Oh, so you must've joined the same time I did! I've been here 7 months, too.
About what you said about language skills - I can relate. As someone learning Spanish now, I'm suddenly amazed at how much of the language I can read on here. Who said the Internet never taught anyone anything? I vote coming on dA counts as studying! XD
slender33Featured By OwnerJan 1, 2013Student General Artist
I've only been in dA since Aug. I learned a few words in different languages, met different kind of people, and I never knew about dA forum. I come from a country that's really warm, so when I talked to other deviants, they would describe to me how snow is and how cold it was. I learned more about other countries through other people's experience, and not through studies. I met a lot of people who were really kind and really great in expressing their emotions and talent through words and artworks.