And the dumb question award goes to:
“If I start praying at an English church will I learn effectively? Considering that I’ll be among native English speakers.”
When I see stuff like this I freeze.
I actually can’t work out if this is meant seriously…
… or if it’s a joke.
But then, anyone wanting to pray in a church must be more than a little delusional, so I’ll give the person the benefit of the doubt?
Here’s what will happen:
You’ll get good at praying at an English church.
At least the person didn’t ask if praying to God would help them improve their English (got a funny story on that; ask me in the bar, one day).
See, the question shows a fundamental misunderstanding ー
“Considering I’ll be among native English speakers”
Surrounding yourself with native speakers won’t help you improve your English, or indeed do anything. It’s simply a state of existence. It has no relevance to what you become. It’s like me saying, “If sit in a bakery all day will I become a cake, considering I’m surrounded by cakes?” Makes no sense whatsoever, right?
Surrounding yourself with native speakers increases the opportunity to use English. But you’re not going to magically become a great English speaker because of it.
Neither is it necessary to be among native speakers.
In fact, if you’re worried about needing to be among native speakers… you’re totally and utterly missing the point and getting it all wrong.
On the 24th (that’s two days from now) my now legendary MEFA course will open up to another group of 30 trainees. There’ll be several bonuses for people who join in the first couple of days.
But you need to be on the Priority Notification List: