About second language learning!Please help me.

Easterner   Thursday, September 30, 2004, 09:24 GMT
>>On the other hand, a native teacher can give a better example of native usage than a non-native one<<

I mean at more advanced levels.
Damian   Thursday, September 30, 2004, 23:02 GMT
<<However, generaly a well educated Englishman uses the language better than most of my compatriots, although there are many in Britain who do not>>

That's very true.....depending on what your perception or understanding of what constitutes good spoken English (without using RP which "ordinary" people certainly don't!), many Brits do not speak what you would regard as a good standard of English. It's all a we bit hazy really and so many factors are involved. I tend to speak differently with my friends than I would in formal situations, such as at an interview. The UK has so many accents and dialects in an overall area smaller than some individual American states.

See for yourself in this interesting site:


Type in something in standard English, such as your style in this forum, and find out how a person from Birmingham (or from Liverpool, or Scotland or London, or whatever you see there in the list) would say it.
Damian   Thursday, September 30, 2004, 23:16 GMT