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It’s Never Too Late to Learn English

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Samuel  Malheiros in Oxford.
Samuel Malheiros in Oxford.
Samuel Malheiros is proof that one is never too old to start studying a foreign language.

Samuel, an 80-year-old lawyer from Vitoria, Brazil, is now in the United Kingdom taking a Kaplan English course in Oxford.

He already speaks French, Spanish and Italian – in addition to his native Portuguese. However, he decided it was time to learn the most widely understood language: English.

“Being in the same school with students of different nationalities means we have to speak English with each other all the time. It’s challenging and I enjoy it,” Samuel said.

“My journey will not end here. When I finish studying I plan to continue traveling around the world and keep on speaking and learning English,” he added.