Paulo Delmondes
Do you think that it's possible to learn English without leaving your country?
Nowadays with many advanced technologies such as Italki, Skype, Zoom etc, do you think that it's really possible to learn English or any other languages living in a country where that language isn't the mother tongue spoken? Let me know and let's discuss it.
Jun 19, 2020 5:32 AM
Comments · 9
I absolutely think it's possible. English is everywhere!

I think of my situation: I'm learning Ukrainian by myself online, and I don't have native speakers near me to just sit down and practice with. I also run into a lot of roadblocks online to find materials to work with. But I manage. If I can learn a language that is not as widely spoken, surely someone learning English -- who has a lot more resources -- can learn the same way, and find success.

If you've created this topic, wondering this for yourself -- then good luck and have fun learning!
June 20, 2020
I am learning English without leaving my country. I think it's really possible to others learning English without leaving their countries. I get access how to learn English Method on Internet and build a native speakers as my friend , then practice to speak with my friend that always making a rule English zone. Step by step my English was better then before. Beginner learning English on Italki when I was 19 years old.

That's why I am here.
June 20, 2020
Well, I learned English without ever leaving India. Eventually when I did start travelling abroad, my English was already rather better than my ethnic language by birth. Right now I'm not doing so badly in Spanish either, though I've never been to any Spanish speaking country. Therefore yes, it's possible.
June 20, 2020
Hi Phil!
Thank you for sharing your opinion. I couldn't agree more. You are totally right. My question is a tricky question. We are definitely able to learn any language without leaving our country, especially with many advanced technology (Italki, Skype, WhatsApp, YouTube, etc) to help us. I wanted to discuss this issue to encourage and motivate people from any country who are struggling to learn English or another language. As Phil said, you can definitely learn a second language in your own country if you want it enough. I've been speaking English to people on Skype recently and many of them have never left their countries and they have a very good English. I'm very impressed. I hadn't opportunity to study English in my country because I was very busy with other stuff so I came to Australia to try to learn it as fast as possible. In conclusion, if you study hard enough you can learn any language, of course, it will be much more difficult and it will take longer time but it's completely possible. So never give up and If anyone wants to have a fun chat let me know I'd love to talk to you.
June 20, 2020
I agree that it most certainly is possible. Most of my students from Brazil learned English without ever living in an English speaking country. A few of my students from more exotic language backgrounds, such as Chinese, have also reached amazingly high levels in English without leaving China; you just have to want it enough. Personally, I can even manage basic conversation in Portuguese without ever having stepped foot in any Portuguese speaking country. So, if you’re enjoying the experience of living in Australia, great, but it isn’t really necessary for language learning.

June 19, 2020
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Paulo Delmondes
Language Skills
English, Portuguese
Learning Language
English