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To all of you who are Polish - where did you learn English?


teabag 9 | 19  
8 May 2007 /  #1
Where did you learn your perfect English?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
8 May 2007 /  #2
I haven't learnt yet...
Decorator 4 | 291  
8 May 2007 /  #3
Your English has always been very good Grzegorz..
ola123  
8 May 2007 /  #4
At school only, now Im reading articles, I use forums in english, my oral english is rater rusty.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
8 May 2007 /  #5
Your English has always been very good Grzegorz..

Thanks Dec...
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
8 May 2007 /  #6
I haven't learnt yet...

Listen ... modest and unassuming is the English way OK. Your English is very good
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
8 May 2007 /  #7
Where did you learn your perfect English?

Before my TV set while watching a BBC program about a green furry monster that loved to eat clocks. :))
glowa 1 | 291  
8 May 2007 /  #8
secondary school, English is a fairly simple language,
perfect English... that's a different story
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
8 May 2007 /  #9
Where did you learn your perfect English?

Nowhere, because my English isn't PERFECT.
TripTic 3 | 95  
8 May 2007 /  #10
I've never learnt english (you can tell). I always wanted to learn english ..so i tried to do some translations of my favorite music's lyrics using a pocket size dictionary since i was 16-17. Then i noticed that i do understand a few lines when i was watching a english or american movie. So that was the way - Listening a lot of music and watching a lot of movies. When i came to england almost 3 yrs ago... it was a lot easier to improve my english with ...let me say basics i've had.
Kowalski 7 | 621  
8 May 2007 /  #11
I learned while listening to BBC radio. I was making bets on Enlish football games back then and would tune into BBC to get my scores. All I could understand was the team names and numbers, Liverpool ONE Aston Villa TWO, Leeds United O Tottenham 4 while I was listening to BBC sport news first. Later I found out that I could follow some games on radio live and during games they would also report scores from other stadiums. With time I would leave my radio on and discovered some English courses presented over the radio. From there I went on to have American girlfriend and having her was my best ever lessone of English. Today I watch movies to keep up and just read a lot.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
8 May 2007 /  #12
Liverpool ONE Aston Villa TWO

This is a purely ficticious score and bears no resemblance to reality
Kowalski 7 | 621  
8 May 2007 /  #13
hahaha
You are right! My bad.

news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/4525105.stm
sparrow 2 | 243  
8 May 2007 /  #14
School, music, watching BBC & British series, American movies, etc..

Here foreign stuff is subtitled, it's a great thing to understand & learn English, if you watch TV & it's all dubbed.. :(

I remember in Poland all the TV stuff was dubbed by 1 & the same voice lol, but that's years ago, don't know if it's still the same
daffy 23 | 1,508  
8 May 2007 /  #15
Well Kudos to you all :) its a real talent and asset to ye! :)
horunPoland - | 109  
9 May 2007 /  #16
I just like Grzegorze haven't lernet yet

but i was as exchange student 4 months in Brunel University and thats help me much in my English i can talk but perfect.....
ladystardust - | 84  
9 May 2007 /  #17
I remember in Poland all the TV stuff was dubbed by 1 & the same voice lol, but that's years ago, don't know if it's still the same

Sparrow, it's still like that, at least on public TV :D
dannyboy 18 | 248  
9 May 2007 /  #18
I learned Polish from Sean Connery
glowa 1 | 291  
9 May 2007 /  #19
:) did you now, i've only heard him speak Russian...
miranda  
9 May 2007 /  #20
I learned first in highschool, then in Canada. I just started reading books and I would sit for hours trying to look the words up. My first book I have read in English was "The little Prince" and it took me a while, but it was interesting enough, so I finished it.

Watcching TV and the need to talk made me learn. I've always liked talking:)
I am still learning. I have observed that there is syage called plateu in learning the language. One reaches a point of being able to comminicate on a deceant level, yet not progressing further.

Being on this forum has tought me a lot, especially from the native speakers:)
sparrow 2 | 243  
9 May 2007 /  #21
Sparrow, it's still like that, at least on public TV :D

Haha, seriously!? That's something I have to laugh about every time I'm in Poland.. I'm thinking "do those bureaucrats seriously can't hire an extra girl & guy to do this?"

Sometimes half the stuff gets lost in translation because 2 or more people are talkign at the same time & he can't keep up.. and all the female & children voices are just the same..haha :-)

Watching subtitled stuff is really a very very good way of learning a language, I'm glad it's this way over here
glowa 1 | 291  
9 May 2007 /  #22
it's not fully dubbed! the voice is added to the original track the same way you can see on interviews on French speaking TV news. I've also seen that way of translating interviews on BBC.

i find it less disturbing than dubbing as you know it ( a matter of habit, perhaps),
but still it's impossible to make much of the original track... there's only a glimpse of the actors' voices
Polson 5 | 1,771  
9 May 2007 /  #23
In Poland, young people learn English at school, just like in Germany or France, i guess...
slwkk 2 | 228  
10 May 2007 /  #24
Watching subtitled stuff is really a very very good way of learning a language, I'm glad it's this way over here

Yeah, but think about older people now (especially >60 yrs old)... they prefer to listen than read subtitles.
sparrow 2 | 243  
10 May 2007 /  #25
Yeah I can definitly understand that, but it would be better for the coming generations if they'd use subtitles.
glowa 1 | 291  
10 May 2007 /  #26
just like in Germany or France, i guess...

they do in Germany indeed
they attempt to do it in France, but in general they're amazingly poor at it
polishgirltx  
26 Feb 2008 /  #27
where did you learn English?

here, on PF.... before that, i didn't know what HI means....

so, there is some hope...

lol ;P
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
1 Mar 2008 /  #28
I learned in Canada. My family emigrated when i was 2.5 years old. Within a few months I was enrolled in a daycare where surprisingly (and good for me), there were no polish children. I vividly remember my conversations with the other kids - i would speak polish and they would respond in english and no one seemed to mind haha! I picked up the language quite quickly and by sr. kindergarden i was fluent and by grade 1 i was accent-free.
PeterCpt 2 | 37  
8 Mar 2008 /  #29
and by sr. kindergarden i was fluent and by grade 1 i was accent-free

Do you speak Polish with an accent though? I know many people who stopped speaking Polish at a young age - even at home - and now they either cannot speak Polish any more or they speak it with a terrible accent. I'm not suggesting you have an accent, just wondering.
przemek79 - | 12  
25 Mar 2008 /  #30
I have spoken few times with Wroclaw from this forum, and... I have learned a little :)

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