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Sounds a grand title for something that so many people take for granted right? Learning English for your degree, for your trip to the western world, for your job…so how can it also be considered an heroic move?
Let’s break down the dictionary meaning:
a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
So once we see the true meaning of a hero, we can look more fairly at what it takes to learn English when you are from a family, culture or country where English is at a minimum.
To learn English when you come from such an area requires courage because:
- You need to go to, live and stay in a foreign land that no one (from your town) has ever been before
- You will need to adapt to a new culture perhaps
- You will need to eat…
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