Living Language Learning

Living Language Learning

Postby Stephen Carlson » July 17th, 2012, 6:05 pm

I have started to learn to Swedish and I will be using a variety of techniques to learn the language. I will also be comparing and contrasting that experience with teaching and learning Koine Greek.
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Re: Living Language Learning

Postby Jason Hare » July 18th, 2012, 5:40 am

Stephen Carlson wrote:I have started to learn to Swedish and I will be using a variety of techniques to learn the language. I will also be comparing and contrasting that experience with teaching and learning Koine Greek.


Please let us know how this goes! :)
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Re: Living Language Learning

Postby Stephen Carlson » July 18th, 2012, 10:37 am

I've just started using Rosetta Stone Svenska. There's absolutely no English and no translation. Meaning is conveyed through pictures. Lots of pictures. Lots of pretty pictures. There is also a lot of aural reinforcement. Almost everything is pronounced by a native speaker (woman and man).

There is some speaking on my part, though I was hoping for more. The speech recognition part seems fairly forgiving.
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Re: Living Language Learning

Postby Stephen Carlson » July 31st, 2012, 9:51 pm

OK, I just had my first live, interactive session with Rosetta Stone. It was 50 minutes. The lady facilitating the session did everything in Swedish. Basically, the session involved showing pictures and asking questions about them. She was pretty sharp and asked some really good follow up questions, so the process flowed pretty well.
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