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December 26, 2011
Raphaël Serve
Le Crès


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July 9, 2011

Do you keep them when you move to your next mission or do you sell them?

Actual mission: Japanese Native:French Learning at school: English and German Learning at home: Japanese, Chinese, Tibetan, toki pona, Esperanto My dream from when I was a kid: learning Ancient Egyptian Next mission: Arabic.  Hobbies: Learning languages and conlanging. My language blog: http://polyglotte.over-blog.fr/
December 28, 2011
worldwide book tour (Ireland until May 22)

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June 1, 2009

If I have any kind of emotional attachment to it, I'll take it with me to ultimately leave in my parent's attic. In most cases I'll either sell them or (more likely) give them to someone. I gave all my Turkish material away at the last Couchsurfing meeting I went to, to people I know who'd appreciate them. It's better that someone use it to actually learn something, rather than it gathering dust somewhere.

I can't be carrying books around when airlines have weight limits 😉 In fact, apart from the Lonely Planet phrasebook for Quechua, ALL my learning material for Klingon and Quechua were on my Kindle. For the next mission, an important book I need is only available in print form, but otherwise I plan to make it as digital as possible and "leave no trace" as we say in Burning Man!

Speaks: English Spanish Italian Portuguese German Irish French Esperanto Mandarin (Taiwan) Nederlands American Sign Language
December 28, 2011

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August 9, 2011

Hey Benny what kind of books do you use an where do you find out about them or Do you just stay with the mainstream books Assimil, TY, Lonely Planet etc..

Fluent- -Native English (Toronto) -French Mission/Learning- -Spanish  
December 28, 2011
Dublin, Ireland

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July 22, 2011

I think it depends on the language, as far as I know, Lonely Planet phrasebooks and the Colloquials series by Routledge are favourites though.

Native:   Gaeilge,  English Studies:  Polish On Hold:  Spanish Next:  Italian
Is cainteoir dúchais Gaeilge mé. Same with English. Zacząłem uczyć się polskiego, y ahora, he dejado aprender el castellano.
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