When I was teaching English in Prague I knew two groups of Czechs: there were my students and there were my friends.
And usually, my friends had better English than my students.
It wasn’t because they had the language gene or some other advantage.
It was, as far as I could tell, simply because my students had 60 or 90 or 120 minutes of English every week, and my friends had much more exposure to English.
And they had more exposure to English simply because they had English-speaking friends.
So is that the key to better English?
What do you think?
According to my survey last week, 40% of you would prefer English-speaking friends more than language lessons at The British Council and even more than living in the US/UK.
Do you have any English-speaking friends?
Would you like to have English-speaking friends?
Share your comments below.