This issue has been discussed on this forum elsewhere, but the conversations have waned and non-native speakers seem to have accepted their doom. I decided to raise it again because the situation for non-native speakers is getting worse worldwide.
With the beginning of not only a new year but a new decade, the question in the title of this blog entry is more than pertinent, specially for those of us who are convinced that improving is the only way to go. Now, when we start a fresh, is the best time to sit down at the beach (lucky you!), breathe the ocean flavoured air, listen to the seagulls and the rumour of the waves , relax and talk to ourselves, intimately.