Meera wrote:lol yeah i pretend i dont kno english if ppl annoy m. but i would feel bad for lying cuz they want to practice their english lol
Our professor of Arabic told us not to go to an Arab country until we felt very confident with our Arabic. My friend stayed in Spain until she felt confident with her Arabic (after 4 years studying it), and now she is studying in Damascus speaking in Arabic all the time and it's helping her a lot to become fluent not only in classical Arabic, which she studies at university, but also in the local dialect.
I would advise you to do same thing, because when you are confident with the language nobody will try to switch to English to have a conversation with you. I wish I had known more Turkish before going to Turkey, because I could have learnt a good deal of the language, but although I had to start virtually from zero, I think I achieved a lot, but I had trouble finding people that actually was willing to talk to me ONLY in Turkish and be patient enough to repeat each sentence several times.
But now that I reached an upper-intermediate level in Turkish I can handle conversations in Turkish without Turks wanting to switch to English.