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Confessions of an English Learner: Share Your Stories

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Tell us about a time when you experienced a language misunderstanding or a case of miscommunication in English. Please include your country and first language.

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by: Song Toan from: Viet Nam
12/16/2012 3:13 PM
I have studied English for 2-3 years, and the first times, although I can understand very little, I feel interested, energetic and hopeful,... when I hear melody, voice of American language. I don't know why. But some days, I think I can speak like 80% of native speakers. ^^


by: Dave from: Taiwan
12/15/2012 3:02 PM
Hello, I'm an old guy to struggling to improve my speaking English.
I never have been studied or stayed at an English language's country for a while. So, till now, I still try methods to do something to getting better for my speaking English. I mean, just speaking, because I already have properly studied and written capability, even that I can listen much about English news and lectures.
Who can give me the most of effective suggestions and methods? I can teach him Chinese for a repayment. What do you think?


by: ha from: viet nam
12/13/2012 1:19 PM
hi.im ha. i am student. i learned english for a long time but my english very bad. i hope you show me the ways learn english.
i want develope all skill such as sepeaking skill, writing skill, special listenning skill because i dont hear anything. hope you help me. it's dangerous for a people learn english..... please help me!

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by: DuyLee from: Viet Nam
12/17/2012 3:01 AM
Hi everybody,
I've graduated from university...I think almost of Vietnamess student is not good at English because we were only tought grammar and writting...in School, university. it is from primary school to university...and it is too little to practice speaking and listening skill, the teacher did not focus on them...Nowaday, English is necessery to communicate...to get a job...If you can invest in right way, I think you need to be learnt English by foreign teachers, for example American, Filipino. I know the money is big problem with us, with Vietnamess students...but If you can, I advise you should to be learn English by foreign teacher. they have good English experience, and pedagogical skill...I have a small English class with my friends and Filipino teacher, it is good...I think I will be better English on oneday...
Sincerely,


by: Jacky Purnama from: Indonesia
12/13/2012 3:00 AM
VOA Learning English has been helping a lot in my English classes. I always encourage my students to visit this great website. I believe that they can learn a lot from it.

Hope this service will exist and reach more countries as the source of English learning.


by: Titi Ho from: Vietnam
12/12/2012 8:09 PM
Hello every body !

I am try to learn English but I have a problem with my pronunciation, I hope someone can help me improve it.

Thanks


by: Hani from: Jordan
12/11/2012 5:34 PM
Hi Every body.
I'm Hani from Jordan. I'm learning English from this site because I want study PhD Music degree. I'm wondering if there is any body can help me to find good University in Europe.


by: Jirka from: Czech Republic
12/10/2012 6:45 PM
Hi, I like this website. I learn English just about 1 year and VOA is very useful to learning.
Thank you, goog job


by: jack from: China
12/10/2012 2:53 AM
I have learned english for 12 years ,It is a long time ,I want to make friends with all of the world

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by: ali from: turkey
12/18/2012 8:16 PM
Hi! i want to be your friend from Turkey


by: Kid Nguyen from: Vietnamita
12/06/2012 2:46 PM
Hi. I'm new here, i really want to improve my English ^^ and this website is really helpful for me. Thank you so much
By the way, I'm looking for an Italian friend to help me study Italian too. Does anyone can help me that too ?

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by: Renato from: Italy
12/09/2012 8:51 AM
Hi,
my name is Renato. I would like to improve my english and I can help you to learn the italian language.

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by: Kid Nguyen from: Vietnamita
12/15/2012 3:28 AM
Wow, really ?? Thank you so much, i mean "grazie" ^_^
How can i keep in touch with you ? do you have Facebook ? My Facebook is Red WaterFall


by: Yusuf from: Boise Id
12/04/2012 9:12 PM
I am Somalian now live in Boise Idaho I started Eglish on July,2010
still I learning my English is batter than 2010

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