How Fluent Is Your Foreign Language?

How Fluent Is Your Foreign Language?

Is it possible to measure your language fluency? The question is tricky and there are a few myths people believe in. We think it’s time to dispel them. 

Most of us think that language fluency can be achieved by living in the country where the language is spoken. You can improve your language skills by attending language courses. But are you still fluent if, for example, you decide to leave the country for a longer period of time? The fact is that languages tend to change – new words enter the vocabulary making the language different. Countries often borrow words from each other. And you might sound not very fluent to the locals if you decide to return to the country after 30 years of absence even if you were born there and consider yourself one of the natives. 

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