whose native tougue is not English?Then how do u study English?
2 Feb 07
My wife is a Filipina whose native tongue is Tagalog and the dialect Ilonggo. She is very fluent in English, although there are times when I need to correct her slightly, which she appreciates. She also speaks Chinese which is handy sometimes when we are in the local chinese stores or restaurants. I asked my wife a question just last week, do you think in English or Ilonggo while in the UK or needing to write in English, she replied it's easier to think in English as sometimes it's difficult to translate.
20 Feb 07
Mostly all educated lot from India can speak and write in English, though their native language is not English.This is for the two reasons, since India is a Common wealth Country its having the influence of English on the society and English is taught in many Schools,. There are many English medium schools and a almost every one wants himsef/herself to get educated in English as the chances of further studies do get increased if one seeks education in English medium. Second thing is English is one of our official language so many people use this a communication language. English language is not very hard to learn and now adays for the students who are weak in English and if they are genuinely interested to learn the language, there are many Coaching Centres from where one can easily learn so. Regarding the tranlating into English yes that is not too hard for me, For that matter I can translate not only from my mother tongue o English but from five to six other Indian languages I can trasplate! Yes by costant practice one can definitely progress and Mylot is not an exception for that! Thanks for initiating such an interesting discussion!
20 Feb 07
My native tongue is not english. I am chinese indonesian. I mostly speak hokkianese at home. It is not difficult to study english to me. I studied english at school. I took english course years ago. Now, i improve my english at university. I am in english literature faculty. I am quite talented in english. Mylot does advance my english a lot. I seldom practice my english in myplace. Mylot is a great place to practice my written english.
19 Feb 07
My native tounge is Malay language. I started learning formally English language when i went to kindy. Then i continued all the way studying English during my school years. On top of that, my parents also speak to me in English since they are also fluent in the language. Oh, i forgot to mention that my mother was an English teacher. Yes, i can translate my native tounge language to English, though sometimes i still have to refer to the dictionnary when it comes to bombastic words. I find that by joining myLot, my English has improved since i tend to practise a lot here on myLot.
19 Feb 07
here in the philippines, most of the people speak in tagalog. though, english is our second main language. it is the language being used as a medium of instruction. we used it in teaching the subjects like science and technology, mathematics and of course, the english subject itself wherein subject verb agreement and grammar is being taught. that's why we are lucky because most of our citizens do know how to speak and understand the english language
25 Feb 07
English is my second language. I learned it back home just so I could get a job easier. My homeland was Dutch colony so more people can speak Dutch than English there and so I never got to use it until I met my husband on Yahoo Chat. He is British Canadian and it took me some time to understand what the hell he was talking about LOL When I met my husband's family they asked me why I speak like "yankees" I have no idea why they said that but I was so offended. It helps if you learn foreign language when you were young, they said. I learned Mandarin and French when I was 20 but now I could only remember very few words or close to nothing. A waste of time? Maybe, in my case!
24 Feb 07
I study english at school . I can't tell that I'm excelent at english but I try to improve my knowledge more and more . I also like this language so it's easier for me to learn it because I enjoy doing it . On the other hand I hate french . . . What about you ? Do you have a language that seems impossible to be learnt ?