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.
Are you a native English speaker?