I have to say that I learned English mostly in school, through my studies at the PH and through watching various American series. Reading books in English played a major role as well. Unfortunately, I can’t really tell about having been abroad for a rather long period of time. What really helps me currently is that I get to talk a lot in English because of our fellow exchange students I hang around with at the PH. I consider this to be a great advantage for learning to speak a foreign language.