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  1. Sheep
    June 20th, 2019 3:42 AM
    lol they said in order for me to be exempt I'd have to take a Russian reading/writing/speaking exam, but unfortunately I cannot write properly in Russian anymore and reading is slow for me. -.- But I'm a fluent speaker. alas....

    And I'm in SA staying temporary with the bf haha. He lives here atm for a work contract (set to expire July 2021) and I'm enjoying my stay on a holiday visa before going back to NY for a while. Yay freedom!
  2. polymorphism
    June 20th, 2019 2:31 AM
    Oh yeah small fluffy creature I meant to ask you. How'd you end up in South Africa?
  3. polymorphism
    June 19th, 2019 5:57 AM
    Yeah I lucked out and was placed into a 400 level French class so that meant I had all of my foreign language credits fulfilled (and I took 5 years in JrHS/HS). Did your Russian knowledge not count or like what? Also what's you're degree in?
  4. Sheep
    June 19th, 2019 5:09 AM
    Yeah. It was mega stressful for me, I was required to take three semesters of foreign language to graduate. Was especially frustrating since I was already bilingual, so the excuse that it's to make students more diverse and desired for jobs in the future is a load of nonsense. orz

    But yeah! French is a beautiful language, I just wasn't interested in learning it at the time (only had to for degree requirements), so that's another reason why it didn't stick too well. I hope you succeed ~
  5. polymorphism
    June 18th, 2019 11:35 AM
    I think classroom settings are some of the worst for learning languages tbh, with the amount of work you need to put in you have to want it and you have to work at it all the time.
  6. Sheep
    June 18th, 2019 5:13 AM
    it's an interesting language! I wish I retained French but alas, even though I took three semesters I didn't have the longterm immersion I needed. :< You'll have many more opportunities for jobs if you're multilingual too, it's a very worthwhile thing to pursue :thumbsup:
  7. polymorphism
    June 17th, 2019 4:52 PM
    Honestly I'm kind of jealous. I wish I spoke Russian.
  8. Sheep
    June 16th, 2019 8:39 AM
    ahahahaha I bet
    but it's's so hard (for me and many others) to learn and actually retain a language without immersion. so the only way I feel I'll actually remember it and not forget in some months is to be in the presence of people who speak it. but that simply hasn't been possible for me beyond Russian and English, lol
  9. polymorphism
    June 13th, 2019 8:47 AM
    Ugh boy do I relate if you take a gander at my Duolingo account there's like 20 languages.
  10. Sheep
    June 13th, 2019 12:42 AM
    Yep, both! I can understand Japanese to an extent and some French from college. If only I had time to learn 50 different languages. hehe <:
  11. polymorphism
    June 12th, 2019 3:15 AM
    Thank much small shep. <3

    Also don't you speak English and Russian? Don't sell yourself short!
  12. Sheep
    June 12th, 2019 1:01 AM
    It means I'm on your friends list. -thumbs up- And yeah Japanese is definitely one of the tougher languages, but it would help so much to speak multiple languages and open up so many doors! I wanted to learn more Japanese at some point but was just too busy lol.
  13. polymorphism
    June 11th, 2019 3:17 PM
    Sorry to bother you sheepykins and if this needs to go into feedback/suggestions just let me know but what does this (the icon next to name) exactly mean?

  14. polymorphism
    June 10th, 2019 3:10 PM
    Yeah it's not easy and Japanese is a consider especially difficult for English learners (estimated 2200 hours of study to reach just proficiency. I'm having a lot of fun learning though and hope to make some more strides while I learn.
  15. Sheep
    June 10th, 2019 6:35 AM
    Of course, language learning isn't easy! But I hope you enjoy it \o/