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elrayoverde7

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« on: 4 years ago »
Hi,

I have created the site that contains a number of multimedia flash cards. Also in Polish:

Give it a try if you wish: www.openflashcards.org

I am looking forward to receiving any comments from you, also negative ones ;-)

Tomek



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« Reply #1 on: 3 years ago »
Flash cards have always been a great tool to learn a new language.  I basically relied on that when I was little and trying to learn English (English is not my native language).  It helps a lot in remembering, especially that it enhances your short-term memory and also helps you associate the word with something else so you remember it faster. 

However, aside from flash cards, I also know for a fact that practice is very important.  You have to have a chance to speak the language on a regular basis in order for you to strongly remember it.

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« Reply #2 on: 3 years ago »
Flash cards are an amazing tool to learn languages from. I thank you for posting that link here, I have been interested in learning a lot of different languages for a long time but never really got to it..or when I did try it was difficult to understand some of the words. Hopefully the flash cards will make it easier for me.

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« Reply #3 on: 3 years ago »
Hi Tomek, I tried your site but I can not get any flashcards to load... perhaps I am doing something wrong.

I would be interested in your site too as I appreciate any language tools available for my children's use. Especially if there is a function to hear the Polish word spoken aloud.

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« Reply #4 on: 3 years ago »
Thanks for the free flashcards! I wish there was a sound bite element and you could hear each word with the flash card. Nice site!

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« Reply #5 on: 3 years ago »
Hi!  My almost 9 year old has shown a great interest in learning Polish.  I'm looking for something geared towards kids, but haven't had much luck!  Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks :O)

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« Reply #6 on: 3 years ago »
Hi!  My almost 9 year old has shown a great interest in learning Polish.  I'm looking for something geared towards kids, but haven't had much luck!  Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks :O)

http://dinolingo.com/languages/polish.html

http://polish4kids.com/

http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/resources/polish/useful-links/teach-kids-polish/

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« Reply #7 on: 3 years ago »
Ooh, look at all these wonderful links in this thread; I'm a sucker for online resources. Most of the time they're free or at least way cheaper than any of the real life classes that you can buy so this is super useful. Thanks everyone.

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« Reply #8 on: 3 years ago »
There have been some inquiries about which program to use and many ask about Rosetta Stone. I'd realised that not everyone knows about other programs and websites and I'd decided to write a little bit about Livemocha.

I have used Livemocha before and I was happy with it. It's free, registration is easy, and it's perfect for beginners. The courses are organised in levels and sections and you have various exercises: the first is listening, when you are given various words, phrases or sentences spoken in the language of choice. Second is memory game where the phrases from exercise before are repeated (not in the same order) and you have to find the meaning. Third exercise, my favourite, is writing. You get to compose your own answer using the words you'd learnt from the exercises before and final is speaking, where you record yourself reading a short excerpt (it's given to you at the website) and the native speakers and fluent speakers of the language then listen and give you feedback. Sometimes they also include their own recording of the same text, so that you can understand better.

What I like about Livemocha is that you also have some "fun facts" or cultural facts about the language and its country. Sometimes the information is really useful.

Here's the list of all languages they offer:
http://livemocha.com/pages/learn-languages/

And here's the website for Polish:
http://livemocha.com/pages/languages/learn-polish/

Once you join, you'll get various courses and such. Anyone willing to check it out?

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« Reply #9 on: 3 years ago »
I' just written a new post about a website called Livemocha. I think it's worth checking out. I'd used it about two years ago, before the new updates and changes, so something may be different than when I was learning languages, but essentially, it should still be the same. I just love Livemocha. The exercises are organised excellently and you have various levels to decide from...
Seeing as it's free, you've got nothing to lose. Check out Livemocha!

I'd also found some interesting online dictionaries which could be of use. I do recommend using Lexilogos for finding more.

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« Reply #10 on: 3 years ago »
Hi!  My almost 9 year old has shown a great interest in learning Polish.  I'm looking for something geared towards kids, but haven't had much luck!  Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks :O)

I wish my 3 year old son would have an interest, but he has none. If if speak Polish he says no! Talk like mama, not baba! He is very resistant.

Recently though he has been playing around talking like, schmata, lata, poopa, boopa, shishka, etc. trying to make polish sounds. But if I respond he gets very mad and says, no! I'm talking polish, not you! Stubborn...   ::)

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« Reply #11 on: 3 years ago »
I wish my 3 year old son would have an interest, but he has none. If if speak Polish he says no! Talk like mama, not baba! He is very resistant.

Recently though he has been playing around talking like, schmata, lata, poopa, boopa, shishka, etc. trying to make polish sounds. But if I respond he gets very mad and says, no! I'm talking polish, not you! Stubborn...   ::)

Start singing in Polish, kids songs. Seriously. You don't need big 'repertoire', 3 or 4 songs will do. Youtube is your friend if you need an inspiration. That strategy will do until he outgrows his 'no' phase.

Type 'piosenki dla dzieci po polsku' into the search box.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8B9hH6JUzM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8B9hH6JUzM</a>


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« Reply #12 on: 3 years ago »

Start singing in Polish, kids songs. Seriously. You don't need big 'repertoire', 3 or 4 songs will do. Youtube is your friend if you need an inspiration. That strategy will do until he outgrows his 'no' phase.

Type 'piosenki dla dzieci po polsku' into the search box.


Thanks for that suggestion! Actually I think you are right, because I have a cd of lullabies in the car that he will listen to no problem. I have also had him watching cartoons dubbed in Polish off Youtube, but he's too smart now and can navigate himself off my choices. I will search some polish piosenki for him.

Do you know of any artists or titles of children's music on cd's? Maybe something that I could maybe find and purchase online?

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« Reply #13 on: 3 years ago »
Do you know of any artists or titles of children's music on cd's? Maybe something that I could maybe find and purchase online?

Anything by Majka Jezowska is very popular.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SXftX6N1WE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SXftX6N1WE</a>

My nephew would sing the chorus of this song ad nauseum (although it's not child's song)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zslI3XAo6eo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zslI3XAo6eo</a>

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« Reply #14 on: 3 years ago »
Thank you! Flash cards have always been helpful to me when trying to learn a new language, or really anything for that matter. I'll certainly be using these :)