How Being Bilingual Makes You Smarter

  • You should be able to go through your day (ordering a pizza, pub crawling, making love, reading a newspaper, watching a movie etc) without any hesitation or difficulty, and be able to accurately describe your experience the following day to a native English speaker (the pub crawl may be a challenge though!)
  • Having an accent or not is of no consequence, as long as it doesn’t confuse or amuse your audience.
  • In addition, watching a TV show with friends, discussing the recipes and ingredients afterwards, joking and winning a game of Scrabble would all indicate your proficiency with English.
  • In a work setting, having a discussion and briefing a colleague about project detail, preparing and delivering a fifteen minute speech to a group of native English coworkers and answering any questions afterwards would indicate you are fluent in English.
  1. Decide on what level of English you need to achieve success
  2. Work out a plan of action to get you to your goal or what your think success is for you.
  3. Practice chatting to other learners daily, and make communicating in English a habit in your life.

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