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    Ghaidhlig is my first and favourite but I'm fairly fond of this foreign tongue.

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    English is my second language, Polish is my mother tongue. I also have a tacit knowledge of Spanish.

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    No, I am an ESLer. Those who live in the Us and are immigrants would know what that stands for. The rest can scratch their heads or ask

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    English is not my first language. I am Spanish =)

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    yo soy espanol,ingles es mi segundo lenguaje
    ..........what you want me to say something? well in that case hi

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    Polish is my first language. I speak also English, Spanish and German.

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    My first language is the language of Camões.

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    No. Mine's Filipino. English serve as my second language

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    My mother tongue is Persian.

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    I came to United States when I was in middle school. I had to take ESL classes for about two years and then took off to "regular" classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobeornotobe View Post
    I came to United States when I was in middle school. I had to take ESL classes for about two years and then took off to "regular" classes.
    Did you have many problems in participating "regular" classes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah_arendt View Post
    Did you have many problems in participating "regular" classes?
    Well, I got out of ESL by the time I was a sophomore, and I had to take 10th grade English class. There, the English teacher - in her 20's, Irish - gave me difficult times. In one writing assignment, she gave me an F with 0%. I don't know if y'all are familiar with the grading system in United States, but I got a zero on the assignment. Of course, the writing was awful, but it is still hard to believe that a teacher would bluntly give zero on an assignment... Well that's one of my bitter experiences of not being able to write in English as well as I wanted to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobeornotobe View Post
    Well, I got out of ESL by the time I was a sophomore, and I had to take 10th grade English class. There, the English teacher - in her 20's, Irish - gave me difficult times. In one writing assignment, she gave me an F with 0%. I don't know if y'all are familiar with the grading system in United States, but I got a zero on the assignment. Of course, the writing was awful, but it is still hard to believe that a teacher would bluntly give zero on an assignment... Well that's one of my bitter experiences of not being able to write in English as well as I wanted to.
    I had also bad experience with my academic teachers mostly because I had courage to express my own opinions. Polish education doesn`t prepare children to be creative. Majority of graduates has very serious problems with finding any job.

    If it comes to writing, I had good marks but I don`t that I won`t be able to write as a native speaker. I would like to speak, write better because I have many ideas for stories, poems etc but at the same time I am 27, work and have my own family and I don`t have much time for learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah_arendt View Post
    I had also bad experience with my academic teachers mostly because I had courage to express my own opinions. Polish education doesn`t prepare children to be creative. Majority of graduates has very serious problems with finding any job.

    If it comes to writing, I had good marks but I don`t that I won`t be able to write as a native speaker. I would like to speak, write better because I have many ideas for stories, poems etc but at the same time I am 27, work and have my own family and I don`t have much time for learning.

    Is ESL somewhat similar with English for Specific Purpose (ESP)?

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    I speak Bahasa. I am still learning English. C:

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