I'm not as good or thorough as SAM or Fraggle, but I'll do my best. Correction: Thanks friends. My aim here is to learn to speak English. "as English men" can be dropped completely. but if you wanted to keep it, you should say: My aim here is to learn to speak English as well as an Englishman. What you said makes it sound like you want to learn it as if you were a group of Englishmen! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!