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Katherine Velliquett
Professional Teacher
Arguing in a language other than your native language - a sign you are becoming fluent?

I have heard it said that if you are able to argue, dream, or meditate in another language, this is a sign you have become fluent in that language. This seems like a reasonable way to gauge progress. What is your opinion on this?

I am an English teacher and ASL tutor and I can confidently say I can effectively argue in both languages. :)  I currently have room in my schedule for new students. I don't plan on arguing with my students (unless you want to test your level of fluency!), but I am ready to meet you and help you along your road in learning English or American Sign Language. Feel free to request a 30 minute trial lesson on my profile page:  https://www.italki.com/teacher/3239587. I look forward to meeting you!

Jul 22, 2016 1:47 AM
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I think that is very true! For one, it demonstrates one's confidence in a language. I'll never forget my first argument in French. I felt really proud of being able to hold my own against a native speaker and not have the issue of grammatical mistakes come up not even once!
July 22, 2016
Katherine Velliquett
Language Skills
English, Sign Language, American Sign Language (ASL)
Learning Language
Sign Language