Why am I bad at english? Because I'm French!

August 24 2015

French people are bad at english for several reasons: historical, cultural, the school system and the systematic use of dubbing english movies and TV in French... Google it if you want to learn more about it. We're really late compared to other countries. I often hear "but why are the French so bad at english?" when I travel abroad.

I'm bad at english but i'm getting better.
2 years ago I decided to really learn to speak english. It's not only about learning the basic rules of grammar like they teach in school. It's about writing, understanding and above all speaking english!
I learn alone, that takes time. Fortunately, there are wonderful tools all around the Internet to learn new languages, for example Duolingo or Lyricstraining: i recommend these sites.
Travelling also helps a lot. Go to a country where people speak the language you want to learn. The progress will be huge. With English, the choice is large because it's an universal language: i learned a lot in Spain, Greece, Ireland and the States these past months.

Then, you have to read, read, read. Articles, books and everything you come across.

That's the reason why I joined The Listserve, to have a new text to read in english every day.
So know that you've all been contributing to my learning for two years now, THANKS TO YOU ALL !!

I'm a 26 years old woman, I live in Dijon but in one month I'll move to Montpellier for my job. I'm an IT manager.
I love my life, my friends, wine, travels (alone or with friends), my orange bear, meeting people, sharing.

-> If you're passing by Montpellier, send me an email. I'll be happy to show you the city or to share a moment with you.

-> If you want to exchange with me, in english or in french, send me an email.

-> And one more thing, a question: what's the last thing you did for the first time?

Act as if it were impossible to fail,

Coralie D.
[email protected]
Dijon, France

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