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joao1099
What made you want to learn english?

What motivated you to start this long travel? 

I started my journey in this language to achieve another dreams. English in itself for me It was a mean to achieve others dreams. During the journey I fell in love for the language and the culture. Today English is my second life. :)

What about you?

Mar 24, 2018 8:18 PM
Comments · 7
You did say something interesting. You said, „English is my second life.“ I like that because I think it’s very telling. I’ve mentioned this here on Italki before, but I’ll do it again in case you missed it. My second language is German, and I started learning it when I was 19 (I’m 59 now). The instructor at the university had us buy books for the first year, so I went to the bookstore to buy them. One of the books had a title like „500 German Verbs“ or something, and when I opened the cover there was a quote from Winston Churchill (I could be wrong, but I don’t think so, it’s been 40 years after all). The quote was „To speak a foreign language is to be a different person.“ I liked that. And, it’s true. It’s almost what you said about a „second life.“ Knowing a second language allows you to step out of your shoes for a little while and almost be someone else, to connect with another group of people, another culture. It allows you an escape from might otherwise be a drab world for you, even if just for a little while. And, I think that’s a good thing, no matter what language you learn. 
March 25, 2018
I study it because it's very useful. It would be a big "plus" if I can speak in English fluently and correctly, for my future job. Also English is a "key" to the doors of different culturies and history.
March 24, 2018
English has no unified culture to attach to. Which one? It's like saying one loves the Spanish-speaking culture. Take a look at a map of central and South America, excluding Brazil and Guyana, and I'd like that person to tell which culture he or she is referring to. They're all different you know. 
March 24, 2018
I started to learn it to help me develop in my work and to know more by reading in several subjects, I loved the movies, series, books, and courses related to my study .. but I'm still in the beginning  
March 24, 2018
for the convenient of  learning , studing and using western science and technonology
March 25, 2018
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joao1099
Language Skills
English, French, Japanese, Portuguese
Learning Language
English, French, Japanese