Adult Ed...

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Adult Ed...

Postby quix » 08 Sep 2017, 18:30

I took a Japanese language class for a year but it ended in the summer... I could have taken it further but learning kanji takes up a lot of time and you have to be committed to practising it... so sadly... I've not continued with it.

So now I'm thinking about another class... perhaps Indian cookery. Or another language.

It's nice to meet new people with a shared interest and to learn something new.

What floats your boat?

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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby Belle Lettre » 08 Sep 2017, 18:33

Languages for sure. Might look at that myself!
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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby WG Kaspar » 08 Sep 2017, 18:34

I'm doing a course to remember some basic maths I've completely forgotten, and then probably move into learning some programming language so that I can change career.
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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby quix » 08 Sep 2017, 18:46

Belle Lettre wrote:Languages for sure. Might look at that myself!


What Japanese?

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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby quix » 08 Sep 2017, 18:51

WG Kaspar wrote:I'm doing a course to remember some basic maths I've completely forgotten, and then probably move into learning some programming language so that I can change career.


After failing maths at school and thinking I wasn't good at it I took a maths GCSE about 13 years ago and found it surprisingly easy. I got an easy B without trying too hard at all.

IT programming skills are still very much in demand so it's a good choice for a career change.

Good luck!

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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby Belle Lettre » 08 Sep 2017, 18:51

No..probably Italian
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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby Positive Passion » 08 Sep 2017, 18:52

I took courses in BSL, makaton, and PECS, learned to play guitar - then did a PGCE - and now I am a special needs teacher. All since turning 48. Flamenco classes next.

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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby quix » 08 Sep 2017, 18:57

I was thinking about bridge as well. Is that too old fashioned? :?

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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Sep 2017, 19:00

I'd like to learn how to swear in different languages.
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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby hippopotamus » 08 Sep 2017, 19:52

I took German earlier this year.
It was a really nice thing to do... it couldn't have been a more eclectic group of people. Plus, there was the added bonus of hearing perfect German spoken in a glaswegian accent.
I was the class dunce, but they still let me go on their class curry nights.
I meant to do a lot of studying and extracurricular work so I'd miraculously speak another language at the end of it. Instead I benefited from learning what my strengths and weaknesses are (strengths: food words. Weaknesses: I can't speak German).
The group had more or less all been meeting every Tuesday to learn German together. I was a blip. But I'd recommend it. (Although I'm probably going to opt for duolingo over Goethe)

I had thought about a painting or ceramics class... But i can see it ending equally disastrously.
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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby quix » 08 Sep 2017, 21:25

hippopotamus wrote:I took German earlier this year.
It was a really nice thing to do... it couldn't have been a more eclectic group of people. Plus, there was the added bonus of hearing perfect German spoken in a glaswegian accent.
I was the class dunce, but they still let me go on their class curry nights.
I meant to do a lot of studying and extracurricular work so I'd miraculously speak another language at the end of it. Instead I benefited from learning what my strengths and weaknesses are (strengths: food words. Weaknesses: I can't speak German).
The group had more or less all been meeting every Tuesday to learn German together. I was a blip. But I'd recommend it. (Although I'm probably going to opt for duolingo over Goethe)

I had thought about a painting or ceramics class... But i can see it ending equally disastrously.


:lol:

the problem with German for an English or Romance language speaker is that it's a subject object verb language. Japanese is too. You have to translate everything into Yoda language and think back to font before you can say anything!

Japanese has lots of other oddities as well and of course none of the volcabulary is familiar at all... but it's surprisingly easy to pronounce.

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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby WG Kaspar » 08 Sep 2017, 21:46

You can always try learning Scouse.
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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Sep 2017, 22:36

WG Kaspar wrote:You can always try learning Scouse.


Don't you have to hit your head with a hammer like 14 times beforehand?

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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby hippopotamus » 08 Sep 2017, 22:39

sloopjohnc wrote:
WG Kaspar wrote:You can always try learning Scouse.


Don't you have to hit your head with a hammer like 14 times beforehand?

I'll pass.



Don't insult my (new) people.
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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby quix » 08 Sep 2017, 23:18

sloopjohnc wrote:
WG Kaspar wrote:You can always try learning Scouse.


Don't you have to hit your head with a hammer like 14 times beforehand?

I'll pass.


I think you have to chew broken glass too.

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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby WG Kaspar » 08 Sep 2017, 23:21

It's a worthwhile endeavour
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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Sep 2017, 23:23

hippopotamus wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
WG Kaspar wrote:You can always try learning Scouse.


Don't you have to hit your head with a hammer like 14 times beforehand?

I'll pass.



Don't insult my (new) people.


Two of my best friend from BCB are scouse.

They'd probably agree even if you couldn't understand a fucking thing they said.
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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby WG Kaspar » 08 Sep 2017, 23:24

You probably weren't drunk enough sloop
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Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Sep 2017, 23:35

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Re: Adult Ed...

Postby Still Baron » 09 Sep 2017, 00:40

I often think of taking some community college mathematics and statistics classes to catch up. Eventually, I'll probably need it. I also think about taking some language classes and re-learning some music theory and piano. We'll see.
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