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french in action vs. voluntary simplicity

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Jul. 30th, 2002 | 02:46 am

So I started trying to recover my french, and learned of something called french in action, which is an immersive video course teaching the french language. The LA public library has it, but it's kind of annoying to have to go to the library to get the next tape in the series which frequently isn't on the shelves.

Alternatively the series is available on VHS tapes for 2 $200 components. So I could just simplify my life and buy the first semester. But then that's kind of just wasting money, since it is actually available for free (+ time shuttling back and forth to the library).

*sigh*

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wig

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from: wig
date: Jul. 30th, 2002 07:23 am (UTC)
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This dilemma brought to you by.... CAPITALISM

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jul. 30th, 2002 02:14 pm (UTC)
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Bad capitalist, no stock options.

Though my current idea is to buy the videos get my use out of them and them attempt to pass them off to someone else (like a library or a friend)

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Melody

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from: melodymuse
date: Jul. 30th, 2002 09:25 am (UTC)
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I bought one of those CDROM French for desperate tourist tutorials. The amazing thing is that the survival French I learned really did help me in Paris.

I used to be almost bilingual and I am looking to recover it too.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jul. 30th, 2002 02:04 pm (UTC)
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So you wouldn't mind it if the next time that I saw you, to try and carry on some conversation en français?

Also I actually went ahead and bought the first semester of tapes, as the example I saw from the library suggestes that it is actually a really good program for learning french.

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Melody

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from: melodymuse
date: Jul. 30th, 2002 11:09 pm (UTC)
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Sure, I don't mind. I really suck though. I am sure I will be saying "J'ne sai pas' for most of the conversation. It is funny because I can read French fairly well and I can pick it up when I hear others having a discussions by my own conversational skills are horrible.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jul. 31st, 2002 01:34 am (UTC)
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I suck too... I've basically just started to recover my french. I can say that I'm tired, hungry, okay, sick, what my name is, a few greetings and leavings, and occasionally where I'm going to.

But practice is pretty much the only way that I have any hope of learning the language.

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