Is the writer of this text an English native speaker?
I'm picking a part of a random text from Y!A. What do you think, is the writer native? And why? Does s/he sound educated/ mature enough (disregarding the content, but rather from the language - is it a high school language, for instance)?
I'm hesitating because the English seems a bit unusual (I'm not a native either so I don't really have the feeling). Here it is:
"It's harder for me to endure the inhospitable attitude of French people, because I previously lived in Germany, and Germans treat foreigners from non-EU countries with respect and friendliness. I still remember my first weeks in Frankfurt vividly, and the number of times I was unable to find my way, holding the city map in my hands, when a German would approach and ask whether I would need his or her assistance. In France, let alone offering help, they avoid me like the plague each time I ask for directions. And I speak French (no less fluent than German). It's just one, most trivial example. French staffs' attitude at the Foreigners' Office is sarcastic at best - a far cry from their counterparts in Germany. I don't condone the animosity displayed by the minority toward native French, but it takes two to tango."
P.S. If the writer is not native, how "bad" is his/ her English?