I‘m French native. I speak English, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Hindi and German.
I learned English, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, German and Russian by myself.
For some languages, I can practice with a part of my familly.
I don’t have the same level in all those languages.I’m not interesting to speak perfectly all those languages because even your mother language you can’t speak it perfectly. A native makes mistakes. A native don’t know their grammar rules perfectly. I was born in France, French is my mother language but i’m not perfect in that language, like all French people!
I’m interested to have a good level: have talk, understand others, write and read. I want to be efficient and obtain the more knowledges possible.
I would like learn Turkish this year also, to be able to read, write and have a talk.
I can speak Vietnamese (native), English, Mandarin (just start by learning by myself) and Korea (when I lived there for 1.5 years). I agree with Amira, I don't expect to be perfect in languages. I just want to be at the level that I can understand other people speaking, writing for work or daily life and vice versa other people can understand my speaking, writing.
There will be a lot of different ways using languages we can apply to ask for something or confirm to understand something. The final goal is to get what we want. My experience learning language is to listen and speak first without shy then it is easy to reach to writing and reading.
I plan to achieve that level with Mandarin by end of July this year and start Spanish. I am happy with my language journey.
1) Master pronunciation and script. Begin listening.
2) Continue listening, learn conversation, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar.
3) Use the language - converse, listen, read, write