Sukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8 Posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4094 times:
I started to learn English when I was ten and I really hated it! Me and my father went on a road trip to Germany, Belgium, Holland, France and Great Britain in 1990 when I was twelve at one gas station in GB I had to go to the toilet and you had to ask for the key very embarrassing I asked "Key, toilet!".
We where camping outside London and I wanted to buy some stuff behind the desk and I could not speak English so I just went behind the desk an grabbed the things I wanted!
And now I have travelled a lot around the world and my English is great and I speak English every day at my work at ARN airport. I have learned Spanish aswell! what about you?
Legoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3308 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4076 times:
I learnt english when I was 3 because I'm english.lol. Honestly though, I would love to be able to speak to languages fluently! I did learn abit of Irish, German, and French at school, but I can't remember any of it now. I need to reserve brain space for other things now!
Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
HBDAN From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 661 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4023 times:
I started english courses at school when I was 13. However I had the chance to stay 2 months in Cambridge UK and 2 months in Perth... and a month in an english speaking country is better than 10 years at school!
Also use it every single day at work!
Fly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3966 times:
During the 4th grade on Elementary School and then again in highschool. Every single year, whether because I changed schools or new teachers got hired I got stuck with like 5 years working on the verb to BE.
I am, you are, he is, she is, it is, we are, you are, they are...
My pronunciation improved a lot watching sitcoms with the close-caption feature and talking to tourists in Cancun where I used to live. Finally, I lived in Texas for some time,
Y'all have a good one!
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Carmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3935 times:
Just like Gastón, I started in preschool (only I was 3 ). Half of my classes were in English, so I was talking rather fluently by the time I finished 6th grade.
After graduating from high school, I decided to continue my language studies and enrolled in an English - Spanish translation program. I'm not studying English at the moment, but I deal with it every day at work; that helps me keep up with my skills.
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SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6254 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3933 times:
Namibia, while it has English as an official language, is not a big English speaking nation (only 6% or some number like that speak it). I learned English because my parents are both Americans, from the western suburbs of Chicago actually, and came to Namibia just a year before I was born (they came in 1982, I was born December 1983), and English was spoken at home growing up. Therefore, despite my being non-American born and raised, I speak with a perfect American accent...Chicago to be exact (Chicaaaago)
TheSunseeker From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3845 times:
my parents plugged me to the computer and loaded me with some languages via my personal USB port. I wont tell you where it is though my HDD is almost full, I find it difficult to improve my english into the details...
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AirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3841 times:
Quoting TheSunseeker (Reply 21): my parents plugged me to the computer and loaded me with some languages via my personal USB port. I wont tell you where it is though my HDD is almost full, I find it difficult to improve my english into the details...
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