Some people learn foreign languages for years, for others enough a few months. Why? On what it depends?
My acquaintance with English began in the third grade. My mother decided that if I started earlier it would be better and she found a teacher for me. I learned the alphabet, some songs, and poems, and phrases, but I could not understand even basic grammar.
Then in the fifth grade, English classes started at school. Honestly, my teacher was not very good, but I went to the tutor a few years. In ninth grade, I passed the exam for the highest score. But frankly, it doesn't mean that I knew English well.
Now I'm in my second year at university. I have three classes of English per week - more than students at many and many other universities (although my specialty is not related to languages). In sum, I learn English for about 9 years... That's a lot, really a lot. But even now I can not say that I know it well. Of course, I know the grammar, I can talk to some of the topics, etc. But it's very little.
And it's not only my problem, many people have the same. So what's the deal?
(to be continued)