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*** Welcome to Virtual School House Vance!
Vance: @64,64 !It's Vance
Maggi: Hi. I was in the auditorium with Aalan
Vance: oh, did he leave?
Maggi: yes, he was expecting an important call...
Maggi: he will try to come later again.
Ying-Lan: @64,64 !It's Ying-Lan
Vance: Hi Ying Lan. We were waiting for you.
Maggi: Hi Ying?
Maggi: I have a question first...
Ying-Lan: How long have you been here?
Maggi: I have friends in Australia...they are going to China.
Maggi: They want to learn Mandarin.
Maggi: Do you know of any online sites...?
Ying-Lan: Oh,,,any online sites?
Vance: Good idea. It would be useful to know Mandarin in China. Then you can claim you're a student.
Ying-Lan: What's kind of sites?
Maggi: a place to learn the language
Maggi: are there any?
Vance: As usual, I have a list.
Maggi: you do?!
Vance: Lemme look it up.
Ying-Lan: ^Studying Mandarin web site?
Ying-Lan: ^I am sorry, I don't know that.
Ying-Lan: ^There are a lot of web site in Chinese.
Maggi: I just told her I would ask and see if you knew of any sites.
Maggi: yes...but a site where you can learn the language.
Ying-Lan: ^Can you wait a second, let me check it by search site.
Vance: I seem to have a slowup on contacting geocities, second sunday in a row.
Vance: Meanwhile, on Netstat: http://pervasive.com/support/technical/papers/iptrouble.html
Maggi: bad time of the day maybe...
Vance: My machine is acting up. My other computer goes right to it.
Vance: Last week, NEITHER computer would reach Geocities.
Ying-Lan: What kind of web site do you need?
Ying-Lan: ^How to study mandarin?
Maggi: Her husband just wanted a site to learn Mandarin Chinese
Maggi: good question
Vance: try http://www.surfchina.com/
Ying-Lan: ^I just sent one to you, mad
Vance: Here's one: http://philo.ucdavis.edu/CHINESE/online.htm
Vance: It's on the page whose url I gave you earlier (mine).
Ying-Lan: ^Have you got it? I hope it is helpful.
Vance: It's a course in Mandarin.
Maggi: Ok I have all of them pasted in...thanks guys...:-)
Vance: Now, about this song that Ying Lan wrote .. did you get it, Maggi?
Ying-Lan: So... Vance
Ying-Lan: ^Vance, I did not write the song...
Vance: It's GREAT! I love it.
Ying-Lan: ^It is a famous song in Taiwan.
Vance: Oh, is it your suggested theme song for us?
Ying-Lan: I only sent it to you Vance.
Vance: Shall I forward it to Maggi?
Maggi: :_) please...
Ying-Lan: ^please, what?
Ying-Lan: ^Do you want to listen it?
Ying-Lan: ^Do you think it is illegaly I send it to egroup without authorization?
Vance: I would like to listen. Have you got an mp3 or real audio file for it?
Vance: Hi Roy!
Maggi: Hi Roy!
Ying-Lan: ^I don't know how to make it by real audio G2.
Ying-Lan: hi Roy
Roy: hi ying
Maggi: Where are you from Roy<>?
Ying-Lan: ^"Open Up" is the theme song of "Nestlecafe" CF this year in Asia.
Maggi: Oh...Alan was here earlier and he was also from Switzerland.
Vance: Another from Switzerland. That's where Alan was from, right?
Roy: I'm his son
Maggi: he lives near the Italian border.
Vance: Oh, cool.
Ying-Lan: ^Great! The singer of "Open Up", she went to college in Switzerland.
Vance: If Open up is used for advertising, it's probably alright to record it and send it out.
Maggi: I should get my son on here too!
Roy: that's will be nice
Maggi: sure :-)
Ying-Lan: Do you speak English in College? Roy.
Roy: In my school I speak italian
Maggi: His father works in physiotherapy and needs it to read journals and other information
Vance: How did you find us, Roy?
Roy: my father find you
Maggi: I know someone now that I can practice Italian with...:-)
Roy: I don't know how
Vance: Just curious.
Member 75: @64,64 !It's Member 75
Maggi: he went to the efi site
Member 76: @64,64 !It's Member 76
Maggi: and followed the instructions and downloaded the Palace software.
Vance: oh ...
Maggi: smart guy...
Roy: how many students comes here?
Maggi: I bet his son is just as smart...so Roy, why would you like to improve your English?
Maggi: sometimes a lot...
Roy: for my future!
Maggi: good boy...see he is smart!
Roy: I think english is important
Vance: You can visit our chat logs if you like. Usually we have 2 or 3 teachers here and 2 or 3 students.
Maggi: You are right...at least for Europe at the moment.
Ying-Lan: ^You speak Italian in School?
Roy: I learned english in england
Maggi: How long were you there for?
Ying-Lan: ^maggi, I just sent "Open Up" to you by email.
Roy: I was there for three months
Member 76: Hi Vance
Maggi: A good start Roy...
Ying-Lan: ^Roy, are you from Italy?
Maggi: Hi number 76<<!
Roy: no I'm from switzerland
Vance: Hi 76. Are you settling in?
Maggi: Roy...what class are you in?
Ying-Lan: But you said you speak italian in school, what kind of language do you speak with your family?
Vance: Where are you joining us from?
Maggi: Switzerland has 3 languages Ying...
Roy: I'm in the second year of secondary
Roy: secondary is right?
Member 76: Excuse Vance what did you say?
Maggi: which iws?
Maggi: secondary is right
Vance: I just wondered where you are from.
Roy: I'm 15 years old
Ying-Lan: ^I knew that... but I rememer they speak Germany, France
Member 76: I'm from Chile
Maggi: so you are in the 9th class or so...
Ying-Lan: ^I knew that... but I rememer they speak Germany, Franch and.. The third one is Italian?
Vance: (The forth is Romansche? Am I right?)
Maggi: German, French, Italian Ying
Vance: From Chile! Great country. I was there a couple of years back. I especially enjoyed Pucon.
Ying-Lan: ^What is the native language in Switzerland?
Maggi: Vance has been everywhere!
Maggi: There is not one native language Ying...
Maggi: It depends where you live...
Member 76: Really? Pucon is wonderful I'm going almost all the summer near there
Maggi: right Roy?
Roy: the most important language is deutsch
Ying-Lan: ^Roy, you have to learn three language ....
Roy: yes that's right
Ying-Lan: ^Roy, you have to learn three languages ....
Maggi: but it is not the same German spoken in Germany...:-)
Vance: Very relaxing place ... have you been to the top of the volcano?
Roy: german sorry
Maggi: yes Ying...he has to learn 3 languages...
Ying-Lan: ^That's great!
Maggi: 4 actually when you consider English
Ying-Lan: ^Do you think it is a kind of trouble to speak different languages?
Maggi: the more lanuages yop
Maggi: you know the easier it gets...
Member 76: No my family was on the "cavern"
Maggi: I would love to visit these places in South America.
Member 76: Did you learn spanish?
Ying-Lan: Why? maggi
Roy: I speak also spanish
Vance: I was studying Spanish and speaking it some in Chile, but I don't know Spanish all that well.
Maggi: I did but in Mexico...it is not the same Spanish they speak in Sprain
Member 76: entrance in a side of the volcano
Maggi: do you have a problem between Spanish and Italian Roy?
Vance: I like going in caves, but I didn't know about the cavern.
Ying-Lan: ^I can not image why you can speak these language, Roy, you are only a teenage now.
Roy: no I speak spanish only when I am in Mexico
Member 76: How long did you stay in Pucon?
Maggi: It it easier for him Ying...
Ying-Lan: ^I have been studying English for over 15 years. I still can not speak good Engilsh....
Roy: but my german is not good
Vance: 5 days, enough to climb the mountain, go rafting, and visit the baths.
Maggi: I met a boy once who was only 6 and spoke 5 languages fluently.
Maggi: Spoke them...with other children
Maggi: no children want to communicate to play...
Maggi: ...it is very motivating
Maggi: it is not talent...necessity..
Maggi: I learned German because I wanted to talk to people.
Ying-Lan: ^Last week, I watched TV show... it was a Japanese Tv progam.. There was a French who spoke good Japanese.... I was so scare that.
Maggi: Why scared Ying?
Vance: scared of that?
Maggi: a Frenchman or a woman?
Ying-Lan: ^I have studied Jpanese when I was in juiour College. But I can not speak Japnaese eventhoug I studied it hard.
Maggi: you never had anyone to practice with
Ying-Lan: ^I have studied Jpanese when I was in juiour College. But I could not speak Japnaese eventhoug I studied it hard.
Maggi: you never NEEDED to speak Japaese..
Ying-Lan: ^My grand mother speak Japanese.
Member 76: Hi again what happen?
Maggi: did you try to practice with her?
Vance: You need to have a NEED to be motivated to study a language.
Ying-Lan: Yes, I did.
Vance: to learn it, I mean.
Vance: What happened? Did you leave?
Ying-Lan: ^But I only asked her to do my homework.
Maggi: Ying...no wonder...:-)
mackie: @64,64 !It's mackie
Maggi: Hi Mackie
Vance: Hello Mackie.
mackie: hi all...
Member 78: @64,64 !It's Member 78
Ying-Lan: I was lazy.. he
Maggi: lazy won't aq language learn...:-)
Vance: We've got people here from Taiwan, Abu Dhabi, Switzerland, Germany, and Chile. Where are you from Mackie.
Vance: Chile just returned.
mackie: I guess I'm the oddball.....from USA.......
Member 78: Yes I had a problem with the connection
Ying-Lan: Thanks maggi.
Vance: That often happens. Oh well, on again, off again.
Ying-Lan: ^Good advice.
Maggi: no problem...Vance and I are Americans...
Member 78: I'm here
Vance: And you are ... ?
mackie: so do people really come here for language lessons?
Maggi: they sure do!!!!
mackie: :*just curious*
Vance: Well, Mackie, we're part of a larger class that meets in email and on the web and here.
Maggi: yes it iss great! :-)
Vance: Do you know our url?
brian-r: @64,64 !It's brian-r
mackie: I was just surfing throught the directory of palaces and thought I'd peek in.
Ying-Lan: May I have your name Member 78? Do you want me call you 78?
Vance: Here's our url: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4631/efi/webheads.htm
Maggi: Hi brain!
mackie: but what I really need is to learn french.. anyone know any french language sites?
Vance: Hi Brian. Welcome back
Member 78: My name is María Eugenia (something happen that my name doesn't appear)
Vance: I happen to have some French sites listed at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4631/for_lang.htm#french
brian-r: Hello everybody. Why can't we all have an avatar like Vance's?
Member 78: Do you know how can I change the name?
Vance: You can also go to Active Worlds and visit the French chat areas there.
Ying-Lan: @64,64 !It's Ying-Lan
Maggi: Vance can tell you how to do that Brian.
mackie: thanks again, nice to meet you and by-bye
Vance: I think there's an explanation of how to put your picture on your avatar at our Webheads site. I'll look for it.
Vance: Au revoir
Vance: a bientot
Ying-Lan: my pic
Member 78: Maggie where are you from?
Ying-Lan: Sorry, I was off line by my ISP
Maggi: I live in Germany but am not German.
Member 78: Which is your nationality?
Maggi: My passport says I am American.
Member 78: How long have you been living in Germany?
Maggi: 21 years
Ying-Lan: ^She is busy to wear these different icon.
Maggi: just pushing a button
Vance: Brian, if you'll email me I'll dig up the explanation on how to get your own pic in your avatar.
Ying-Lan: Just use the photo shop... copy and paste.
Maggi: I can't remember how to do it Brain...
Vance: It's got to be about 60 by 60 pixels and, it's coming back to me ...
Maggi: oh oh...look out...here it comers...:-)
Ying-Lan: What comes?
Vance: It's in the briefcase. Open that, click new, and ... how do you import?
Ying-Lan: Why do you keep silence?
Ying-Lan: Only want to learn how to make your icon?
Vance: Maybe save the picture in the buffer (from your previous application) and paste it to New in the briefcase?
Maggi: yeh...something with paste Vance...
Vance: You could try that. I'll dig up the instructions and put them on my web page.
Roy: there's a friend that want to know how to go in the palace
Vance: Instructions for getting to the palace (here) are at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4631/efi/software.htm
Ying-Lan: Roy, you are a good helper now.
Ying-Lan: The snoopy is cute.
Ying-Lan: I remember I just used the photoshop to make my icon.
Maggi: I like Snoopy.
Maggi: why is everyone else so queit?
Vance: I'm wrapping up at work. I'll be leaving shortly. We're having people over for dinner.
Maggi: what are you having to eat Vance?
Roy: I was giving the address for the palace to a friend
Vance: Will he be joining us now?
Roy: I think
Ying-Lan: Brian-r, Would you mind telling something about yourself?
Maggi: yes, Brian?
Ying-Lan: ^I have known you are a British. But which part are you from?
brian-r: I'm trying to help my daughter with her homework, so I can't give you all my attention.
Vance: multitask, Brian
Maggi: ok...I think he said north of London last time Ying.
Maggi: I think it is great when men can multitask...it is good for them#
brian-r: That's right, N of London
Ying-Lan: But you are also on line to watch us.
Ying-Lan: ^You are a Engilsh, too.
Maggi: an Englishman
Maggi: or he is English
Maggi: Roy...is your friend there yet?
Ying-Lan: What's difference?
Vance: Brian is teaching another EFI class and he's joining us to see how to do it too.
Roy: he is in Italy
Maggi: One is the word used for the people of a country...
Vance: Dave W gave Brian about 200 students to start out with.
Roy: I'm speaking with him on a chat
Maggi: he tried to give me 500
Ying-Lan: ^That's a big group.
Vance: So you negotiated it down to 200. Good going, Brian.
Maggi: which chat Royß
Maggi: did he offer you 500 hundred too Brian?
brian-r: Sorry guys, I have to go for a swim! Bye for now.
Roy: is the microsoft gaming zone chat
Vance: OK, Brian. See you around.
Maggi: well...now we will never know...have fun...
Maggi: bye Brian
Vance: Listen, I've got to run too. You guys stay on. Does someone want to keep the log from here?
Maggi: well...that is not a place I would go to Roy...
Maggi: ...but my son maybe...:-)
Roy: yes I think
Ying-Lan: It is time to say bye, I think.
Maggi: sheesh...I always get left with this...
Maggi: Ok...let's all just go then :-)
Ying-Lan: Vance, you could get the chat log.
Vance: I'm getting it up to here.
Maggi: yes Vance...
Ying-Lan: ^I can not get the whole one.
Vance: No problem. I save them periodically, so I end up with the whole thing.
Ying-Lan: ^I don't know why... it always is cut...
Vance: It only buffers maybe 256 k.
Ying-Lan: all yeah
Maggi: ok...then I fly the coup toop!
Vance: oh yeah
Vance: ok, Roy, I hope we see you next Sunday.
Maggi: or his father and him both!
Vance: I'm outta here ...
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