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Autor:  pat
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  26/ABR/2006 9:30 AM
Assunto:  English as an international language
 
Mensagem:      Dale, you seem to be in agreement with my implied subtext: most adults anywhere are not going to become functional in a second language without total or at least some immersion, and even then some will not become functional. In a remote setting, the average adult hasn't the faintest chance of getting functional or conversant, and because there is no contact with native-speakers, will never know how hopeless the endeavour is.

Of course there is always a small percentage of adults who can become functional in second languages (or more) without immersion, perhaps even by studying on their own without contact with a native-speaker (although that would have to be a very tiny percentage indeed), including most or all in this forum - I don't know. So I do not mean to say that people here are wasting their time, just that the average brasilian is wasting his time in attempting to become conversant or functional in english, in brasil.

An acedemic and rather artificial ability to read in english is another matter, if it is useful on its own then so be it.


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English as an international language  –  pat  24/ABR/2006, 4:16 PM
English as an international language  –  Roberto Witte  24/ABR/2006, 4:54 PM
English as an international language  –  Johannes  24/ABR/2006, 5:18 PM
English as an international language  –  Paulo  24/ABR/2006, 5:44 PM
English as an international language  –  pat  25/ABR/2006, 8:31 AM
English as an international language  –  Josi  25/ABR/2006, 9:37 AM
English as an international language  –  Dale/RS  25/ABR/2006, 11:19 AM
English as an international language  –  José Roberto  26/ABR/2006, 12:37 PM
English as an international language  –  Johannes  25/ABR/2006, 2:51 PM
 English as an international language  –  pat  26/ABR/2006, 9:30 AM
To Pat - English as an international language  –  Paulo  26/ABR/2006, 12:22 PM
To Pat - English as an international language  –  Johannes  26/ABR/2006, 6:01 PM
To Pat - English as an international language  –  Johannes  26/ABR/2006, 6:06 PM
To Pat - English as an international language  –  pat  26/ABR/2006, 10:31 PM

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