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Unread Jul 23rd, 2006, 02:06 pm
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Can an ESL student speak like a native by practicing and working hard and not live in an English speaking country?
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yes! i've met a few koreans and heard of others that have never left korea yet speak like native english speakers. it can be done but takes a LOT of hard work.
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Do you know what kind of strategy did they use?
Any learning method?
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im not sure... but i imagine that they have a natural talent for languages in general and also have good study habits. plus, you'll see students who start learning english early make big strides in their language acquisition.
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Chat with native speakers... often.
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Yes its possible. A good idea is to feel the language by living it in your own home.

English TV, Movies, podcasts, Newspapers, Magazines, writing, friends ...
Absolutely everyday. All the time. Non-stop.

A good source of news and magazines stories is http://www.jamaby.com
checked for students.

A good source of podcasts is http://www.englishcaster.com

DVDs turn on the English subtitles (text). Turn off your own language.
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