thekernel Posted September 4, 2013 Report Share Posted September 4, 2013 A friend I knew just recently returned after an elongated stay in France, where she says she began thinking in French. I know that's a common occurrence when you become fluent, but what she told me next was pretty surprising; she had a lot of gaps in English where her brain would substitute the French word and she'd find herself temporarily unable to speak the correct English term. She is a native English speaker, which left me surprised that spending about 6 months immersed away from your home tongue could affect it so profoundly.Do you feel you are affected similarly when you are immersed in another language? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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