Quein tienes favorito libro en Español. Yo leo El alquemist. Quiero leer libro no tan facil.
To my surprise, I can read news articles in Spanish very smoothly. It also feels fun . I wish I can find someone to talk in Spanish for fun in my new work place.
I am shy to talk in Spanish so I need to be a good friend with him/her first.
I know almost all the words on El Alquimista but I could not follow the story well. Maybe I better read it in English first. I feel this book is really good for Spanish learners as I was told.😀
I have just finished reading a bilingual Spanish book. I was looking for the same kind of books in the library but I could not find. I saw many copies of "el alquimista" at the Spanish shelves in the library. I think this is time to try real Spanish book.
I forgot what book I read in English for the first time.
Last night I did a language exchange with my Peruvian friend and watched polyglot gathering on youtube. I do not have chances to speak Spanish right now. I kinda miss working with latina coworkers at a kitchen.
A lady talked about strategies for learning languages. She encouraged self-study from her experience as a leaner and as a teacher. Prioritizing the skills you want to work on for a certain period is a key strategy in her opinion.
Is here anyone following #polyglotgathering?
@Stoori I know I don't use it as much as I should, but I appreciate this instance's existence. I'd love to see more linguistics and language discussion, but it feels like that's the most niche of all of my interests. It also doesn't help that I can't contribute much to that discussion haha
We'll continue to exist as a quiet niche instance at least for the second year, but who knows what will happen a year from now. Anyway, thanks for being here and taking part in our discussions. :)
This has also affected my stated aim of founding a co-op to take over the admin and moderator responsibilities: with so few active users and so little sense of community, there's no ground for a co-op to grow from. If we had, say, 1000 users, we could have enough people to run a co-op. But we will never get to a bigger user base, unless we move to a bigger hosting plan and open the registrations again.
However, we've reached the user cap of our current hosting plan. About a third of our users are active as per the default definition of the term in Mastodon (whatever that is), but still the local timeline is a quiet place. My vision a year ago was a thriving local multilingual community, but this doesn't seem to have happened. And because of the user cap, we can't keep registrations open, so there won't be coming any new users for now and the local community will probably stay quiet.
Today polyglot.city is one year old, yay!
So, a few words about the state and future plans of our instance from your admin.
As was already a year ago, polyglot.city is currently administered, moderated and paid solely by myself. This has been a sustainable model so far, and if we keep going like this, it will stay sustainable. I've renewed the domain for another year and I'll keep paying the monthly hosting fee, and everything will stay as it is now.
"It’s highly possible that this learning difference by age is not due to some magic change in brain plasticity, but simply that adults don’t have as much time to be exposed as children and often hit a point where it stops being helpful to improve after a while. "
"They become totally fluent at this slower pace and reaching native-level mastery provides little additional advantage. Maybe it’s not that it’s harder for older learners or that they’re not capable, maybe it’s just that they don’t have the same opportunity."
I think that is true. Kids has more time and chances to exposure themselves to another language whether they want or not.
I am from Japan. I live in Canada. I work in a Tacos restaurant where I can learn Spanish.
English(in progress) Spanish(1 year) Japanese(My mother tongue)
Polyglot City is the right instance for you, if you're interested in languages, language learning and translating, or if you are multilingual or polyglot. All languages are allowed to flourish on our timelines. Welcome!