Student or Learner
I've honestly said this phrase so much to myself in the past 30 minutes, they no longer sound like words to me.
So I'm asking any native English speaker (Preference to BrE) whether they would say 'I learned to speak English' or 'I learnt to speak English'.
I took a look at a couple of the threads already posted, I read that 'learned' is American while 'learnt' is British.
I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.
NOT A TEACHER
I've heard a Polish professor at university explaining that irregular verbs are slowly changing into regular ones. Those which are in the middle of the process still have both forms, regular and irregular. We usually use an irregular one to form participial adjectives.
learned -> American
learnt -> British
shave -shaved -shaved
shave - shaved - shaven
I wonder what native speakers think about this explanation.