It's been a year since I joined English Experts and I just feel like I should thank the whole community for being so helpful, welcoming every new member with the idea of sharing information, learning from several sources and teaching everyone who looks for answers or wants to be part of a group of people deeply involved in the esl-learning process.
Here besides meeting so many friends, both students and teachers , I learned aspects of English I never had thought before being an active member of the forum. As an everyday activity I've tried to be open-minded, accepting different ideas, getting to know formal and informal language.
Since I started learning English (Late 80s ... Early 90s
) I decided to make that wonderful language part of my daily routine. Firstly, came the songs I always loved, which I tried to get the lyrics by mylself (just listening) and at the same time writing them. The pleasure of understanding (English) lyrics all by myself was my reward. Then, I realized that to learn the language, it would be nice to read, and so reading was my second step... It was an amazing experience to read The Lord of The Rings (the original book) and to become delighted with literature. I decided from that moment on, to read only in English. After that were the lists, notes, letters and e-mails... I was placing English on top of my priorities.
I had some experiences of speaking along the way, even with native speakers. I am really blessed I could practice abroad a couple of times.
However, only here at EE I managed being in contact with the language all day long, without leaving the country... It is a fantastic adventure And I try to take advantage of this opportunity I have been given... which is to learn, learn and learn... never stopping
When I see new members coming, like newborns... I can see why being part of a community like this one is so important... We always have something to share...
Thank you guys!