Conversational? Really?

By |March 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Conversational? Really?

“I just want to be conversational” is a phrase we hear a lot when it comes to language learning. The just in this sentence implies that to get conversational is easy, and requires a shorter time commitment. But I want you to know there is no logic to this statement, nor is there any truth to the premise that conversational language is somehow easier than other language. Language is conversations: many, many conversations, about a range of topics, with a range of people over different settings, and time frames. Conversation is language, and to become ‘conversational’ is to become fluent.

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