instruction, not really effective Do
you think that classroom instruction for a short period
of 3 or 6 months is going to make you speak fluent English?
Mind you, even if you get classroom instruction for a long period, thats not likely to be really effective
as far as fluency development is concerned.
example, take the case of most people who have Bachelors
or Masters degrees (in English itself or in other subjects)
in countries where English is a second language. By
the time they complete their degrees, they would have learnt
English as a separate subject of study in classrooms (at school
and college) for at least 5 to 10 years. That too, from about
5 to 10 different teachers. And they would also have learnt
various other subjects through English in classrooms for at
least 5 to 10 years. Yet, by the time they get their degrees,
do they become fluent enough in English to speak it fluently?
dont be under the impression that classroom instruction
is a sure cure for all your fluency problems even if
it stretches over several years. Now if classroom instruction
(in English and through English) for as long a period
as 5 to 10 years cannot produce fluency in you, do you think
that classroom instruction for a short period of 3 or 6 months
more is going to make you fluent?