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This is a place for all sorts of off-topic discussion.

You can post anon or un-anon, per your personal preference, as usual.

All I ask is that you stay civil and (hopefully) friendly.

If you also want to use this thread to try to find a beta for a fic, or ask a brit-pick-ish question, I think that would be an acceptable use. Have fun!


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Re: What's your native language, meme?

Hello to all you ESL people who answered in such beautiful English! I'm an American, and I've been studying French for about two years now. I tried to move into French fic to help me improve faster, but was appalled at how ignorant of the language I still am.

I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share how long they've been speaking English, so I have some idea how long it will take me to become reasonably fluent?

Re: What's your native language, meme?

This ESL person had little to no knowledge of English until about ten years ago, when I started educating myself using the internet. At this point in time I can understand written English near perfectly, I can understand spoken English well enough if I concentrate, and when I write in English it takes me a while to put to paper what I want to say, but I sort of get there eventually. However, when last summer I went to London and had to speak English, I found it pretty difficult, because putting words to what I wanted to say took me very long.

I think that the reason I'm still rather bad at speaking English, while I'm good at understanding written English, is simply because I read a lot in English, yet I rarely have the opportunity to speak it. So my tip if you want to become more fluent at speaking French, is to speak French. After all, practice makes perfect! ;)

Also, I had French lessons in secondary school for six years, and am now capable only of basic conversation.

Re: What's your native language, meme?

Thank you, that helps a lot!

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