Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: Mary Tyler Moore - Dyscalculic?
Posted by justfoundout on June 01 2008 08:19 PM
The site you gave me (and, thanks) was definitely in Portuguese, not Spanish. But I took two semesters of Portuguese at a community college, so I can read it. And, yes, I realized the great responsibility of running a foreign language site when you mentioned removing offensive postings. I wouldn't have the time to do that.
It was so nice to get to hear about your other languages. I've had Korean friends, and they too have to learn either English or German in school, because, as you've said of Denmark, it's too small of a population to only speak your own language. I traded English lessons to the Koreans in Quito, Ecuador, where I was living in 1985, and I've come out able to read and write Korean. I also sound good enough to get asked if my parents are Korean or if I've lived there,... as long as I only say the things that I know how to say. I need more association with Koreans, and I don't have that now. I took first semester Korean and got an A, but my dyscalculia kicked in because the Korean teacher didn't write clearly on the board and she loaded so much on the board that I couldn't copy and hear the teacher and class all at the same time. Almost all the students were Korean teenagers who speak Korean, but couldn't write it before this class, so the tons of new vocabulary didn't bother them. I had to really struggle toward the end of the class, but I got my "A", and then didn't go back for the second semester.
I saw the "receive" item on instructions for using the site. I'll have to go through the process of trying to pull up info on using the site in order to find it again. -Remember, you're asking a dyscalculic to find her way back to somewhere that she's been. :) -
Thanks for answering me about languages.