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  1. queeniewolf
    June 24th, 2015 10:17 AM
    Well, sadly there's poorly educated people everywhere. There's Germans who don't really have a grasp on the German language either. Also let me add another thing to the English-is-hard-list: Spelling and pronounciation. SO hard to wrap your head around for non-natives! haha
    Private schools aren't really a thing in Germany, basically everyone attends public school, as far as I know.

    Aaaah okay, I see! To be honest, though, move pool and base stats would be the main reason I'd use a pokedex app haha I'm not even that much into competitive battling but I still like looking up stuff like that (also sometimes for just normal playthroughs). So personally I would advice you to add that information, too ... but it's your project anyway, so you decide ;) the speaking part would definitely be a novelty!

    Soooo different topic .. are there any other games you like playing?
  2. Kotone
    June 23rd, 2015 10:00 PM
    yeah i think i posted in the claims a very long time ago.
  3. queeniewolf
    June 23rd, 2015 10:12 AM
    Oooh I see! That's interesting... I don't know what people say in English speaking countries, but in countries like Germany, many people nowadays see decent English skills as necessity to finding a good job (I guess you guys don't have to worry about it anyway :P). So everyone is encouraged to learn it. I started studying English when I got into secondary school (around age 10) and from then on English is a mandatory subject at pretty much every school. I think nowadays children start English even earlier, in primary school (though obviously less seriously)
    My school had a special bilingual branch you could follow. The first two years (age 10 to 12) you'd just have more English lessons than usual and then starting from then until graduation you'd have a selection of other subjects taught in English, including geography, history, and a bit of biology. I was in that branch and it was pretty cool! .... Except my first English teacher was a bit of a witch and made me cry once when I was around 11.... :<

    Hmmm yeah I guess that's a problem. But then parents usually only want the best for their children .. it just sucks for their children when they don't learn about different perspectives etc.
    It's really interesting though .. so you said you had other homeschooler friends. Do you have like homeschooler meetups and stuff?

    And hahaha well I'm glad you're learning things and happy you joined PC :D I am too! I'm quite new on here, too ... seeing as there's active members who joined like almost 10 years ago ... I'm always quite impressed when I see their joining dates.

    If there was an offline mode to the app, wouldn't it be huge because all of the information has to be saved onto the phone? I'm not good with estimating file sizes but wouldn't all those texts and images be quite a lot? Even with minimal information .... or idk, I guess it depends on what exactly you'd put in it haha
    And wow, actually speaking out the text sounds amazing but really hard to do :0 Would definitely be super cool though :D
    So what kind of information would you want? Dex entries, size, weight? Attack list for all generations? Base stats?

    And about the data thing:
    Most cafés and public spaces offer free wifi in all the countries I've lived in for a while. Finland (mostly Helsinki) was especially great. Helsinki had free wifi all throughout the city centre, even in open spaces. I haven't stayed in a hotel for ages but as far as I know, wifi is pretty much the norm.
  4. queeniewolf
    June 23rd, 2015 5:12 AM
    Heh well you can impress your friends with your Japanese skills then ;)

    Weeeell, I meant "easy" in a way that it's easy to practise. Like if I want to read or watch anything in English, a quick google search is gonna spit out a ton of choices. On the other hand, ever tried finding Finnish versions of films etc.? It's hell XD
    (Btw this is actually why people from Nordic/Scandinavian countries tend to have really good English: They generally don't dub films over there, they keep the original (usually English) audio and add subtitles)
    I guess whether a language is easy or hard to learn (in terms of grammar, vocabulary, etc.) depends a lot on your mother tongue. Being German, English is probably a lot easier for me than e.g. for someone with an Asian native language. Funnily enough I'd actually say English sentence structure is quite fixed and simple as compared to other languages? I think the tenses are probably the hardest grammar part to learn... and then all the irregularities concerning word forms and stuff.

    Yeah I think the government wants to make sure parents don't teach their children some weird stuff? Haha well, it's Germany. Lots of regulations :P I heard/read that in some parts of the USA they teach creationism as the only truth (if that's wrong please excuse my ignorance) and I'm pretty sure that wouldn't be allowed in Germany either...
    Home schooling seems to be most popular in the English speaking world apparently? This conversation made me curious so I googled it hehe Wikipedia says: "Countries with the most prevalent home education movements include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Some countries have highly regulated home education programs as an extension of the compulsory school system; others, such as Sweden and Germany have outlawed it entirely." Seems to be illegal in quite a number of European countries.
    I remember learning about it in English class, though, and that e.g. in Australia it's just necessary because of how scarcely populated some areas are, so you can't expect every child to regularly attend a school that might be miles away.

    Hehe well done you for making it through the course then!! It's a shame about your friends, though
    And keep me updated about the Pokedex App :P I think I used to have a few on my phone ... but they're weren't really all that great and not even complete so I ended up uninstalling them to save the space
  5. queeniewolf
    June 23rd, 2015 2:38 AM
    Well, I did look into Japanese a little, but it wasn't much and like I said, I've forgotten most of it haha never even got started on kanji so ... :P

    And yes, I'm German! To be honest though, I think nowadays English is the easiest language to learn because there are just so many opportunities to practise it :> Like half the internet is in English and then there's all those films and shows you can watch .. so don't give me too much credit haha (so basically I got really good English grades in school because I spent too much time on the internet) plus I went to study in England so that really helped, too! I have a really weird accent now, though lol Native speakers can usually hear I'm not a native myself but I've managed to fool other non-natives so yay! That's more than I ever expected hahaha

    Ooooh okay! I always forget about home schooling because it's not allowed in Germany. I guess the state just doesn't trust the competence of its citizens :P
    Are you glad you were home schooled or would you have preferred to attend a "regular" school?

    Ah wow that's really cool!! I don't know anything about programming (like I'm glad I know basic HTML lol) but I think it's awesome! I guess you have to work your way up from the bottom in most professions .. but it's great you're enjoying it, I think that's actually really important for being successful, or at least a great place to start :>
  6. Spiff
    June 22nd, 2015 7:33 PM
    thanks it has mad skillz
  7. Spiff
    June 22nd, 2015 7:09 PM
    bro there are active members who have been here for ten years. there are hella references on this place but you'll be dialed in soon :)
  8. Spiff
    June 22nd, 2015 7:01 PM
    everyone loved your topic don't worry man
  9. queeniewolf
    June 22nd, 2015 11:49 AM
    Yeeeah I remember that! I used to be able to read and write hiragana and some katakana but I've forgotten the great majority ... I'd like to pick up Japanese at some point again but at the moment I think it's better to just concentrate on my current courses haha studying 3 different languages at the same time would be harsh
    I guess when it comes to learning kanji, it's just lots of studying heh ... do you like manga? You could try reading some Japanese originals to practise your reading skills! :> generally, it's the best to just combine languages with something you enjoy! Books, films, shows or games for example
    I swear half of my English skills in secondary school came from reading fanfiction.... lol

    Haha vikings did have some manly beards indeed :P

    And yeah, school isn't fun when your friends aren't there :< I wish they taught us more about how to actually speak or write Latin ourselves rather than just translating texts ... I remember things got interesting when our teacher had us translate several poems by Martial which are all really quite obscene. Great for pubertal high school students, as you can imagine ...

    So your profile says you're in college. What do you study, if you don't mind me asking? :)
  10. queeniewolf
    June 22nd, 2015 11:20 AM
    Haha yeah, it does have accents over a few letters but nothing too crazy! I never studied French but I think it has like at least 3 different kind of accents/symbols they put on vowels? Italian spelling isn't that complicated luckily :)
    That's really cool! I looked into Japanese a little bit when I was in secondary school but I hardly remember anything ... I have a few friends who study it at university, though! From what I hear from them it's really quite a handful so go you!! :D
    And I totally agree, languages are really fun hehe I'm also studying Finnish as part of my degree which is ... different, but super interesting! My Finnish competence is a lot poorer than my Italian one though haha also you get a lot of stereotypical metal fans who got into Finnish through music which is quite funny. In my first year Finnish course I had a coursemate who was doing a degree called Viking Studies. Now if that isn't cool

    ... I actually quite enjoyed Latin back in school :P ... but it was really annoying when other (non-latin) classmates would go "Latin must be so easy. All you do is translate." IT'S NOT THAT EASY AT ALL
  11. queeniewolf
    June 22nd, 2015 10:48 AM
    Haha good guess, but not quite right :P I'm here because I study Italian so it's actually part of my degree to live abroad for a while to practise our language. I've been doing mainly language/linguistics based courses ... but I could imagine art courses here are great. Maybe I should've taken one hmmm
  12. Kotone
    June 18th, 2015 6:41 AM
    yeah that's my favorite age too
  13. Kotone
    June 17th, 2015 8:52 PM
    well i just dont want to teach like above 3rd grade
  14. Kotone
    June 17th, 2015 6:53 PM
    thank you. yeah the problem is sometimes they dont pay attention and they get into trouble lol
  15. Kotone
    June 17th, 2015 4:56 PM
    yeah i love being with them and helping them learn. they're so cute and funny.

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