I saw this in an article:
Finnish, which has 15 grammatical cases and is notoriously difficult for foreigners to learn,
This sounds like an assumption that needs challenging from SSi. @aran i have full confidence that you could rise to this challenge
Can’t wait to set Kai loose on Finnish!
My sense from other case heavy languages is that you solve for this by making sure that people are comfortable with the most common usage patterns, and that’s enough to get into conversations, and then exposure gradually solves for the extra variations (which is really pretty much the way children acquire linguistic complexities, so should be a fairly solid approach, fingers crossed!).
Hope you’re all keeping well, and getting occasional bits of sleep here any there…
Best thing is to do SSiGerman first, then Russian and then Finnish. That way I get the courses I want first and SSiBorg gets experience with increasing case complexity.
German would be good! I need a serious refresher and I don’t really want to do it using any other method than SSIW!
I would like to have French language here. I have also gone through the basic learning of French from college-essay-writing-service and now studying more in-depth regrading the language and its really fun.
Hello! It’s me here, the broken record
Polyglot gathering is getting under way later in the first half of this year (both online and in person for the first time since Covid!). Invariably, the topic turns to “what languages do you speak?”. Invariably, the response to Welsh is “how did you learn THAT?”. And invariably there is huge interest when I explain the SSi method. There are some that have done Pimsleur and have been super bored when it comes to the lack of practicality of many parts of the course. They are always impressed with SSi.
Most don’t want to learn welsh, although I’ve sent a couple of people here who have. Is there any good news I might be able to share with them about upcoming courses? Even English (although most speak it already) or Chinese (very popular right now) or Portuguese? Of course I’m still waiting for German
I’m contemplating joining Pimsleur again. They now have a polyglot option with all 51 languages for A$29 per month. That’s a lot of money but that’s also a lot of languages. But I’d rather give it to you!
I’d love to see courses for Korean and Irish. Maybe even a course for Japanese too.
I’m not in any way being rude, but why is it all taking so long to bring out more languages in the SSI series? I’ve been waiting many years for more, but nothing seems to materialise
I happen to know that there are actually a few languages being developed, and some of them in a quite advanced phase*.
I have no knowledge of all the exact reasons of why it took/it’s taking/it will take a bit more time to release new languages.
But one thing for sure is that there’s some big technical improvements being made and tested to allow more flexibility and customization to each learner (and their needs/preferences).
And this just takes time. But I’m very curious to see the end result because it seems well worth the wait!
*Edit @Liam.Q including Mandarin and/or English for Mandarin speakers, as far as I know
So, it has been quite a while since the last update; any news/teasers or the like?