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Since I joined italki, I learned some things that helped me to improve my english. But, I think I could have done more to achive better goals. If you can quatify your progress, what would it be?
I think you can quantify your progress by doing TOEFL exam or IELETS . I did TOEFL ITP and I plan to do TOEFL iBT. In my humble opinion, asking people to quantify your progress does not work ,especially in the discussion forum since there is no clear vision in this part and there is a lot of trolls here.
Thanks for your reply comandante, I see your point. Also, I consider some questions in forum don't give the feedback we need to learn something new. I mean, I have seen a lot of questions like "how do you learn english fast?". No ofense to anyone, but for me, it doesn't help at all if we look for some advance english.
I often feel that if I were to spend less time on the internet, even Italki, I would be able to approve a lot faster.
very good post I appreciate it,
to quantify something you always need to keep close track on your performance and set benchmark or target for yourself if after particular time if you do meet your targets then you are moving in right direction
Oscar Gonzales : I agree with you. Also, you must consider your language background, for instance, it won't surprised me when I see you make a fast progress in Italian because Italian and Spanish are very close but for Arabian person the progress will take time since there is no relation between Arabic and English. In this case, I don't like a bigot who want to boast their level (without any consideration to the person's language backround) by complaining about mistakes in English (Mostly they use these mistakes to fed their ego). This behaviour always bring disorder to this site . Nevertheless, TOEFL exam is designed for the north American universities and I highly recommend it for you.
Alexander999: Thank you , I appreciate your opinion.