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Speaking with people who are not fluent...

Which of these would you choose if you were speaking with somone who is not as fluent as you?

 

1) Switch to using simpler words/sentence constructions. 

2) Speak normally and have them ask you when they don't understand something. (You can still avoid using excessive slang and such..)

3) ? 

 

If you were on the other side of the conversation, which choice would you rather the other person make?

May 9, 2014 12:25 PM
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3. Just speak in a slower pace. Gives them time to think, and to fill in, to guess, the part of the sentence they dont get.

May 9, 2014

If I were to speak with French people, as I am learning the language at the moment, it would help if they enunciate and speak in a slower pace.

 

Using simpler vocabulary sure helps, but if they constantly speak that way I won't be able to learn new words.

 

It also helps if the native speakers I'm talking to have infinite patience :p

May 9, 2014

80% for no. 1 and 20% for no. 2

 

Sometimes I hate it when I talk to native speaker of tha language I am learning even if from the start I already told them that I am still a beginner but then they still reply me with 1 long paragraph with bunch of unfamiliar vocab and complex sentences >_< 

May 9, 2014

2 for both questions. So I could learn more. I would have people do the same thing even in my native language because learning new vocabulary is nice and it makes it easier to articulate. 

May 9, 2014