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Ok, I thought of joining this forum a lot earlier, two years ago to be precise, but thought that I was too young for this ().
Now, I decide to use this as a networking tool forI will want to work in an English environment. Additionally, I hope that I could post in the employment section to inquire about job openings for small or/and part-time jobs during the summer holidays. Indeed, I am trying (to no avail so far...) to save money so that I can finance my own University studies. I do not want to burden my mother anymore as she is already paying my private school fee.

I think that my name is quite obvious… I am 17 years old and of Filipino descent. Istudy in a British-based curriculum international school in Geneva. I alsofluently speak English, French and Tagalog; the three essential languagesfor me really.

I think the only worth mentioning hobby of mine is mypassion for English literature. Unfortunately, my grammar is somewhat atrociousas this is actually my first year of using and learning English in an academicenvironment. My teachers repeatedly remind me of my strong essay writing skills.However, as I look at these essay for the fifth time after they have beencritiqued, I cannot help but feel disgusted on how crappy the writing is, haha.
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Hi Julian

I have a keen interest in English literature too, and im passionate about stuff by Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare. Are you a collector of English literature?
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Old 18.06.2011, 12:52
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Welcome to the forum. I don't think being "too young" is a barrier as many of the regular membership are perfectly capable of making posts that look like they were written by children.

Also, don't worry too much right now about your grammar. Yes, you need to work on it, but if you ever did write something worth publishing you'll have editors and proof readers to help you.
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I have a keen interest in English literature too, and im passionate about stuff by Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare. Are you a collector of English literature?
Yes! Classical adventure fiction is the best kind of adventure genre in my opinion. Contemporary thriller and adventure just does not suit my test . It must be the lack of sufficient imagery for my mind to dwell onto.

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Welcome to the forum. I don't think being "too young" is a barrier as many of the regular membership are perfectly capable of making posts that look like they were written by children.

Also, don't worry too much right now about your grammar. Yes, you need to work on it, but if you ever did write something worth publishing you'll have editors and proof readers to help you.
Hahaha, yeah I will try not to. Nevertheless, if I will want to write in English, I will have to respect the language.
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Not necessarily. It's a tool; you need to use it. However, like all tools you must completely understand it to fully work out what it's capable of.
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Not necessarily. It's a tool; you need to use it. However, like all tools you must completely understand it to fully work out what it's capable of.
Ummmmm ... yes, absolutely!!

Welcome julian94
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Re: The student says hi

Hiya Julian and welcome to our forum.

First of all, don't be shy with English, abundance of non anglophones here, so the community is tolerant . The only condition in terms of membership is write comprehensibly so others understand and it is clear you do. Spellchecks are handy, when it comes to typos, etc. the more you read, better you write, and all the other wisdoms from the school you probably know about...

I am about to put a study group in Geneva, being a student myself and needing to stick to steady schedule, so if you are interested, look out for that one.

Another thing is, we have a nice Book Club in nearby Morges, where we meet and discuss English written lit, so watch out for social events announcements, or, put that in a search we have here and find out older threads for info.

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