. Cultural Heritage, 5. World Travel.

The fact that you cannot calmly discuss the subject and have to have a BF (bitch fit) about it, says a lot about you. Sorry about your 10,000 hrs spent learning Latin, which you barely have time to keep up with today, LJL.

Article starts here:

Although it is true that many people speak Spanish in our country, Spanish may not be the most suitable language to study if the student does not choose a career in which he/she will interact with Spanish-speaking people, does not yet know what career to pursue, or does not expect to reside in an area with a large Hispanic presence. Consequently, the following should also be kept in mind:

1. Student Interest

If a student is interested in taking one language, for whatever reason, that is probably the best language for him/her to take. Students who are made to take a language other than their “preferred” language tend to do less well in the language chosen for them.

2. Career Plans

All four languages are good for the global economy in which we live. For example, France, Germany and Mexico rank among the top importers of American goods and services. Banking and telecommunications companies are most likely to expect prospective employees to understand international affairs; investment banking and agricultural enterprises most often indicate an interest in second-language abilities.

French and German are also important in such fields as medicine, science, psychology, and the arts. Latin continues to serve as a basis for a common international legal and scientific language. Spanish is also important if career plans include working in healthcare, banking, law enforcement, manufacturing, etc., in vicinities with a large Spanish-speaking population.

3. Cultural Awareness

Although all four languages provide students with a broader cultural perspective, French language/culture has probably had a bigger influence on art and cuisine, while German language/culture has probably had a bigger influence on music. Since English is a Germanic language, German helps with the study of Shakespeare and older English works.

In contrast, there is a higher probability of finding French words used in contemporary English-language writings. The study of Latin is the study of Roman and Greek Civilization – the foundations on which all Western societies are based.

4. Cultural Heritage

Many students choose a foreign language based on their ethnic background. Students who live in homes where a language other than English is spoken or whose grandparents or other relatives speak a foreign language should certainly consider studying that language. It should be noted that simply being able to speak or understand the language does not necessarily mean that one is able to read or write it.

5. World Travel

Of course, travel to French-, German- and Spanish-speaking lands is greatly facilitated by knowing the respective languages of these countries. But what if one goes to a country where these languages are not spoken? Latin students have found that they can read their way through many Romance language countries, and any second language knowledge increases likelihood of communicating with non-English speakers.

http://www.aatfri.com/pdf%20files/which%20language%20to%20choose.pdf

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545262)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 9:30 PM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

(doesn't realize she's talking to a different poaster)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545599)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 10:46 PM
Author: Frida Sofia

(doesn't have a point regardless of which poster it is, avoids subject matter)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34546052)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 6:16 AM
Author: .,.,.;;,;.,..,:,,:,;.,::,..;.,:,.,.:.,,.:.,:.:,;;


lol this must be julia's alt

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34540107)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 8:49 PM
Author: Frida Sofia

(idiot)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545320)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 8:56 PM
Author: .,.,.;;,;.,..,:,,:,;.,::,..;.,:,.,.:.,,.:.,:.:,;;


you need to do a better job of hiding it friend

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545368)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 8:59 PM
Author: Frida Sofia

(idiot goes on)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545413)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 9:03 PM
Author: .,.,.;;,;.,..,:,,:,;.,::,..;.,:,.,.:.,,.:.,:.:,;;


hmm no refutation

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545451)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:37 AM
Author: Seamen on Broadway (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

the purpose of learning dead languages is to help keep the existential dread at bay

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539609)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:10 AM
Author: Niggalos Cage

slap a bitch and say no

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539454)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:10 AM
Author: gadotphile

move to Miami

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539459)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:17 AM
Author: @realTedCruz

Muzzy

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539509)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 2:39 AM
Author: ..,.,.,,,,.,.,..,.,,,.,..,,.,.,,,




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539809)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:24 AM
Author: Frida Sofia

Do both, Chinese and Spanish. Have his mom speak to him only in Chinese and the nanny in Spanish. Then he'll be trilingual.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539551)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:26 AM
Author: baby boomer espousing benefits of home ownership

being fluent in spanish is very useful for many types of lucrative shitlaw

knowing chinese can get you a biglaw job you otherwise would never get

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539561)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 1:33 AM
Author: Seamen on Broadway (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

"knowing chinese can get you a biglaw job you otherwise would never get"

if babby isn't asian, i don't think this is true - biglol and esp biggooklaw don't trust white people with mandarin

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539593)



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Date: October 28th, 2017 10:31 AM
Author: <|:-)

What are the many types of lucrative law for which being fluent in spanish is useful?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34547746)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 4:48 AM
Author: Frank Lloyd Wrong

Stupid wagecuck striver faggots. Learning a 2nd language means you'll just be bad verbally in both.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34539976)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 8:12 PM
Author: Frida Sofia

(guy who only speaks one language)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545136)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 9:30 PM
Author: Relapse offender



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545606)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 12:55 PM
Author: 36yr old blaring Subdivisions in parents basement

immersion program

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34542158)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 8:12 PM
Author: .,.,.;;,;.,..,:,,:,;.,::,..;.,:,.,.:.,,.:.,:.:,;;


julia's quotemo is maf itt

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545144)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 8:22 PM
Author: RCP90

hire au pair

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545206)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 9:40 PM
Author: Let's dispel with this fiction

Oh Paaaaaairrrrrrrr!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545670)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 8:25 PM
Author: bloodacre (bloodacre@aol.com)

send to daycare where that is the primary language.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545213)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 8:53 PM
Author: Frida Sofia

Although it is true that many people speak Spanish in our country, Spanish may not be the most suitable language to study if the student does not choose a career in which he/she will interact with Spanish-speaking people, does not yet know what career to pursue, or does not expect to reside in an area with a large Hispanic presence. Consequently, the following should also be kept in mind:

1. Student Interest

If a student is interested in taking one language, for whatever reason, that is probably the best language for him/her to take. Students who are made to take a language other than their “preferred” language tend to do less well in the language chosen for them.

2. Career Plans

All four languages are good for the global economy in which we live. For example, France, Germany and Mexico rank among the top importers of American goods and services. Banking and telecommunications companies are most likely to expect prospective employees to understand international affairs; investment banking and agricultural enterprises most often indicate an interest in second-language abilities.

French and German are also important in such fields as medicine, science, psychology, and the arts. Latin continues to serve as a basis for a common international legal and scientific language. Spanish is also important if career plans include working in healthcare, banking, law enforcement, manufacturing, etc., in vicinities with a large Spanish-speaking population.

3. Cultural Awareness

Although all four languages provide students with a broader cultural perspective, French language/culture has probably had a bigger influence on art and cuisine, while German language/culture has probably had a bigger influence on music. Since English is a Germanic language, German helps with the study of Shakespeare and older English works.

In contrast, there is a higher probability of finding French words used in contemporary English-language writings. The study of Latin is the study of Roman and Greek Civilization – the foundations on which all Western societies are based.

4. Cultural Heritage

Many students choose a foreign language based on their ethnic background. Students who live in homes where a language other than English is spoken or whose grandparents or other relatives speak a foreign language should certainly consider studying that language. It should be noted that simply being able to speak or understand the language does not necessarily mean that one is able to read or write it.

5. World Travel

Of course, travel to French-, German- and Spanish-speaking lands is greatly facilitated by knowing the respective languages of these countries. But what if one goes to a country where these languages are not spoken? Latin students have found that they can read their way through many Romance language countries, and any second language knowledge increases likelihood of communicating with non-English speakers.

http://www.aatfri.com/pdf%20files/which%20language%20to%20choose.pdf



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545346)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 9:31 PM
Author: twentynine (hyperintelligent cute sexkittenish chick)

This thread has motivated me to try and study Latin again.

I had a go at in a long time ago but didn't stick with it.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545615)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 10:47 PM
Author: Frida Sofia

What are you going to do with your knowledge of Latin and how many hours per week will you devote to it?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34546056)



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Date: November 3rd, 2017 8:54 AM
Author: rachmiel pls unban my ohnoes acct ((retired)@(retired).(retired))

JFC the fact that so many posters worship you is pathetic you need to be gassed quicker than nutella

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34594457)



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Date: November 5th, 2017 3:27 PM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34609786)



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Date: October 27th, 2017 9:36 PM
Author: Punctuation Monica

drop him off in Mexico and let him find his own way back

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34545651)



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Date: October 28th, 2017 2:17 AM
Author: Frida Sofia



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34546822)



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Date: October 28th, 2017 10:04 AM
Author: Gitmo Detainee tearing up his HOPE poster (Tax survivor)

Trilingual bro here. it’s pointless.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34547653)



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Date: October 28th, 2017 2:54 PM
Author: Frida Sofia

Lol, you're not trilingual. I like how your post has no substance or backup. A retarded opinion based on a lie.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34548934)



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Date: November 3rd, 2017 8:45 AM
Author: Gitmo Detainee tearing up his HOPE poster (Tax survivor)

lol @ Americans. There is nothing impressive about knowing three languages. English is my third language. We moved here when I was 12. Not gonna out myself anymore than I already have for some pumo scum though.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34594435)



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Date: November 3rd, 2017 9:14 AM
Author: fulano

Lol yeah you're third world languages like hmong or whatever are going to be useless

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34594535)



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Date: November 3rd, 2017 9:31 PM
Author: Gitmo Detainee tearing up his HOPE poster (Tax survivor)

I’m white, chinkbot

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34599780)



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Date: October 29th, 2017 2:01 PM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34554099)



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Date: October 28th, 2017 10:23 AM
Author: libcrusher180

don't worry brother. the NOWAGs and NOWIGs in Silicon Valley will invent an SD card chip you put in your skull and it uploads all the languages into your brain.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34547709)



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Date: October 28th, 2017 10:37 AM
Author: Absolutely Devastating (All poasts are performance art )

Chinks will rule the world soon so have him learn chink if you want him to be a chink slave

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34547762)



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Date: October 28th, 2017 10:38 AM
Author: Charles XII bringing Kutuzov bio to Thanksgiving

Spanish is far more practical than Chinese. And the best way for them to learn is to have somebody actually engage them in conversation in the language every single day.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34547764)



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Date: October 28th, 2017 10:49 AM
Author: <|:-)

I'm fluent in Spanish but I never use it. How can I take advantage of this?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34547810)



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Date: October 28th, 2017 1:50 PM
Author: Gitmo Detainee tearing up his HOPE poster (Tax survivor)

Americans essentially never use second languages. It’s by far the most overrated skill.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34548574)



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Date: October 29th, 2017 2:05 PM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

cr. It's a different situation from Europe where a bunch of countries are crammed together into a small continent.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34554132)



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Date: October 28th, 2017 10:41 AM
Author: snoo-faced gguegglich

beat him.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34547775)



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Date: November 2nd, 2017 2:33 PM
Author: stanis

send on a work-study to Europe, preferably France or Spain

hth

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34588850)



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Date: November 3rd, 2017 8:07 AM
Author: Mental Illness is not a hobby it is a lifestyle

cr

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34594353)



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Date: November 3rd, 2017 8:14 AM
Author: Tjhooker

Just let the father of your wife’s child teach the child ebonics already.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34594380)



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Date: November 14th, 2017 12:30 PM
Author: nutella

Immersion preschool and elementary school if you’re serious. There’s a window where they pick up languages super quickly.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3776176&forum_id=2#34684850)