Today my mom and dad (81.5 and 83.5 y.o. correspondingly) passed the naturalization test.
They never learned
English until recently. At school, they learned
German, but father had to skip the middle school years, because it was WWII and
he had to work for life (his older brothers were drafted and two of them died on
They started learning
English in their late 70s, 5 years ago. Once they realized they would face the
examiners, they intensified their preparations. They were using the computer,
printed materials, tape recorder, etc. Two elderly
American volunteers would come to help.
They learned all the materials and now have much better knowledge of the American basics
than average Americans. Consider the age.
And I want to tell
you, who are spreading the crap about "impossibility to learn English" and
opposing to declaring English an official language - you are wrong. If my old
people could do it, younger guys and gals can do it for sure. Just use some will.
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