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Learning English

In the first three years of my schooling we had English as the medium of instruction.  Later they switched over to the vernacular with English being a second language. 

I still remember when I was in the first standard the teacher called out asking whose book that was.  She had my book in her hand.  I boldly said ‘I book’  The teacher was happy that atleast I was able to understand what she had said.  That was just the beginning. 

Much water has flowed under the bridge since then  and today I can say I have perfected the language thanks to the kind of exposure I have had.  My family has played a role and having worked for a multi-national that has helped too. I have written for several sites that pay, particularly iwriter and wikinuts. 

I know a few other languages but I can express myself the best in English. 

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  1. We have always had English classes over the years in school, but since it was a second foreign language for me, I didn’t really pay much attention. I started learning it more seriously in my early 20s and the internet helped a lot.

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  2. English is used as a medium of instruction in my country from preschool to university. It’s like learning in English countries. But, in the process many don’t know how to speak their native language.

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  3. Good for you. I find languages very hard to learn. I live in Israel and what Hebrew I learned as a kid was not the same Hebrew they speak in the country I learned. I had to go learn the language and it is not easy I will tell you. I speak ok,but, my writing and reading are not that great. i can watch things on Netflix in Hebrew and get the drift of what is going on.

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