Dating is a great way to learn a language
March 16, 2007 6:35am CST
Hi Someone told me recently that dating, and ultimately having a relationship with someone who speaks the language you want to learn, is a fantastic way to learn a language. I suppose it's easier to learn and speak in a very relaxed way. I'd love to know if anyone has found this good. So, I came across a new site that aims to bring people together to practice language skills. Members can upload a profile and search for people who speak the language they want to learn. It mainly focuses on Spanish and English, but there are many members who speak lots of other languages. The website www.spanglish.ie Chow
• United States
9 Nov 12
It is good if you already know enough of the language to communicate. It tends to work only one way. For example, I tend to date guys whose first language is not English (Arabic, Pashto, Hindi) I pick up very little of the language, but through spending more time with me, they find that their English has improved as well as their confidence in English! It's kinda funny, but it makes sense since the best way to learn a language is to use it in real situations, for real communication. I don't learn as much because I can already communicate with them in my first language, so there is less of a need for me to use it. I try, though! It doesn't have to be a dating relationship, but it can be a friendship. Usually people spend more time communicating with their girl/boyfriend though... They should be open and honest about their intentions for the relationship. It should never be about using the person to learn their language or get ahead... Also, in person is better than online.