I saw some europeans speak English very well, not all of them. but there are some countries where almost everyone speaks English well.
i know there's cultural influence, education, etc. but what i noticed is that their language is actually similar to English in many ways.
like using the article in front of words, and the sequence of the sentence. even the sound of words.
i could even guess what english world would sound like in their language.
So i want to ask you guys if any of you have experience of learning 2nd language which is totally different from your mother tongue.
and what was a good way to learn?
The best way to learn any second language is always integration: put yourself into an environment where you're forced to speak that language around the clock. Of course, not all of us have this luxury, so we have to find opportunities to create these types of environments for ourselves.
I grew up speaking both Mandarin and English, which are two highly different languages. I was fortunate to have two environments created for me to use both languages: Mandarin at home and English at school. Are there any environments you can think of in your daily life where you can start using English more regularly? If so, take advantage of those.