Language Transfer began releasing their French course about two weeks ago, by this time with a course they usually have close to two dozen tracks released. They only have five French ones out so far and they are asking for native French speaking volunteers to proof the courses so they can be released faster.
@bouchka francevwsitesurfgabriellelakapsule44 I'm sure that we have many native French speakers on the forum, but you are the first ones that come to mind for me. Maybe some of you would be interested or know someone else who would be interested?
Does someone know a little more about this site. Is it new, where is it located, who is the manager?
Lento do you know them or did you just discovered them by chance.
I had a look to the site, but it is not enough (I am bad at computer). I just want to know where I am going to put my feet (où je vais mettre les pieds)!
I have some time and will share it with pleasure but I don't want to waste it.
Thanks to share with me your opinion or experiences about that.
I discovered the site by chance over a year and a half ago when I was looking for Spanish resources. I fell in love with it because after I finished listening to half of it I was able to breeze through the duolingo reverse Spanish course were I was previously stuck. He has a way of teaching you a language without you having to memorize. He teaches what he calls the "panorama" of the language, he claimes that after you finish you can learn the rest just by practicing. I think it is a great course, I've listened to it four times now. I learned to conjugate all the Spanish verbs without memorizing them and I can usually navigate my way through all the little confusing pronouns now. I'm really excited about the French course.
it's managed by a man named Mihalis, I can't remember his last name because it's kind of tricky. It's just him and whatever volunteers he can get. all I know about him is from the monthly update videos he releases and what he has on his website. I think he is based in Spain at the moment although I think I heard him mention that he was from London in the Spanish course. In his last few video updates he said that he was wanting to move to Lisben for a while, he was asking for help finding a place to stay. I think he likes to move around and give language workshops.
He gets his funds through private classes and donations from users, he won't accept any official funding from anyone because he doesn't want to be beholden. He did accept a commission for the Swahili course but he's not accepting anymore at the moment because he is so busy with his other courses. He chooses what course to make next by votes, I think you get one free vote and the rest you pay for. I believe he's stated that he is now up to about 900 dollars a month this way.
I think French is his ninth course, I think he's only been doing this a few years, probably less than five. In his last few video updates he's said that he needs volunteers to help proof these courses, I think he had some drop out. He is also trying to change the way he does things and get more volunteers to help write and record the courses so they can be released faster. He has an upcoming publication on how to write the courses that I'm excited about.
The courses are free and available on his site as well as YouTube and soundcloud, the courses are 45-90 tracks long but each track is only between 5 and 15 minutes so you could give one a listen pretty easily.
Last Edit: Aug 23, 2017 14:47:47 GMT by Lento: becuse I spelled "and" wrong
Your welcome. I hope he finds some volunteers to help get the tracks out faster. One good thing about them coming out slowly like this is that I have listened to the first five tracks over and over. If there were dozens out now I would be rushing through them all.
"LT needs serious and dedicated proofers. This involves carefully listening to audios before they are released and reporting any possible errors/problems. At the moment LT needs natives of German, French and Swahili! Participate for the opportunity to think about your own language in a way you may never have before!"
The French course is an introduction course so it will be 45 lessons if it is the same as the Introduction to Italian course. I think there will probably be around 7.5 hours of audio because the full 90 lesson Spanish course has 15 hours. I don't know if he expects each volunteer to listen to all of it or if he's breaking it up between volunteers. In one of his video updates I think he said that he had the French course all recorded and it just needs checking but I may be confusing it with Swahilli.
He has this volunteer opportunity listed in the "dedicated" section where he has several other opportunities but he also has a casual section.