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    how long does it take to learn engish

    how long does it take to learn english a person who is from pakistan. and lived in usa since 4 years.

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    Re: how long does it take to learn engish

    Hi Mohsin-

    The very fact you were able to type your message in English in the first place suggests you already have a somewhat decent grasp of it

    But if we're talking from scratch- well, that really depends on several variables:

    a) how much time you are willing to put in

    b) how quickly you can grasp new languages

    c) how often you are exposed to other mediums (television/magazines/PEOPLE!) who use English regularly

    If you score high on the above, then you should be able to have a reasonable understanding of the English language within a year

    Though again- this is such a broad question it is impossible to put a definitive answer on it

    However- if any members know of any legitimate studies that outline this scenario, then they would be welcome here

    http://www.studentproofreader.com

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    Wink Re: how long does it take to learn engish

    Mohsin,

    I agree with the points listed by studentproofreader.
    It also depends on what aspect(s) of English you wish to
    learn. I mean, you will learn spoken English pretty
    quickly since you are already living in an English-speaking environment.
    But learning English to pass some test (ESL/TOEFL) will
    require work and time.
    Quote Originally Posted by thestudentproofreader
    c) how often you are exposed to other mediums (television/magazines/PEOPLE!) who use English regularly
    Studentproofreader, I happened to see some (seemingly unintentional) humor
    in this. 'other mediums' - may mean Mohsin is also a 'medium' (one through whom spirits communicate), which he well might be.
    As far as I understand, 'mediums' is used only for people
    communicating with spirits, and 'media' is used for TV,
    newspapers, magazines, as also for CD, tape, etc.
    No offense meant. :)

    While on the subject of mediums, here is a short joke on psychics:
    One psychic to another: "You are OK. How am I?"

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    Re: how long does it take to learn engish

    englishstudent- point taken

    Though I was using 'medium' to signal a form of suitable communication here, be it through the mass media or the close community

    http://www.studentproofreader.com

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    Re: how long does it take to learn engish

    Quote Originally Posted by thestudentproofreader
    Though I was using 'medium' to signal a form of suitable communication here, be it through the mass media or the close community
    OK, I got it now.
    Thanks

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