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iKoMetaga Male
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  #93 Old 24-04-2011 Default Re: Studying A Foreign Language

Originally Posted by kaze View Post
Agree with what you stated, except this one:

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.
Oops yes you are right, that doesn't make any sense. Well, maybe there are exceptions in countries where a non-native language becomes the lingua franca. But I can't seem to think of any examples off the top of my head, so they must be rare indeed lol

Yeah I agree that scholars sent overseas need to step out of their comfort zone and make themselves more approachable to the local community. As long as nothing is compromised (values, religion, friendship) then why not?

Last edited by iKoMetaga; 24-04-2011 at 02:38 AM.
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