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July 06, 2004



Non-native English
Canada is a country of immigrants and we can often hear non-native English here in Vancouver. Last Friday night, I was invited to a dinner at my friend's house. He is Japanese Canadian and his wife is French Canadian. One other Japanese couple who came to Vancouver more than twenty years ago was also invited. So there were five people including me at the table. As the French Canadian lady cannot speak Japanese, the common language among us was English. I was unexpectedly immersed in non-native English conversation and I felt that non-native English, especially Japanese English is not bad to improve my English skills because it is easy to listen to and to understand. I only learnt how to speak using very elementary words. If you're learning English and want to improve your conversation skills, it's good to talk in English with a friend who speaks the same language as you do.

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