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Re: "Usefull languages"

From:Almaran Dungeonmaster <dungeonmaster@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 13, 2002, 22:50
Christophe Grandsire wrote:

> Now it's been nearly two months I stopped studying Dutch (and didn't use
it as much as I
> would have liked) and I until now lost nothing of what I learnt. > Learn only by readin writing needs constant training, or you'll lose your
knowledge very
> soon. Learn by speaking and you can discontinue for a month or two without > losing anything, and it will take hardly one lesson to get back > to the level you were before stopping. If that's not an important
difference... I must agree with Christophe. I learnt English, German and French starting at elementary school purely through usage: learning children's rhymes, engagin in conversation etc. Only after a few years did I learn my first grammar. Now, it has been 8 years since I last had French and 6 years since I last had German, but I can still speak and understand French at a basic level, and speak and understand German reasonably well. Maarten van Beek


David Starner <starner@...>