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Yuneyn

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Re: Chat thread :)
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2014, 07:11:07 am »
Somehow I have the feeling that a lot of people who speak correct English had to learn it by themselves. In France the education is horrible when it comes to foreign languages, we start late and some teachers are just not good at all. I had one in college who regularly made mistakes while writing on the board and we had to correct him... XD

As for me, I remember wanting to understand the lyrics of the English songs I was listening to when I was younger. And with the beginning of the internet a little later, everything was in English, so if I wanted to find information about my passions I had to become better. I started watching movies and TV shows in English with English subs as soon as I got a DVD player, and it helped a lot. By the time I was in college, you could definitely see the difference between people who, like me, had practiced by themselves; and the ones who only stuck to the school lessons. Those could form sentences... with difficulty.

Now I know that I'm far from being bilingual, but I can't imagine my life without English. Internet, books, TV shows, music... it's all in English for me, and the animes I watch have to have English subs. French translations have pissed me off more than I can tell XD (like how Shion became Aster in the No.6 novel...) I talk to myself in English when I'm alone too^^ I was such a bad student, but English was the only subject I've always been good at, so it's important to me to keep getting better.

Anyway, sorry for rambling! I need to read "The Fall" too, I'll keep it in my tabs and read it when I'm back home tonight ;)

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