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  #92 Old 24-04-2011 Default Re: Studying A Foreign Language

Agree with what you stated, except this one:

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Originally Posted by iKoMetaga View Post
Staying in a different country for 6 months is an expensive price to pay just to learn a new language. One could do this concurrently if studying/working overseas, but then it defeats the greater purpose, i.e. to only speak their native language and none other
If one is studying/working overseas, he/she should be able to be fluent in the native language since he/she would have had to interact with other people in their daily routines.

The problem with our scholars sent overseas is that they usually do not interact with the native speakers. Instead, they tend to live as a group of Malaysian student;, and always conversing in other languages (i.e. Malay, Mandarin) with each other, which in turn, defeats the purpose of why they are sent to study overseas.
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