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lucinda
28-08-2007, 20:57
Hi, everyone.
I am looking for English speaking people for communication. It's great to share impressions about our countries, cultures, travelling and so on. I am a nice looking and a smart girl, so I hope we can spend time together with pleasure for all of us.
If you are interested I can offer Russian language practice in exchange.

Bels
28-08-2007, 21:47
Hi, everyone.
I am looking for English speaking people for communication. It's great to share impressions about our countries, cultures, travelling and so on. I am a nice looking and a smart girl, so I hope we can spend time together with pleasure for all of us.
If you are interested I can offer Russian language practice in exchange.

Hello Lucinda, yes it's a great idea to meet new friends and practice your English. But may I also it's also a great idea to communicate on this forum. There are so many Russian members on here who have difficulty in writing here. Why not start writing and ask to be corrected, as it's good practice. I also suggest that you read the posts, ask what some of these expats mean, as sometimes you may not understand them

Surok
28-08-2007, 21:51
There are so many Russian members on here who have difficulty in writing here.

And not just Russians :)

Which might be why some of the posts are difficult to understand.

Dimino
29-08-2007, 16:05
Hello Lucinda, yes it's a great idea to meet new friends and practice your English. But may I also it's also a great idea to communicate on this forum. There are so many Russian members on here who have difficulty in writing here. Why not start writing and ask to be corrected, as it's good practice. I also suggest that you read the posts, ask what some of these expats mean, as sometimes you may not understand them

do u want to say that all americans or british people speak english perfectly??? :-)))))) what a good joke!

Bels
29-08-2007, 16:21
Far from it, mistakes and everything has to be understood, just like a native has to. It's all about authenticity, just my opinion and nobody elses I suppose.

WilliamFTH
30-08-2007, 16:15
What make of a native speaker??? I’m born as Chinese; speak Cantonese at home with my family, Learn Mandarin, English and Malay for 12 years. Communicate in Mandarin (Chinese), English and Malays during work. Have friends that I communicate in Hokkien, Hakka and Shanghainese.

To me, it is not necessary to be a native to speak proper English or any other languages, I have an Australia friend that speak and write perfect Mandarin and a Malaysian Chinese that can’t even pronounce his Chinese name correctly.

If a person that has be using the languages for daily life and work, I’m sure he have a good command of it.

Just my 2 cents.

Hawk
30-08-2007, 17:37
Great idea to share some of the pleasures all round... :)

count me in.:nut:

Bels
30-08-2007, 18:43
It's a big subject and something I have taken of interest recently. For example I want my children to be at least Bi-lingual and it's part of the developement of my profession and my studies. I have read a few books on the subject but I want to know more.

Many Asians have English as their first language, and Cantonese as their 2nd and familylanguage due to the fact of British history. They say you can be be bi-lingual with English if you spend a certain time in that country. Maybe study at one of their university. Another reason is if you enjoy reading, watching movies, tv programmes and listen to radio programmes this all helps to be native or at least fluent in that particular language. Also how often you use that language, if for example you use 50/50 of your native language and English, perhaps because of your profession or because of a mixed family your chances of being bi-lingual is high. There are many books on the subject, some at first seem boring and academic, but I find keeping it and referring to it again interesting. Only because it personally involves my interests. I do believe I have written this much more simply and condensed in comparison to what I have read. You know what I mean? "Quote this, Quote that.

Internet search on this subject: Many Asian are pressurising Australia for their language to be recognised as Native English.

This is heavily condensed and brief I just can't write so much.

Ghostly Presence
30-08-2007, 18:47
Hi, everyone.
I am looking for English speaking people for communication. It's great to share impressions about our countries, cultures, travelling and so on. I am a nice looking and a smart girl, so I hope we can spend time together with pleasure for all of us.
If you are interested I can offer Russian language practice in exchange.

I especially liked the part about the "pleasure for all of us"! ;)

Clean32
30-08-2007, 22:54
I especially liked the part about the "pleasure for all of us"! ;)

LOL
i wonder if it means what it means or if the writer knows what it means? if she knows what it means then it means im out of here, but then she may think she knows what it means but it realy means something else, so im thinking it may mean some thing else if it was ment to mean the same in russian?
you know what i mean ?

WilliamFTH
30-08-2007, 22:57
LOL
i wonder if it means what it means or if the writer knows what it means? if she knows what it means then it means im out of here, but then she may think she knows what it means but it realy means something else, so im thinking it may mean some thing else if it was ment to mean the same in russian?
you know what i mean ?
hehehe........

Bro, U need some Lesson???? hehehehe...........

Clean32
30-08-2007, 23:22
hehehe........

Bro, U need some Lesson???? hehehehe...........

i need some "lessons", is that what you mean? Or do you mean i need " a lesson"?

if so in what ???

Bels
31-08-2007, 21:03
Does anyone know what is considered as being an English native speaker apart from the Obvious. Which nationalities are there that use English as a first language and are they English native speakers? ie:

Singapore
Gibralter
Trinidad
Pitcairn Islands
New Zealand :)
Barbados
Jersey
Guersnsey
Falklands
South Africa

To name but a few

WilliamFTH
31-08-2007, 21:32
i need some "lessons", is that what you mean? Or do you mean i need " a lesson"?

if so in what ???
A lesson in "so I hope we can spend time together with pleasure for all of us.
If you are interested I can offer Russian language practice in exchange."

Hehehe.....

WilliamFTH
31-08-2007, 21:36
Does anyone know what is considered as being an English native speaker apart from the Obvious. Which nationalities are there that use English as a first language and are they English native speakers? ie:

Singapore
Gibralter
Trinidad
Pitcairn Islands
New Zealand :)
Barbados
Jersey
Guersnsey
Falklands
South Africa

To name but a few
Malaysian and Singaporean use English Daily for business and to socialize, in fact we study 12 years of English since the age of 6. Our legal systems still base on British Law and apart of official language of Bahasa in Malaysia and ofcos English in Singapore, yes I would say we are native English speaker.

Bels
31-08-2007, 21:51
Socialize ? Out of curiosity, have you learnt British English or American English or do you know both.

Clean32
31-08-2007, 22:40
Socialize ? Out of curiosity, have you learnt British English or American English or do you know both.

out side of the usa only the phillipens and american samoa, teach american english, as far as i know

Bels
31-08-2007, 22:47
My point is that William 5th is using the z in replacement of the hard 'S which is American spelling. The British use the hard S

Bels
31-08-2007, 22:47
Socialise is British Socialize is American.

WilliamFTH
31-08-2007, 23:10
Socialize ? Out of curiosity, have you learnt British English or American English or do you know both.
Opps……..In Malaysia, we learned British English ofcos but my computer is set to American and I’m not border whether it is British English of American English, both are generally accepted in Malaysia.

Bels
31-08-2007, 23:19
Beware! :) They say its not good to have a mixture of both Americ and English. However Russian translaters do it all the time. It can be quite amusing when reading a circular of a British company being represented in American for example. There is a British EFL school doing this at the moment

WilliamFTH
31-08-2007, 23:37
Beware! :) They say its not good to have a mixture of both Americ and English. However Russian translaters do it all the time. It can be quite when reading a circular of a British company being represented in American for example. There is a British EFL school doing this at the moment
Oh well...I guess I should change the input to British English but then the keyboard layout will be different as my laptop is from the state.

Bels
01-09-2007, 13:01
I'm in the same situation. My laptop keyboard is American combined with Russian. There will only a few changes such as the hash mark is the British pound sign, the @ is ", I changed mine to british because it was driving crazy when the processer was telling me I was wrong when I was right. I couldn't even write colour. or tyre and too many zzzzs. I think holiday became Holy day.

WilliamFTH
01-09-2007, 15:00
I'm in the same situation. My laptop keyboard is American combined with Russian. There will only a few changes such as the hash mark is the British pound sign, the @ is ", I changed mine to british because it was driving crazy when the processer was telling me I was wrong when I was right. I couldn't even write colour. or tyre and too many zzzzs. I think holiday became Holy day.
hehehe........thats why i dun care anymore I just type whatever the PC think is right.....well I cant be smarter then microsoft right???

Hahahaha.........

chntourist
01-09-2007, 21:26
HI

I am a publisher of English Books and will be here in Moscow starting 4th Sep. I will also be attending the Moscow Book Fair ,

I am 29 and will be having some nice books to read , guess we can catch up


If you have any special readings I can get some books in English for you

you can email me on chntourist@yahoo.com as well

Pls mail me asap my flight is on the 2nd evening

Best Regards


CHINA

Hi, everyone.
I am looking for English speaking people for communication. It's great to share impressions about our countries, cultures, travelling and so on. I am a nice looking and a smart girl, so I hope we can spend time together with pleasure for all of us.
If you are interested I can offer Russian language practice in exchange.

Bels
02-09-2007, 11:13
As a publisher of English books do you specialise in TEFL ? Do you have books regarding student's and teacher's course books for example. How about books regarding the British national curriculum. I am sure these books are always in high demand here, and if you can provide a fantastic delivery service in Moscow and regions fantastic because there is certainly a gap in the market here in Moscow at the moment. We need good suppliers and we don't have it.

Bels
02-09-2007, 11:16
When's the book fair? I might be interested in that myself if I can find the time to travel there now it's teaching season.

singaporean
17-02-2008, 11:52
Does anyone know what is considered as being an English native speaker apart from the Obvious. Which nationalities are there that use English as a first language and are they English native speakers? ie:

Singapore
Gibralter
Trinidad
Pitcairn Islands
New Zealand :)
Barbados
Jersey
Guersnsey
Falklands
South Africa

To name but a few

In Singapore, we are taught in English for all our subjects (Maths, Science etc) from pre-school. We are taught either Mandarin, Malay or Tamil as a second language subject only. For some there could also be a third language in Japanese, German, French etc.
Our national language is Malay (for historical reason) but many non-Malays (> 70%) in Singapore do not speak that language. English is however widely spoken and all official documents are in English (contracts, law, policies etc).

pjw
18-02-2008, 03:34
Hi Singaporean, Forget Bels. He´s sozializing with his fellow Wombles in Wimbledon Common. But you´re speaking a bit of English.:rasta: Very cool. Welcome to the forum. Welcome to Moscow. Is :bong: ok in Singapore? I come from Australia.:rasta: See ya in forum dude! This is your new home :rasta: