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thervoySaturday 19th of February 2005 01:40:12 AM
teaching polish - Hello!

If you're willing to learn polish, know english and your native language is either norwegian or finnish please contact.



MarjaSaturday 19th of February 2005 02:20:52 AM
- Finnish isn't my native language but I can help you get started and explain some of the grammar stuff.
Check out the discusss for both Norwegian and Finnish too, they will be very helpful :)
Saturday 19th of February 2005 01:53:14 PM
- Today I've red my post once more, and I think I overstated a little by announcing my urge to learn finnish. I think there's a long way before me to even start asking questions or perform any conversation.

But if it goes to teaching polish -- feel free to ask. I'm always happy to give answers for those who want to learn.

And sorry for my english :)
thervoySaturday 19th of February 2005 01:54:13 PM
- Today I've red my post once more, and I think I overstated a little by announcing my urge to learn finnish. I think there's a long way before me to even start asking questions or perform any conversation.

But if it goes to teaching polish -- feel free to ask. I'm always happy to give answers for those who want to learn.

And sorry for my english :)
MarjaSaturday 19th of February 2005 05:07:54 PM
- It will probably be a while before I pick it up but Polish is on my "Language Wish List" so thanks for the offer of help with that, I will be sure to ask if I need help :)
I'm also learning Norwegian so we could help each other with that too.
By the way, Your English was fine, I understood perfectly! Just a couple of spelling mistakes but we Brits have appauling spelling anyway!
thervoySaturday 19th of February 2005 08:18:13 PM
- I make very few typos, so every error I make is because of my poor knowledge of english. If you see some -- let me know.

I was newer taught english. I've learned and I'm still learning it primarily by reading. I'm really heavy reader. Much of my work consists of reading and learning in english. I've started to write in english very recently but I still have serious problems with speaking.

As a matter of fact I rarely use any tools, and if it is the case it is English Language Dictionary, not english-polish or alike. I find this method very useful though I didn't started using it consciously. I used to say that my knowledge of english is a side effect:)

There is an article about that method: http://www.apronus.com/norsk/index.htm

I can say, that this method of learning has many advantages though it is not without disadvantages. The main advantage for me is that I don't feel like I've taken any affort to learn. I've never really did anything to learn english -- it was always that I used it to get other results. The only barrier that I remember was my first book -- ,,The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn''. It was the only time I tried to base on dictionary. But after 4-5 pages it became clear to me that this way it would take too much time and I'll be quickly sick of it. So I put dictionary back and tried to understand the text without it. It was only when I found knowledge of meaning of some word was crucial to understand that I used dictionary. I used that method for two or three books then started without any help. The rest was a matter of slow progress. Now when I'm reading I'm focused on what really matters, not on language problems. Frequently I don't even remember in what language it was written -- polish or english. Sometimes when I try to say something I have problems with making it in polish, though I know right words in english instantly. I feel comfortable working with english texts in contrast to many people I know that know grammar, vocabulary, etc., but have to translate everything in memory in order to understand.

The main disadvantage is that it didn't taught me to use english actively. So I have still problems with speaking. Writing is better, but it's only because I can see what I write and make corrections until I feel that everything looks fine. I have also problems with vocabulary and grammar. Someone could say that I can communicate although I don't know the rules. Like a grown-up child whose parents could not afford to send it to school.

I don't want to say that it is bad, but if I start it once more I would make it a little bit different, more effective and useful. And that means addressing those disadvantages, especially using language to perform real conversation not only to one type of activity -- reading.


MarjaSaturday 19th of February 2005 09:25:25 PM
- Well if you have any questions regarding English, feel free to ask :)
Saturday 19th of February 2005 09:33:26 PM
- Maybe, what I did wrong in my last post?
thervoySaturday 19th of February 2005 09:34:27 PM
- Maybe, what I did wrong in my last post?
MarjaSaturday 19th of February 2005 11:16:35 PM
- There were just a few mistakes which can be easily sorted out :)

newer to never (I was never taught english)

affort to effort (I don't feel like I've taken any effort to learn)

focused to focusing (I'm focusing on what really matters)

taught to teach (It didn't teach me to use english actively)

I hope that helps :)
spydaWednesday 04th of May 2005 09:53:41 PM
need a teacher - i am looking for a person to teach me polish..Is that you???
claudenirrjFriday 17th of June 2005 10:20:21 AM
I want to learn polish - I want to learn polish. If you want to help, IŽll be very pleased.
oviaukkoFriday 24th of June 2005 05:25:37 AM
- in case you're still lacking someone to teach you finnish, here's one.

also, i'm not like really into polish but can it ever hurt to know a language? don't think so*G*

hazel