It’s always great to hear stories from ELLs. They provided important insight into how language learning takes place, and how teachers can better craft their methods.
From someone who comes from a bilingual country where English is one of the two officials languages, I always found it weird to not be able to have a two minutes conversation. Having four hours of English courses weekly in high school and just three during my bachelor program wasn’t enough to reach my goal, I mean being able to be fluent in English. After an interview in a sales company that was hiring people who were able to speak and write French and English very well, I felt like it was the right time to take the bull by the horns because I missed that opportunity. That was a good one and I knew that if I don’t overcome that lack, I will miss many others.
I decided to attend English courses during the summer because I was free and I really wanted to dedicate…
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