Marcelo
How many years we need for learning english in loco?
Feb 12, 2018 1:25 AM
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I would say you need one year.  However, you need to get outside your comfort zone and communicate a lot.  I have known people who have lived in our English speaking country for upwards to 30 years and still have minimal communication skills, as they fail to venture outside their native language community.
February 12, 2018

in loco = on location, on site

Naturally, it depends on what level you have when you arrive in the country. 

If you are attending classes, or learning online when you are in the country, you will progress much, much faster than if you try to just "pick it up from my environment". That doesn't work....especially not for men, it seems. Regular lessons/practice is the key both outside and inside the country!

If you arrive with an A2 understanding of English, let's say, expect to reach B1 rather quickly....but B2 after about 3-5 years. C1 you will reach after about 7-8 years in the country (with semi-regular lessons or practice)

I am basing this on my own experiences learning a language in country, and the experiences of the thousands of other learners I see around me every day. 

February 12, 2018
Hi! Im new member here and i want to learn English too. I have the same question
February 12, 2018
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Marcelo
Language Skills
English, Portuguese
Learning Language
English