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06-29-2011, 03:03 AM
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Originally Posted by PhillyPhinn View Post
Even though a lot of people like to hype up our education system, the real reason for northern Europes english skills is due to not having voice-overs on TV. I personally started english in school in the 8th grade(at age 14), and have only studied it for four years.

I learned my english by watching Melrose Place, MacGyver and Star Trek, not by learning it in school. As a contrast, I studied german from grades 3-9, yet I couldn't write, let alone speak it with any sort of fluency. I'm sure the Michael Moore's of the world are disappointed by this answer, but this is the truth.....
In the other hand, that only explains english.. but the education system has been exellent in other subjects too. But now this is way too offtopic, im out of this.

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