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Can we learn
to speak a
foreign
language like
a native? 

   3: ‘ in  I‘ n
1   Can weexpectto speak      
  foreign language like a native, 

    if westart learning as an  
   adult?
I know people whose

ABHEHTY

to express themselves in a foreign

LANGUAGE

exceeds that of many native
speakers.
There are famous authors who write in a
language that is not their own,  with
elegance and accuracy.  using a range of
voc...
There are other people who are so
good at pronouncing a foreign
language that they can almost be
mistaken for a native.  b...
Such people.  however.  are

v 6‘ 7—-*.  7-“
I  I , v
I  ‘ -‘
_~J _"; -.I_“J. l.. “

Speaking like a native.  being mistak...
We can still use the native
speaker as a model,  as we
use sports stars,  even
though we know we will not

be able to full...
X/ e shouldjust strive to constantly improve,  and

to enjoy communicating and GOYLWECTIVLQ

with a new language and cultu...
Whenever we succeed in communicating. 
that is speaking.  writing.  listening or reading. 
we should congratulate ourselves.
Visit Steve's blog.  o o
twitter and youtube . /-—-‘Joe
channel for more tips. 
advice.  and
motivation. 

   

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Can we expect to speak a foreign language like a native, if we start learning as an adult?

I know people whose ability to express themselves in a foreign language exceeds that of many native speakers.

There are famous authors who write in a language that is not their own, with elegance and accuracy, using a range of vocabulary that most native speakers can’t match.

There are other people who are so good at pronouncing a foreign language that they can almost be mistaken for a native, but not quite.

Such people, however, are rare.
Speaking like a native, being mistaken for a native, is essentially not a practical goal.

We can still use the native speaker as a model, as we use sports stars, even though we know we will not be able to fully imitate them.

We should just strive to constantly improve, and to enjoy communicating and connecting with a new language and culture.

Whenever we succeed in communicating, that is speaking, writing, listening or reading, we should congratulate ourselves.

Can we learn to speak like a native?

  1. 1. Can we learn to speak a foreign language like a native? 3: ‘ in I‘ n
  2. 2. 1 Can weexpectto speak foreign language like a native, if westart learning as an adult?
  3. 3. I know people whose ABHEHTY to express themselves in a foreign LANGUAGE exceeds that of many native speakers.
  4. 4. There are famous authors who write in a language that is not their own, with elegance and accuracy. using a range of vocabulary that most native speakers i , g can't match. .17; . J L2 ggé.
  5. 5. There are other people who are so good at pronouncing a foreign language that they can almost be mistaken for a native. but not quite. . ‘, > / /"V .
  6. 6. Such people. however. are v 6‘ 7—-*. 7-“ I I , v I ‘ -‘ _~J _"; -.I_“J. l.. “ Speaking like a native. being mistaken for a native. is essentially not a practical goal.
  7. 7. We can still use the native speaker as a model, as we use sports stars, even though we know we will not be able to fully imitate them.
  8. 8. X/ e shouldjust strive to constantly improve, and to enjoy communicating and GOYLWECTIVLQ with a new language and culture. - 4 V
  9. 9. Whenever we succeed in communicating. that is speaking. writing. listening or reading. we should congratulate ourselves.
  10. 10. Visit Steve's blog. o o twitter and youtube . /-—-‘Joe channel for more tips. advice. and motivation. L _ ___ _/ i Ei1fEltLD‘3/ / DDfl®giCEfl@flfiEi1gUflfiSiIo@®flDfl/ @iifi1111g'ost<ev<1:
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Can we expect to speak a foreign language like a native, if we start learning as an adult? I know people whose ability to express themselves in a foreign language exceeds that of many native speakers. There are famous authors who write in a language that is not their own, with elegance and accuracy, using a range of vocabulary that most native speakers can’t match. There are other people who are so good at pronouncing a foreign language that they can almost be mistaken for a native, but not quite. Such people, however, are rare. Speaking like a native, being mistaken for a native, is essentially not a practical goal. We can still use the native speaker as a model, as we use sports stars, even though we know we will not be able to fully imitate them. We should just strive to constantly improve, and to enjoy communicating and connecting with a new language and culture. Whenever we succeed in communicating, that is speaking, writing, listening or reading, we should congratulate ourselves.

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