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steven ira

Teacher, inglesgarantizado

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Do you think that English fluency is the new money?

english is the new money. those with money have access to the really best ways of learning english.Private classes summers abroad bilingual kid schools.Those with less money get group classes.As well those with english get better jobs.So can we say that english is the new money.?

In murcia where we work theres 2 ways to really learn english.Pay 1500 amonth to the bilingual school or private classes at home for kids and adults.The rest are trapped in 34 kid english class at school where few learn or private academias of groups of 7 where 4 fail.

In other ccities the pub schools teach in english..madrid a few barcelona a few..Other countries teach in english Israel Germany Denmark to name 3.

Can we say that speaking english,not just having a cambridge certificate, but really speaking english is so essential that it is kept away from the mass.

What are your thoughts?


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    Jan 17 2013: I am from the USA and speak English and am understood everywhere except in England.
    • Feb 15 2013: But Americans speak American English, which is different!
      Quite a lot of words are different, as well as phrases which can have alternative meanings...and I think there are very different ideas about what one can or cannot - should or should not - say.
      The first thing I do with a new computer is change 'American English' to 'English' in the dictionary.

      Unfortunately, as a nation, we are not very good at learning other languages. But I must say that my fluency and vocabulary with English have both been developed by
      1) learning other languages including Latin, even if I discontinued them.
      2) reading extensively from an early age.

      I love my own English language because there are so many words with subtle meanings to choose from. But I feel sorry for people learning it from scratch, the spelling rules must be dreadful.

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