27 May 2014

Can English speakers learn languages?

Of course English speakers can learn languages, but mostly  they don’t. Why? Here is a guest article I wrote on the subject recently for an interesting new blog on language learning called Lingholic. 

This blog belongs to Sam, a fellow Canadian polyglot who lives in Ottawa. He manages to combine his passion for learning languages, his blog and a full time job. With this growing army of language bloggers, the world is slowly becoming more open to the joys of learning languages, or at least I hope so!

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  1. Mike
    Posted June 1, 2014 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Great article ! I agree learning a language is like any other skill. It requires determination and hard work. A lot of English native speakers will be truly impressed if a person can speak an ‘exotic’ Asian language. But it’s as tough for an English speaker to learn any language as it is a other language speaker to learn English. However, we rarely give them as much credit.

  2. Katherine
    Posted August 2, 2014 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Native English speakers don’t learn second languages because, for the most part, we don’t need to. The US and Canada are both geographically huge, and the UK and Australia are both islands. And English is the world’s most widely spoken second language. So it’s very possible to stay in a monolingual English bubble almost anywhere in the world.

    This also makes it very difficult for English speakers to immerse themselves in other languages. People from other countries always want to practice their English, and their English is probably better than our [Language X] anyway.

  3. Posted April 6, 2015 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Yes! I believe so they can. They can also learn english from native speakers. Try http://preply.com/en/skype/english-native-speakers and you can learn many too.

  4. Mateo
    Posted July 22, 2015 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    It’s good site. I have very good experience with https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sa.stranslater there we can learn all languages it’s really helpful.

  5. Posted May 12, 2016 at 1:25 am | Permalink

    Nice Post.. Excellent Info.. Really amazing.. This was a fantastic article… really superb….

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