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Old 06-30-2008, 10:16 AM   #976
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Also, trust me to misspell "bear" as "beer".
Bloody hell, i thought that was intentional.
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A lot of things came out of punk.

Also, trust me to misspell "bear" as "beer".

Also also, the break the ice thing should have a walrus instead of a bear.
mm fair point!!

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A lot of things came out of punk.

Also, trust me to misspell "bear" as "beer".

Also also, the break the ice thing should have a walrus instead of a bear.
The way I heard it is

How much does a POLAR bear weigh

Enough to break the ice, HI i'm ____

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Okay, well is that because Australians don't want to learn other languages or that there's not enough attention for learning foreign languages in your education system?
A bit of both, really...

I have attempted quite a few times to learn languages independently but it's really difficult without a teacher. I might try something easier like French or even Dutch (see, I want to learn Arabic and Greek, which is more difficult) because I just want another language to speak, basically.
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Can I be honest and say that I'm sick of your random, xenophobic, irrational hatred for Achtung Baby ? Seriously, we get it. Shut the fuck up.
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:18 AM   #982
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Okay, well is that because Australians don't want to learn other languages or that there's not enough attention for learning foreign languages in your education system?
Speaking on behalf on New Zealand, there's attention on languages but the teaching is terrible.
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Okay, well is that because Australians don't want to learn other languages or that there's not enough attention for learning foreign languages in your education system?
Not enough emphasis I'd say, and I suppose it's also simply because English is such a dominant global language that people don't feel they need to learn anything else. Since we don't have land borders with anywhere else, let alone anywhere that speaks another language, that further compounds the lack of needing to know anything other than English.

In New Zealand, Maori is compulsory in primary schools (not sure about high school since I left before then, I'm sure Ian can clarify), but I very much doubt anybody's coming out of that fluent in Maori.
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anyways peeps i gotta go , i am going to be a phailure at work today ! bagh ...
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I would like to take a moment and say, I love EPAA.

That is all.
The last couple of minutes in particular are fantastic.
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So the quality of the teaching is a big problem? Aren't there any foreign institutes which try to put an effort in teaching languages to people? Native speakers who can help out with learning foreign languages, for example? I think it's very important for people who want to learn other languages than their native language, to be given the opportunity to do so.
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In New Zealand, Maori is compulsory in primary schools (not sure about high school since I left before then, I'm sure Ian can clarify), but I very much doubt anybody's coming out of that fluent in Maori.
Was it compulsory in primary? I must have been sick that day. Or it was those two years i lived in Australia.

And there was no learning any Maori in any of my high school classes, but we certainly got a lot of Maori history. With all due respect, how many consecutive years can you reasonably accept learning the same thing before you just don't give a fuck anymore?
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