From foreign language aversion to second mother tongue proficiency, what applies to you most? (5)

Mar 6, 2019 10:13 AM CSTFrom foreign language aversion to second mother tongue proficiency, what applies to you most?

From foreign language aversion to second mother tongue proficiency, what applies to you most?(Vote Below)

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I consider it enervating or disturbing hearing some foreigners speak their language rather than English (French...) on a local bus
33%
5 Votes
When abroad I always speak my own language. If they don't understand, I repeat slowly and/or with easier words
7%
1 Votes
Visitors / Tourists ought to speak my language. If they don't an on-line translation help is OK.
20%
3 Votes
Traveling abroad is an opportunity to improve my poor (French/ German ....) but I really appreciate if people switch to English
20%
3 Votes
Traveling abroad I often speak a foreign language. I'm not really confident I will get the message across in my mother tongue
7%
1 Votes
Occasionally I read a book or newspaper in a foreign language. It greatly improves my vocabulary.
0%
0 Votes
Though I speak the foreign language very well, It's still embarrassing when people correctly guess my nationality.
0%
0 Votes
Correctly guessing the region of origin of native speakers by their accent makes people wonder how long I've been living there
7%
1 Votes
Many native speakers are careless about the orthography in their writing. Homonyms often are misspelled.
0%
0 Votes
It takes me over twice as long to fill out a crosswords than it does a native speaker… still room for improvement
7%
1 Votes
15 Total Votes
Most of the poll has been written as if English were your mother tongue. So wherever needed you may replace 'English' by your real mother tongue. I guess many answers will be geared towards the bottom set of possibilities if your language is not spoken abroad and/or hardly ever used as a second language.
Mar 6, 2019 2:51 PM CST From foreign language aversion to second mother tongue proficiency, what applies to you most?
Kidwell_
Kidwell_Kidwell_South East GBA Province, Buenos Aires Argentina21 Threads 2 Polls 1,060 Posts
Tourists should make an effort and not expect everyone to speak their language.
Mar 7, 2019 1:46 PM CST From foreign language aversion to second mother tongue proficiency, what applies to you most?
... or put differently: a tourist should only travel to countries where he/she speaks the language ...
Mar 27, 2019 4:20 AM CST From foreign language aversion to second mother tongue proficiency, what applies to you most?
The language issue shows up in several threads, mainly on the EU-fora. You may find a couple of threads of people suggesting to exchange language courses between their mother tongue and a foreign language they would like to learn or improve.
Such as the language pair German / Spanish


or English / French


or a half hearted attempt to improve Dutch:


Since most of us speak English, either as a foreign language or as our mother tongue, a multitude of English accents has been evolving, which is the topic of yet another poll & thread:


... and finally since English is widely used as a lingua franca, you often find flawed phrasing. Some of the "Wonderful English from around the world" can be found here:


Enjoy.
Apr 24, 2019 8:56 AM CST From foreign language aversion to second mother tongue proficiency, what applies to you most?
Dubbing or subtitling TV programs and films...
Dubbing is thought correlate well if not to cause foreign language aversion ... while subtitling makes one more familiar with listening in to any foreign language and is thought to facilitate learning a foreign language.

The below thread on the 'global language exchange' group tells you more:

Apr 30, 2019 11:36 PM CST From foreign language aversion to second mother tongue proficiency, what applies to you most?
Jefke59: Dubbing or subtitling TV programs and films...
Dubbing is thought correlate well if not to cause foreign language aversion ... while subtitling makes one more familiar with listening in to any foreign language and is thought to facilitate learning a foreign language.

The below thread on the 'global language exchange' group tells you more:

I grew up speaking English and French: and started speaking Spanish and Hawaiian after awhile.

I just joined a site to help me improve my Hawaiian.
I watch movies from all over the world when I feel like reading along with em.

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