Why, when and how did you start studying English?

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Question: Why, when and how did you start studying English?

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- It was my parent’s idea. It was in 1995, I was thirteen and not interested in English at all. --> Yes, I’ve already thanked them. Nowadays I continue studying it, but now because I love the language and I know how important it is to my professional career and to my future as a whole.

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Donay Mendonça 60245 21 100 1455
Hello,

I started studying English because I was getting bad grades in school.It was in 1988,I began to enjoy it more and more as time passed until it became an addiction,now it is a profession.

Bye!

Marcio_Farias 12560 1 23 212
I first cut my teeth on English in '68 during my high school years. I never got enough of it. The more I wanted to learn it, the more I went book-hunting or -hopping. I used to have a drawerful of assorted DC Comics, all with a view to learning. Not only did help come from DC Comics and books, it also came from some Americans with whom I talked--awkwardly at first but confidently later. I like to write but I don't know if I'll write a book before I die.

RenanKenplers 70 2
Well, the first time I got it off ground I was about 14 when I merely got interested in speaking english. I did see my teacher reading an essay and it was such a heaven's sacred thing for me, and when I arrived home I tried to make some impressions of her. That time my house wasn't that 'globalized' yet. I didn't have a computer, even a cellphone was an unimaginable thing for me to reach. Soooo, THE time came up, and I could surf the net for the very first time (at home). I decided to sign up to myspace to chat with foreigners even though I didn't have any bit of knowledge about it. I faced and I decided adding everyone who I was able to see and approachable people to keep in touch.

I mistyped everything while talking to a Slovenian girl called EllaKay, who was very comprehensive and extremely kind. Everything I didn't know she was willing to teach me and that made me feel more confident to add more people in order to spread my teeny-weeny knowledge gained until that time. After a several period talking in english I used to talk in myspace without any problem, but I didn't know how to speak some words due to my everyday-internet studies that provided me a good neck of words but in written standard. I only remember so far that I signed up to AIM and I spent most of time talking to my UK friend called Jodie who just likes saying bullshits and so on. Indirectly it increased my vocabulary as well as grammar. That's it, one year later, I tried out undergoing an english test and this story that I'm not patient to tell you was already told at Cultura Inglesa topic. Go there if you want to know any further.

In addition, during this time I read some articles about english, and I googled some random grammar websites to learn.

Arandir 75 3
I've been studying English because I like it so much.
There's no doubt that I'll need to speak in English in the short run but there's no reason in sight.

dsoldier
I started to study english some years ago, 1 or 2...
and today i'm totally rewarded by that already..

I can search and find internet content in english, and be able to understand it, and use it, is just a great thing..

That's one of the biggest things... you can search something not only using portuguese, but english, and discovers other kind of opinion, who might be from other kinds of cultures and so on...

i feel truly joyous... Learn english was some one of the best things i have been doing...

AND I HAVE LEARN WHATEVER I SAY BY MYSELF...

that's another huge turn on for me..



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OtávioGaião 5
I started studying english about 4 years ago, i was 13~14, at the begginning I was doing it because my parents want to. But now I do it because I like it. I realized how important and useful english is in my life( now i can watch a movie, a tv show and play a game in english, and understand it). In those 4 years I learned a lot, though my pronunciation is still pretty awful. I studied 3 years at SKILL and now im finishing my course at CNA.

danilorpo 5
Why, when and how did you start studying English?

Let's to answer this question!

In my case, I've started to study English when I was 12. However, in that time I wasn't really interested in studying English. I've studied for 2 years. After that, I gave up to study this language. It's been twelve years ago. Two years ago, I've decided to return to my english class. I got ticked off, becuase I had to go to basic level, I was a upper intermediate level. Although I had got angry, it helped me to focus in learning the language. Now, I'm in advanced level again.

It's extremely important to know a foreign language, because every country is linked each other. And English is the most used language in meetings, contracts and something else.

I think there isn't a better way to study any language, because each person has you own way. For example. I'm addict in movies and series, but I'm not good with songs... I have a difficult in understand what people are singing...

I think that's it for today.
I hope it helps you all.

By the way, Happy Easter!

Arandir 75 3
I've been studying English for just one and half year but I already studied English a long time ago when I was a child.

Bella
Well, I started studying English because I ike and the job market demands. I've still got a lot of difficulty, especially in conversation. But, I'm trying...

RenanKenplers 70 2
danilorpo escreveu:Why, when and how did you start studying English?

Let's to answer this question!

In my case, I've started to study English when I was 12. However, in that time I wasn't really interested in studying English. I've studied for 2 years. After that, I gave up to study this language. It's been twelve years ago. Two years ago, I've decided to return to my english class. I got ticked off, becuase I had to go to basic level, I was a upper intermediate level. Although I had got angry, it helped me to focus in learning the language. Now, I'm in advanced level again.

It's extremely important to know a foreign language, because every country is linked each other. And English is the most used language in meetings, contracts and something else.

I think there isn't a better way to study any language, because each person has you own way. For example. I'm addict in movies and series, but I'm not good with songs... I have a difficult in understand what people are singing...

I think that's it for today.
I hope it helps you all.

By the way, Happy Easter!
Ten years without english is fooooooooooorever! Man, are you kind of loony? Anyhow, I am happy you returned studying english, and I do hope you won't quit it again.

Best wishes!

Regards,

Eveline Cintra
I started studying English because my parents wanted to when I was 8 years old, in 1986. I studied 4 years, then I stopped. After 2 years I saw that I really enjoyed that and I came back to my studies so far. But I really started learning English after my 15 years old when I really had conversation classes and many exercises to prepare and do...Then I did Modern Language and so... I am here! Trying to improve it every day because it´s my job, it´s part of my life now! I still have a lot to learn and here I am learning with everybody, thanks you all folks :D

Gustavo Dias 25
I started studing English at Wizard since Febuary 2005, and nowadays I'm at Book 10 (the last book).

jonataspb
Well, I started studing english for two reasons:

The first point is beacause I have studied computer science on university and the good materials in this area are almost 100% in english. Also that, english is a need to look jobs on informatic area.
The second point is because I want to know the world and I don't want anyone speaking for me. I want to express my opinions with my own words.

riva
Since I was a teen I like english because I love an american singer, so I started to study, but Only now I'm studying deeply.
English is very important in our life, principally in our professional life. The competition in the work makes us want to be different.
I'd like to learn english more day after day.

renatinha31
I began studying english because I like so much and I always wanted learn about another language . I ve been studying for 05 years and I get a little ancious to talk fluently because my goal is work in a big company and use what I´ve been learning ...

gui_bgo
I have started studying English 2 years ago when I was 17 years old. I have started it because I was working in a company which provide qualified workers to a multinational company and I knew how important it was if I wanted to apply some vacancy at the multinational company. Firstly, I studied at Fisk for 6 months in 2008 (from Jan to June) and I really didn't like its method, even not the teacher. Then, I decided to leave from Fisk and I was looking for another English school (better than Fisk), so, my co-worker told me about a private teacher who he has had lessons for many years and I called him and I did an interview. He is so clever and nice and I've been studying with him till' today. I think I can write better than listen to someone speaking. So, on November, 15th 2008 I applied to a vacancy at the multinational company and I've been working there till' today too. I am so happy because everything is OK in my life (less my account bank.. hahaha)

Gui.
Hope you can understand my text. :D

Edit: If I made some mistakes, please let me know. ;) Thanks.

soudobrasil
why i started, its a good question.. guess im tired, to speak only one language, now
i want go any further than portuguese can lend me. When i started,
im not sure, i think, first time was in primary school, but, when i really decided to start study, was some years ago,
like 5 probably, when i was fifteen. So, i never really studied, thats why i think im luck/lazy,
all i know actually, was learned with some american friends, that helped me a lot,
im very grateful to everyone, who made my english even better. And, now im trying to improve my english,
by learning some rules, that i left behind, new words.. and here i am, in the forum trying to study [ my way ],
making my english gets better.

:3

gundis
i starded studying in 2008 becouse i always wanded learn english´.
I was in my house and may sister called to me and asked ""let's go learn english with me "" I didn't think more two
time and started.

Logan18 30
So, I guess everybody here knows that market demands is getting largest, a mostly of the biggest companies in the world are located here in Brazil. That's why I decided to start my studies concerning the English language, I'm not too good as I wanted, but everything comes to time and dedication... I have started my studies 3 months ago, and I'm keeping up my good job and studying as much as I can, Now I'm working at a canadian company and I am ensuring that I need to learn english for I can develop myself and develop a good work here. I've noticed that's just not important for you work nowadays, you can use this for have a fun with your friends, when you go travel abroad...
Our reality take us to do crazy things and today my crazy thing is learning English I've never liked to study in spite of get good grades at school. Today I'm here glad to share my little knowledge with all of you.

I'm greatful specially at Donay and Flávia you help me a lot.

JacksonB 110 2
I always loved English, always liked to speak English.. I didn't know HOW to speak English properly, though. And then when i was in High School (2007) I was like "Hey, I wanna get in an English Course!" , and that's what I did, I didn't have internet connection until then, so I didn't know about the POWERFUL INTERNET.
I was loving to have that English Lessons while my friends said that they had never liked to learn it :S.
I thought many times about leaving the English Course since Internet provides me tons of really good content, but I didn't give up of it because I hope to become an English Teacher , my English would need lots of improvements YES but thats what I want :D

isabelladevonne
I started studying english because of my mom and my gradma, most because of my grandma. I always loved english, and I remember the first american music I sang, it was an Avril Lavigne's song, I think it was Complicated, I don't know. But resuming.. I have always been interested on this language, and always wanted to learn, that is why I do classes of english :D It started on 2008, in an appropriated school.

gabriel barbosa
well,i started to study english for 4 years ago,because my parents thinks is good for my life.
My English course is Wizard and i like . Other person prefers de Cultura inglesa and Brasas. I will go to finish my english course the next year.

w.slayman 110
Greetings and Salutations From the Sunshine State,

I started studying English about sixty six years ago, because I got tired of adults who could not or would not learn the language that I was completely fluent in. The adults with whom I was dealing with at that time had a set procedure when I started crying, they would check to see: if I wanted my diaper changed, if I wanted to play, if I had a fever, if I wanted to be held, and then finally, if I wanted to eat. They were supposed to be smarter than me but they could never seem to learn my language, where each cry had its own meaning, so I had to learn their language to prevent starving to death while waiting for someone to shove a bottle in my mouth. You would think that Baby would be easier to learn than English, but now sixty six years latter I am still trying to master English. I wonder how much easier our lives would have been if all of us had just stuck to Baby? :lol: :lol:

BrunoCosta
Wow,think about it kind of gives me the blues.I feel a little melancholic when i remember that i started to really enjoy english when i first saw Spider-man on the movie theater back in 2002,when i was just twelve years old.Then i saw how important english would be to me be able to become something so amazing as the green goblin.Since then i have improved a lot my english and specially because i have never taken any english class.Today i think how important that event was for me,my first language half learnt was catalized by that moment and then came french italian and german.All these languages i already don't know but i wll soon.That's what everybody call real globalization. :idea:

Falcao 20
I started studying English because i do like it and now it's for my future i mean, i intend to study and work in Canada or another country where i can speak English like a native :D . I've been studyin' English for about two years and i attend classes at Casa de Cultura Britanica here in Fortaleza since the beginning of this year. But i used to learn (and i still do it), watching movies, talking with my cousin and listening to music.

regards ;)

RasteiraDoSolFirme
I can't remember it clearly - but I remember that when I needed help to defeat those pesky Zelda bosses (and finish the dungeons), I needed a bit of English.

That was about 13-14 years ago! Playing "A Link to the past" and "Ocarina of time" games of the Zelda Series.

;p

ueslei
because i like of english, i started study english this year ... i saw in google this site and liked

leandrocs1310 25
I started studying English since school, actually, and so, I liked it and started getting curious about the language, then I started studying at home, learning a few terms in English, searching sites where I can learn more. I don't know how I started, and for this, I can't answer a lot of questions of my friends like: Help me in English, how did you start?.

I don't know how, but now I know why I continue studying English: I have a dream, which is be admitted at Harvard, the best university in the world, and of course go to USA, so now I have a plan, I made a study plan and only then I can develop my fluency in English.

w.slayman 110
leandrocs1310 escreveu:I started studying English since school, actually, and so, I liked it and started getting curious about the language, then I started studying at home, learning a few terms in English, searching sites where I can learn more. I don't know how I started, and for this, I can't answer a lot of questions of my friends like: Help me in English, how did you start?.

I don't know how, but now I know why I continue studying English: I have a dream, which is be admitted at Harvard, the best university in the world, and of course go to USA, so now I have a plan, I made a study plan and only then I can develop my fluency in English.
Leandrocs,

Please consider this rewrite of your post, and let me know: what you think of it, why I made the changes, and if you have any questions.

I started studying English when I was in grammar school, and I liked my initial exposure to it. I then started getting curious about the language and began studying at home, by searching web sites where I can learn more.

I now continue studying English in order to realize a dream, which is to be admitted as an undergraduate to Harvard University, arguably the best university in the world, which is located in Boston, MA, USA. In order to help me accomplish this dream and goal I have developed a study plan to increase my fluency in English.


Thank you for allowing me to assist you in your studies of American English.

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