Grupo Tarraco Formacion or oh no, not another Master Propio stuff

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Mac Juli, May 28, 2021.

Loading...
  1. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks, I didn't even notice. Haven't read this thread post in a while, once I clicked onto it, I was on page 6... finally got to page 10 and didn't know what really happened. Anyways, glad it's all clear as mud now... I agree we should all chill, enjoy the sun and coffee or drink on the patio, and stay on topic.

    Where can I get one of these "French Master's" propios? I may have missed it. I am not as fluent in Spanish, my French is much better than my beginner's Spanish as I took it from Grade 4 up to 12. Only took a couple semesters of Spanish. So, I think if there are "French Propios", it would be more beneficial for me. I think at least... anyways, show me the french propios!
     
  2. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    Well, try for example formacionegs.com…
     
  3. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Well-Known Member

    Il s'est trompé. Il voulait dire master en apéro, pas propio :p
    Translation: he mistook himself, he meant master in apéro (drinking) not propio
     
  4. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Well-Known Member

    Dustin likes this.
  5. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Yeah I've seen some really cool degree titles, Master of Statistics, Master of Applied Economics, etc. that look really neat. But they'd be personal resume boosters rather than anything I'd expect to boost any kind of corporate employment.
     
  6. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Well-Known Member

    I know right, I'm in heaven when I see all those Spanish titles. I want them all. Those tituli propii are more addictive than hot wheels were back in childhood , lol
     
    Messdiener, Rachel83az and Dustin like this.
  7. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

  8. TTS

    TTS New Member

    I don't speak or read Spanish, but I am adept in using Google Translate. There's a propio I am interested in but it doesn't say if its purely MC or writing is involved. Would be hard for me to produce a writing in Spanish.
     
  9. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Well-Known Member

  10. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Well-Known Member

    I don't get why people are so scared to write something in Spanish.
    Spanish is not that difficult.
    It's one of the easiest languages to learn.
    Their grammar is super easy and simple.
    Their vocabulary resembles French very much.
    I'm very sure that after a few duolingo sessions and with help of a translator, you will get by just fine.
     
  11. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    Spanish grammar is difficult for many English speakers. The vocabulary is easy to pick up due to English being infused with so many French words, but English is still a Germanic language at its core, and the Spanish conjugations with irregulars can get complicated. I took pre-AP and honors Spanish in high school and was able to test out of a level of Duolingo, and I still wouldn't feel comfortable taking college courses in Spanish.
     
  12. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    Oh, I take them seriously. I just don't take them TOO seriously, and neither should anyone. For example, if you do the course in firefighting, this will likely not open you the doors of the local fire brigade...
     
    Dustin and Rachel83az like this.
  13. TTS

    TTS New Member

    I'll try that duo lingo thing.
    It is easy they said, you can do it they said, no problem they said... got to keep in mind it is all relative. And usually it is the people who master it who says it is easy. I can tell you Mandarin is easy, but boy did I struggle when I first started. And interest matters a lot. Language don't interest me, but there's no harm picking up another language. Problem is picking it up.

    I tried German introductory class once, lost interest when they told me that inanimate objects have gender. And I believe it is the same with French.
     
  14. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    Languages can be super difficult if you grew up monolingual. I know enough of a half dozen (or so) languages that I am relatively comfortable shopping for groceries across Europe. Not sure I could deal with Polish, though.

    Most languages have genders for all objects, living or inanimate. Gender is a concept originally taken from grammar and applied to humans. Gender has always existed for languages but it has NOT always existed for people. Even some English words have gender, though you might not immediately think of them that way. For instance: girl, boy, child. For inanimate objects with gender, ships are traditionally "she" and tools are "he": https://www.antidote.info/en/blog/reports/metaphorical-gender-english-feminine-boats-masculine-tools-and-neuter-animals
     
    Dustin likes this.
  15. tadj

    tadj Active Member

    There are some MOOC Polish language learning courses that you can take for free. They come with a free certificate. It's fun to try.

    https://navoica.pl/courses/course-v1:politechnikaKrakowska+SJOPK_7+2021_2/about

    https://navoica.pl/courses/course-v1:politechnika_Bialostocka+PB.SJO.002+2021.02/about
     
    asianphd and Rachel83az like this.
  16. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    tadj likes this.
  17. asianphd

    asianphd Active Member

    Rachel83az likes this.
  18. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    This is the most versatile thread on DegreeInfo!

    Since we're on the languge train right now, let me recommend some resources.

    Headstart2 by the US government for a variety of languages. Teaches the script or alphabet, basic grammar and 750-1000 words (depending on language), enough to get you A1 on the CEFR scale. They have everything from Amharic to Hungarian to Vietnamese. https://hs2.dliflc.edu/

    The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Basic courses are available in the public domain for a variety of languages. They include PDF textbooks and audio material. They're from the 60s-80s but are very good at drilling you on the language and producing automatic recall. They're not designed for self-study but lots of people using them as such. https://www.fsi-language-courses.org/ When you get onto the page, scroll past the email input and you'll see all the material at the bottom. In addition to Basic they also make some FAST courses (similar to the Headstart above).

    DLI (Defense Language Institute) is similar to the FSI courses but used to teach soldiers. https://www.livelingua.com/dli/ In addition to the Basic courses there are also SOLT (Special Operations Language Training) material available online. If I ever need to raise a guerilla army in West Africa, I've got a basic training curriculum in French sitting on my hard drive.

    For those in the US and Canada, French in Action is a set of 50 half-hour videos designed to train your ear to full-speed spoken French. It was designed to be part of a larger course with workbooks that are out of print but you don't need any workbooks to watch the video themselves. It was developed by a Yale professor, Capretz. https://www.learner.org/series/french-in-action/

    For Spanish, a similar setup is Destinos. https://www.learner.org/series/destinos-an-introduction-to-spanish/
     
    Rachel83az likes this.
  19. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    Cool, thanks for that! I get to brush up on my French and Spanish at the same time!
     
  20. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Well-Known Member

    Here in Europe we learn multiple languages from the time we enter kindergarten.

    I think it's more of an American thing to only speak one language.

    Languages are super important though!

    That Polish MOOC sounds nice.
     

Share This Page