mungouk Posted September 5, 2018 at 11:26 AM Report Share Posted September 5, 2018 at 11:26 AM 2 hours ago, Lu said: 'I've studied more than fifty' is just as meaningless as 'I speak five languages' if you don't specify what exactly you studied To be fair he is quoted as saying "I have studied more than fifty, and I use about half of them." If you are a lover of languages and enjoy studying/researching/learning them through your own intrinsic motivation, why would you need to take exams unless you intend to use them in your work? (FWIW I do actually put CEFR levels on my CV, but never feel entirely comfortable with that... my C1 French was 30 years ago but I still understand it comfortably and tell myself I could get back into it quickly if needed. Possibly delusional, and certainly not really C1 any more right now, but it's the only objective measure I have.) Maybe this is a long-standing discussion on the forums (I'm a newcomer), and it's a standing complaint about polyglots that they don't specify what "speaking" actually means, but I thought the discussion in the article on nuances etc. is interesting. Would someone with 7.0 in IELTS be able to understand English spoken with a Newcastle or Glaswegian accent? Standards only go so far I guess. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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