Not a native English speaker.
Personally I don't think it makes sense to associate your proficiency in any language with intelligence.
For me i think its not all about intelligence but it is about predisposition.U can't specify your intelligence based on one skill if u ask me.
No but its very easy to judge what sort of place you're from. If I queue CS the best English speakers are usually from Western Europe due to being taught it and needing it whereas id assume people with less skill usually live in a country it isn't taught much / don't have an expectation of working in the wider world so more likely poorer / in Eastern Europe.
But that is all generalisations and i don't tend to think about it
Yes. I talk to my mexican friends who can't speak good English like I talk to a child. Even when it comes to tonality and such.
Native American here:
Depends. If you're a native, then yes. If not? Then no.
I am not a native speaker but if think it may be a thing. If you use proper grammar people (not necessarily natvies) consider you as a more intelligent/well educated thus treat you better.
It's always easy to judge others for their lack of English knowledge as a native speaker of English, that is why I never criticise the English of others because I think it's unfair to do, as English is not your native language and therefore I would be a horrible person if I did that. I think the only time I criticised another's English knowledge is when the other user did so with my English, so vice-versa I did so to them because they have the audacity to attack others for it when their English was also just as poor. As long as it's legible and readable, that is the only criteria that needs to be met. ^^
Does it equate to intelligence? Honestly, it's hard to say given how overrated intelligence is to begin with, it would be difficult to assume so based off of ones posting alone. Any user can act and pretend to type poorly or know very little but in actuality, may be smarter than led on to believe. Again, I think context is key, as it is very to make judgement and assumptions based of ones own posting.
Not native, and I don't like that I do it, but I subconsciously do it.
I think intelligence is not about english, its about how can you use the language as a tool.
Yeah I do for other native speakers but not for nonnative speakers
languages, in general, can not be associated with intelligence
but I believe that they surely judge.
my english is better than some of the smarter people i know and im a complete retard, so i don't judge
English is easy to learn. SoI say: When you are able to speak only English, you can be considered as a less smart person. Because to learn more than one language requires using your brain
From the time I spent in USA, a lot of native english speakers can barely speak their own language, let alone any other language. If you can speak English semi-fluently in addition to your own language, you're already better than 90% of native English speakers
Dont feel bad, even a lot of Americans cant speak their own language properly ;((
I know that I shouldn't, but I'm subconsciously judging you if you speak broken English. It's not something that I WANT to do, I just do it.
I don't mind when people make mistakes, I can usually still understand them.
you kinda think native speakers sound more intelligent when you don't live in an English speaking society but trust me, you're quickly going to realise they are just as dumb as any other mf if you were to immigrate.
If English is your first language, we definitely judge you by your grammar and spelling
Lack of skills in a foreign language can´t be associated with lack of intelligence.
But being articulated/eloquent in any language can, at least to some extent.
In this Forum, with big age gaps, language is also related to age/maturity.
... I had to look up "eloquent" to write this :o)
I would rather say that you're retarded if you base intelligence of someone's English skills
Not when I'm speaking to someone who is speaking it as their 2nd or 3rd language. But if its your native language then yeah
Clearly it isnt associated with intelligence since you asked for native speakers only and a bunch of non native speakers answered
literally couldn't care less how good someone's english is
"A fool tries to make himself sound more intelligent by using bigger words. A wise man speaks in a way that those around him can comprehend" - fart_lmao
it depends on if you tell me that you've just started to learn or if you tell me that youve been living in the US for 20 years and still sound like an orangutan