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After only being in england for 4 or 5 months he speaks quite good english, anderson doesn't speak in interviews in english (he speaks in portuguese sp), but nani did on MUTV and he's actually quite good, link below (you may need to turn the volume up, my digital camera was quite far from the screen) :)
 

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He's easier to understand than any scouser I've ever heard talking anyway.........;)



after only a few months of learning the language, that is damn good...........:)
 

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Hate to annoy you but 5-6 months is about average to learn this.

I found English very, very easy to learn, French too is the same.

But.....

I would guarantee that if any one of you - no matter your education levels - went
to live in France, Spain, Germany or even Romania ;) - and you mixed with the
people you would learn the language to a reasonable conversation level in 6
months. Assuming they don't use English for you......

Yes it's true - when you have no choice to learn it's a quick process......

Within 1 year you would be quite good at writing and after 3 years of this you
should be fluent. To the same standard as the locals.
 

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carlyluvsunited said:
Hate to annoy you but 5-6 months is about average to learn this.

I found English very, very easy to learn, French too is the same.

But.....

I would guarantee that if any one of you - no matter your education levels - went
to live in France, Spain, Germany or even Romania ;) - and you mixed with the
people you would learn the language to a reasonable conversation level in 6
months. Assuming they don't use English for you......

Yes it's true - when you have no choice to learn it's a quick process......

Within 1 year you would be quite good at writing and after 3 years of this you
should be fluent. To the same standard as the locals.

carly you have hit the nail on the head............quality post...

I have been 'studying' my native language, Irish, for over 14 years now and still can barely put 10 sentences together in it and can't keep a conversation going at all.....

We study Irish poetry and stories and answer questions instead of learning how to speak the language......:eek:..........It's ludicrous......


I started learning French as a subject at school 5 years ago and can keep a conversation going far more comfotably than I can in Irish and can always think of what a word means in French when trying to learn Irish......!!

Definitely, if you are going to try and learn a language, you must spend time in a place where that language is commonly spoken...........:)
 

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They teach you Irish the wrong way.

They teach all languages the wrong way.

Conversation is the ONLY way to learn.

Learn the language - then time to worry about poems and other stuff.

I speak to younger people who are my friends maybe 17-18 years who study
French for 3 years in school and nothing !!! They can't speak to me in French !!!

Why ?

I study English now for 3 years by talking to people non-stop (maybe you
noticed :p ) and now I have English as good as some English people.

This shows the difference.....

Maybe someone let the schools know !
 

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carlyluvsunited said:
They teach you Irish the wrong way.

They teach all languages the wrong way.

Conversation is the ONLY way to learn.

Learn the language - then time to worry about poems and other stuff.

I speak to younger people who are my friends maybe 17-18 years who study
French for 3 years in school and nothing !!! They can't speak to me in French !!!

Why ?

I study English now for 3 years by talking to people non-stop (maybe you
noticed :p ) and now I have English as good as some English people.

This shows the difference.....

Maybe someone let the schools know !


It is utterly ridiculous the way it is thought and makes the subject boring and repetitive instaed of interesting.......


French though is much better, the way it is thought, there is much more emphasise placed on speaking the language than studying poems, stories etc........


Oh carly how I try to let them know, but we are quite an old fashioned country in some ways, and the fact that the present government is still in power, shows that we are a country scared of change and scared to stand up and say what we think......


Irish should be thought the way you said and so many more, by learning it the way languages should be learnt........by speaking it.......:)
 

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Yeah I watched his interview on MUTV today, I was so impressed with his english, and it wasn't long ago when he first came to United, I'm sure Ronaldo is giving him secret english lessons and I'm sure Manucho will also pick up the language fast, thanks to Ronaldo.

Great game today and great goals Ronny!!! 2-1!!
 

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Keano4taoiseach said:
Irish should be thought the way you said and so many more, by learning it the way languages should be learnt........by speaking it.......:)
sure you cant be that far away from conamara lad bein from the wesht, go in and start talkin to the goons as gaeilge agus beidh tú líofa sara fada!!
my owld lads from the gaeltacht so ispeak pretty good irish, poems are a loada bollox, as ye were saying ya need to be forced into speaking a language to learn it, i picked up loadsa spanish in the few months i was studying in cuba having never learned it before, did french in school for 5 years and all i can say is i hate french!!
 
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