Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog 🙂 I hope everything is fine with you and that you are having a wonderful week.
With that said, in today’s post I am going to discuss whether it is necessary or not to live in a country to learn the language.
I do not have the correct answer to this question, I can only express my opinion about it and I would say that it depends, sometimes it’s really effective and sometimes you don’t need to live in country at all.
I have been studying English for about 10 years now and I have never lived in the UK (or a country where English is the official language), except for the two-week trip to a college during the summer, which I have experience twice.
So I’ve been learning English on my own, at school, with movies and books. So in this case I would say no, it is not necessary to live in country to learn a language.
On the other hand, I feel that going to live in France would really help me learning French a lot better than just studying it on my own and at University. And as for Norwegian, well, living in country really made the difference, but I have to say that I really can’t tell if I would have started learning Norwegian on my own before experiencing the exchange year in Norway.
It goes without saying that living in country gives you a whole different insight on the language and that the learning process is at its best. Anyway, if you really want, you can do anything, even learning a language at home!
Concluding this brief post, I would say that the answer is yes as much as it is no!
I would love to hear from you about this topic, what would you answer? What are your language learning experiences?