Fara (comingtoterms) wrote in little_details,
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Question on second language acquisition

Would someone who has spoken only his native tongue (in this case, Portuguese) for all 30 odd years of his life be able to learn and use (American) English without a trace of an accent, and could he possibly even become good enough to be regularly mistaken for a native speaker? How long would it take him to get there?

(Background info: Male character, average level of intelligence, no higher education, not overly fond of books/reading, never been to foreign countries prior to emigrating to the US.)

Thanks!
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