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Which is better France or Greece?
I want to go to university in either or these countries; I’m British (live in London) i.e. EU National so not too concerned with cost.
Which country is better for education?
Which country is better in terms of living expenses?
Which language (French or Greek) is more ‘chic’/interesting/useful (especially to learn in immersion)?
I would want to go to South of France (I like Montpellier) and have just realised that university in Greece would free =) but I don’t mind paying for a French uni, as it is very cheap.
I’ve studies Classics for A-Level and loved it
I’ve studied French too, and have visited Paris and Montpellier; I haven’t, on the other hand, visited Greece.
I know that French is easier to learn but think that Greek is harder and therefore would need immersion (more so).
greece is better
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Decoding Chinese Characters, Part One
At some point in our lives, we’ve all looked at Chinese characters emblazoned on a store front sign or dinner menu and wondered what manner of people devised such an intricate collection of intersecting lines, dashes, hooks and dots to record their thoughts. The answer would be a people that developed a pictorial based written language. Not unheard of in early man—think Egyptians. The difference with the Chinese images appears to be a more skeletal likeness, an outline if you will.
The majority of Chinese characters are made up of two parts, the radical (root) and the phonetic (sound). The radical usually has relation to the meaning of the character while the phonetic can often give a phonetic-clue to the pronunciation. Often, the radical can be found either to the left of the main character, above the main character, to the right of the main character, or beneath the main character. Below are four sets of characters, with the exception of one, the remaining three characters all have their radicals to the left of the main-phonetic component. Study them and you will be able to discern the radical from the phonetic. I have also included the definition of the character.
婁lóu is the phonetic; 樓lóu is “a storied building” (木mù-wood, is the radical); 摟lǒu “to embrace” (手shǒu-hand, is the radical); 髏lóu “a skull” (骨gǔ-bone, is the radical). So, as in “樓lóu” one sees the radical “木mù” to the left of “婁lóu the phonetic” and the definition of the radical ”木mù” is wood or lumber. Therefore, wood is an important constituent that normally goes into a building. Another illustration is楊yáng “a poplar”, again we find the radical “木mù” to the left of the phonetic昜. The connection between a “poplar” a type of tree and wood are apparent.
Why else are radicals so important? Radicals are used to enter many Chinese dictionaries. When one sees a Chinese character for the first time, it is now known that there is a sequence of procedures which allow the deciphering of that character.
It would be great if all the characters could be analyzed like the above, but due to various changes that have occurred in Chinese over the centuries, phonetic-clues for pronunciation are only about 65% reliable—but that’s still a big help.
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Gregory was an Oakland Police Officer in the 1970s. He has a BA degree in Chinese and a BA degree in International Studies and an Asian Studies minor. Gregory teaches Chinese to inner-city kids in Oakland, California.
college workload vs. high school?
I am a senior in high school and am going to u of richmond in the fall. I was wondering what to expect in terms of workload. I take 4 AP courses now (Chem, Microeconomics, World History, English Lit) and I also take Pre-Calculus. Should I expect a more/less demanding workload when I get to college?
expect a minimum of 2:1 to 1:3 class:work ratio. And coop programs have you working in your field while in class.
French Language Learning Software – When You Really Need To Learn French Quickly
If you need to learn French quickly, French language learning software is difficult to beat. In fact about the only thing faster would be intensive one-to-one French lessons. Personal lessons are without doubt the best option but the are potentially severe drawbacks. First you have to find a good teacher – not always easy. Then you have to fit them in with your schedule. Then there’s the cost – considerable for private tuition.
If you don’t need to learn French fast then you can start by looking at those sites that offer learning French for free. There are plenty of them about, and while some are a bit annoying with the amount of advertising they throw at you, there are others which provide really useful content.
The trouble is, even the best have a limited range of useful information. If you want to learn French to a high standard it’s very difficult with the kind of unstructured free French lessons that you find on the internet. Some of these sites do a very good job of providing useful phrases for all kinds of situations but they aren’t going to be able to teach you fluent French quickly.
Free sites are good for a bit of fun – for French that might get you a cup of coffee or a train ticket. Conversational French requires a more structured and comprehensive approach.
I’m not for an instant suggesting that French language learning software is dull. Far from it. If you’re going to learn French quickly it needs to be engaging, involving and entertaining. If it bores you you’ll get nowhere fast! Modern French teaching systems take advantage of many of the benefits of your computer to provide sound, interactive role play and advanced memory techniques so you can make rapid progress.
There are other advantages. When you compare French downloads with the French language CDs you’ll notice that the downloads will give you big savings. Over 50% in some cases. Cost shouldn’t be the defining factor when you are looking for the best system, but it does no harm when the best doesn’t mean the most expensive! There’s also accessibility. Find your French software, download it, start learning. No waiting for the mail, just get going. Some of the better ones even offer money back guarantees.
If you’re not in any hurry, try the free French lessons online. Explore a bit and find the good ones. If you really want to learn French quickly you need to spend a few bucks and find good French language learning software.
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Can I recommend a site where you can discover more about the best French language learning software? Try this one: <a href=”http://learningfrenchforfree.com/rocket-french-review”>French Language Software</a>. You also get lots of tips and ideas for speaking “real” French, plus pro lessons for absolutely nothing.
Should I be fluent in Mandarin after this course?
I am considering this course. It is in 7 parts and each part is 2 hours per week for 10 weeks for £175. Should I be fluent after sitting this entire course? It is a class room based environment.
doubt it, you need to be immersed in a culture to become fluent, what they teach you in the books is just text format and has no common culture, you may know the words but you will literally sound like a text book and its the same with any language, most languages don’t use the correct words they use the slang.
my advice is to go and immerse yourself for a year.