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Hello to all, I'm new at Italki.com. I learned about this page thanks to a customer who uses it to improve his Spanish. I think that this site is a great idea. Some info about me: I'm a 33-year-old man who works in IT. I need to improve my English, focusing on my speaking skills, understanding English speaking to people, and grammar. I need it for my job. Usually in my job I need to read documentation, webs and blogs in English. I think that I can do it easilly. When I find an unknown word or setence, I use google translator. So, I also write too a lot of emails in English. I can do it with some difficulty. Again, if I not know how I can to say something, I use google translator. But always first, I try to do it by myself. But the big problem arrives when I need to have a conversation. If I'm in a job conversation and somebody speaks to me in English slowly, I can understand him with no big problems because I know the common IT words. Otherwise, the problem increases if somebody speaks to me about a "normal" topic conversation: football, tourism, or whatever... My knowledge of Know grammar is poor, and I have a lot of issues with understanding. And the worst of all it's is my spoken English. I need to think first in my mind, translate to English and afterwards speak it. In a lot of situations, I don't know how I can say something, and the conversation becomes boring and not productive. On the other hand, I can help people that is who are learning Spanish or Catalan. Both languages are native for me. Regards!
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