Tina: Do I like learning languages? Yes, I do. But I'm a little bit lazy. In fact, I am lazy.
Jonathan: I think learning languages is really cool. People who can speak multiple languages are really cool. And they're also fun to learn. So, a definite yes.
Jo: Learning a foreign language is, um, really satisfying, I think. It's because it's really difficult, it's really challenging, but when you manage to communicate using that language, it's so satisfying.
Joanna: I love learning languages. I'd like to have time to learn more, but at school I did French and then I went on to university. I studied Spanish and Portuguese as my degree. And now I live in Catalonia in the north-east of Spain, so I speak Catalan and Spanish and English at home.
Kirk: I love learning languages. I mean, I've been doing it since I was a teenager, and, I don't know, I just find it really fascinating, all the differences and similarities in so many different ways between them.
Joanne: I think what I like is learning new words and new expressions and using them when I'm talking to people. So, yeah, for me, communicating with people in another language, I think that's really fun.
Kirk: My native language is English.
Tina: I speak English, that's my first language, I was born and bred in London. And I've been very fortunate to live in Italy, so I speak Italian, a little bit.
Kirk: I also speak Catalan quite well.
Joanne: I speak French. I speak German. And I speak a bit of Spanish. And my native language is English.
Jo: Yes, I speak Spanish, or Castilian, as we say here. I also speak Catalan because I live in Barcelona in Catalonia. And I speak a little bit of French, but I've … I can’t remember how to say 'forgotten'. I want to say 'I've forgotten French a little bit'. I think I need to work on that.
Kirk: I can get by in French.
Jonathan: Hello, everyone. I can speak a little Cantonese. Good morning, everybody. I speak Italian. Hello, everyone. I can speak a little Korean.
Kirk: I speak a little Guadeloupean Creole.
Joanna: Hello! In our house we speak in Catalan and English, and sometimes I speak in English and the girls and my partner answer in Catalan, and that's how we do it – half and half.
Kirk: I speak a little Tibetan. Years ago I spoke it better.
Jonathan: And I speak English. I forgot that one!
Kirk: I understand a little German, but don't speak it well.
Jo: I've forgotten it! I've forgotten it!
In this video, members of the LearnEnglish team say whether they like learning languages. They also demonstrate the foreign languages they speak!
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