How do we learn those languages that are not our mother tongues? Methods, perspective,
In modern research, it is generally accepted that L2 (second language) learning
differs in some ways from the way we all learn our L1 (aka our "native" language).
The nature of these differences as well as the "cut-off" age after which L1 becomes
L2 have been subjects of much discussion and even controversy.
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An abortive course experience at the Goethe Institute and critique of the teaching method.
Differences between French in Quebec and France: accent, attitude & curse words
Fluent in 3 Months
Two years after my experience in Paris, I decided to get back into French and move to Montréal (in 2007). It was a drastically different experience to my time in Paris! Everyone was so incredibly nice to me, people were much less formal and more open to making friends, and they especially had more patience to help me with my French.
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