People believe that as long as you are in an English-speaking environment or you watch America tv shows constantly, then you’ll pick up English really quickly. While those are true statements to some extent, there’s something more important for every language learner to acknowledge before spending too much time on America soap opera: the learning of a language is a life-long journey; it is not just about building up skills.
According to the author of this article, a good command of academic terms or daily conversations is far from enough from what gets you involved in American culture. American history, along with pop culture, is one of those topics non-US citizens have to know in order to understand this country better.
“To make a leap in terms of deep communications with native speakers, understanding the culture is a must,” says the author.
This is an article that worths your time reading it.
For full article, visit http://www.introamerica.com/cn/archives/11676.