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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:34 AM   #58561
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To be fair, I've joked about wishing California would fall into the sea, specifically LA, but not when there's, y'know, been an actually disaster where people have died.
And I've joked about kicking Florida out of the country. The difference is that however annoyed you or I may get with a particular region, neither of us denies their fundamental status as part of America or believes that the people who live there deserve fewer rights or matter less than we do. I spent six fairly miserable years in Missouri. I still sent money to the local charities after the tornados a couple of years ago.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:35 AM   #58562
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True, dear god I hate the class... all the people cannot speak the language correctly and I want to flip tables...
All the French I learned I learned from Rosetta Stone disks and travel books, I was set to go on a summer class for 18 and under students where we'd go live in a host 'hotel' kinda set up in Paris and take classes in the city. Then I found out we where moving out of state at the beginning of summer and couldn't go anymore.

I was crussshheeeddd.

But needless to say my French is less than stellar.

Boyfriend was telling me stories from his Japanese classes and one in particular was for their final. Their final was where each student was paired up with another and they had to speak in terms of 'vacation' kinda questions. So like "Do you like skiing?" and just generally conversing about vacation related stuff in Japanese. Boyfriend was paired with a Korean student who picked up Japanese quickly (some Japanese and Korean words are said the same and mean the same word, nifty eh?)so Boyfriend and this kid had no problem on their final.

A friend of ours was also in the class with him during this time and was paired with a guy they nicknamed 'Hurley' because he looked like the guy from 'Lost'. Hurley was one of those guy's who thinks that because he watches subtitled animu that he know Japanese and was easily one of the worst students. So Friend is paired with Hurley and after they have their conversation final Friend comes to Boyfriend and tells him that Hurley knew next to NOTHING. He didn't even know the basic stuff they learned in their first class.

Not as in the first semester.
First CLASS.

In the first semester you are expected to TRY and ask your questions in what Japanese you are learning, but nothing serious is expected of you yet. Just to make an effort.

In the second semester you are expected to converse mostly in Japanese. At that point you should know at least the rudimentary stuff for asking your questions. IE: If you don't understand something you are expected to ask your question in Japanese. But the students are not going to be forced to speak entirely in Japanese if they're struggling with something.

By the third semester you are expected to ask everything in Japanese and converse easily with what you've been learning. You're not expected to be fluent or anything, but at that point you should be able to converse with what you've been learning up to that point and questions/comments should be made in Japanese.

This guy didn't even have the stuff they did from their first class down.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:37 AM   #58563
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French isn't dumb. Kildread isn't dumb. And just for good measure MATH IS AWESOME!



And I've joked about kicking Florida out of the country. The difference is that however annoyed you or I may get with a particular region, neither of us denies their fundamental status as part of America or believes that the people who live there deserve fewer rights or matter less than we do. I spent six fairly miserable years in Missouri. I still sent money to the local charities after the tornados a couple of years ago.
I enjoy the cats.

Not so much the math.

The difference between joking around about California and saying people deserve suffering and hardships because their not white and Christian is that the second half is completely insane.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:39 AM   #58564
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There is always one animu fan, who ruins the japanese class.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:41 AM   #58565
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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:43 AM   #58566
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Damn it Hag, don't you repost my whited-out bits.

That is a happy coincidence, though.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:44 AM   #58567
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There is always one animu fan, who ruins the japanese class.
I don't really care why someone picks up the language, to me if you're putting forth that kind of effort and money to learn the language that's a huge deal and you don't need to justify your motives.

That said, when people mistake something like a basic understanding of simple phrases for fluency it becomes problematic and not only brings down the rest of the class in terms of progressing through the courses but can hurt the grades of other students when they are paired with an incompetent person for assignments.

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Just because I can say "my name is.." in Japanese does not make me fluent in Japanese.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:45 AM   #58568
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Damn it Hag, don't you repost my whited-out bits.
You're not the boss of me. Anything on the Internet is fair game, even if it's whited out.

Also, autocorrect keeps trying to turn Kildread into kindred.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #58569
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I don't really care why someone picks up the language, to me if you're putting forth that kind of effort and money to learn the language that's a huge deal and you don't need to justify your motives.

That said, when people mistake something like a basic understanding of simple phrases for fluency it becomes problematic and not only brings down the rest of the class in terms of progressing through the courses but can hurt the grades of other students when they are paired with an incompetent person for assignments.

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Just because I can say "my name is.." in Japanese does not make me fluent in Japanese.
I hate group projects in general... especially in language classes.
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`'Tis JasonTerror,' I muttered, `bitching at my chamber door -
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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:48 AM   #58570
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You're not the boss of me. Anything on the Internet is fair game, even if it's whited out.

Also, autocorrect keeps trying to turn Kildread into kindred.
Easy now, John Linnell.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:49 AM   #58571
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Also, autocorrect keeps trying to turn Kildread into kindred.
Both are accurate. There is no greater a kindred spirit than Kildread.

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I hate group projects in general... especially in language classes.


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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:51 AM   #58572
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That's Dr. Worm to you.
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I had to do one in french for our midterm and I was pissed because it's basically assuming we're all on the same level and understand it all. And I'd try to propose sentences and my other group members were like ARE YOU SURE THAT'S HOW IT'S SAID? ARE YOU SURE THAT'S THE WORD FOR IT? And I'd flip to the glossary and point to the word I just spoke that was indeed what it meant I said it meant, and they were still like "ARE YOU SURE?"
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That's Dr. Worm to you.
Okay, Mesopotamian.

('S an age joke.)
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I hate when teachers don't assign the groups, and I don't really know anyone in the class.
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