How learning a language is like learning to drive. Get your ‘L’ plates now.

A simple life put in simple language

We all know learning to drive takes time.

You have to be realistic…

You’re not going to learn to drive in one or two days.

l_plate_in_singapore Learner Driver = Learner speaker?           Photo Credit

When I learned to drive, a long time ago, I had to sign up for a package of 12 lessons. The lady in the office told me that 12 lessons was the average number of lessons it took a ‘normal person’ (What on earth is a ‘normal person’?) to pass their driving test.

“What if it takes me longer?” I asked. She gave me that look that only  older ladies on front desks  can give when they’re thinking, “Ah! Here’s a smart Alec.”

(My name’s Marie, but I know she thought I was going to turn out to be smart Alec.)

“No problem.” she replied, with a sort of twisted grin. “When you…

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