AEE 87: How Living in a Home Stay or International House Can Help Your English

live in an English-speaking house to practice your EnglishAre you currently living in an English-speaking country or planning to live in one in the future? Do you never get a chance to speak English?

If so, today we have a quick tip to show you how to learn English faster. You might want to try living in a home stay or an international house to practice your English more often.

Here is today’s quote:

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus

What does this quote mean for your English? To learn a new language you have to “lose sight” of your native language- that means that you have to avoid speaking your native language.

Lindsay did this in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She lived with a few Europeans and Latin Americans and the language of the house was Spanish.

Her roommates refused to speak English in the house.

Lindsay “lost sight of the shore” and the safety of her native language (English) to learn Spanish.

And what happened next?

She became fluent in Spanish after about 3 months in that house.

 

Have you ever lived in an international house? Let us know in the comments.

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