I first started learning English in kindergarden at the age of five. I remember learning tons of catchy songs and just loved being able to understand everything after the lesson. Now, I would probably have to thank my parents who have known that learning second language would pay off eventually.
I remember being one of the best kids in the group, with a great potential of learning foreign languages. I have always been selected to play the main role in various plays our teacher Nada was preparing for us. She showed me the beauty of learning foreign languages and because of her I have never stopped learning English.
As a primary school student I decided to take up some private classes to improve my language skills even more. I remember having classes twice a week with a few students who hated it. To me that was completely incomprehensible. The English in school was a complete disaster; I was happy to have the opportunity to attend also the Private School of English and get to learn more vocabulary, more about the use of English and culture. I was much better at reading skills than my friends in school. I wanted more and more from it so I just started reading in English, watching movies without subs, talking to my English speaking friends and realized that the lessons provided very solid base. Now it feels almost natural.
As my love for English never went away and I did the maximum courses one private school might have, it was time to get the confirmation for the 12 year education in it. Before taking any special exams, I was granted a trip to Canada. It sounded like a dream come true but it was even better. It was probably a month that will never fade away and I would dare to say the most wonderful and exciting one I’ve had so far. Not only I have been using English quite a lot but I got to know the culture on my own. It helped me a lot with understanding English.
I joined various extracurricular activities that are containing some part of English that I enjoy working with. First Certificate in English was my goal that I accomplished.
To sum up, learning English is of big importance nowadays and the main language of any kind of interaction wherever you go abroad. I personally see it much more interesting than the “must know” thing. The differences in accents, the uses and vocabulary, the people …make it more fun.