I show you ways to improve your English. Do you sometimes feel a little lost when you are studying English? Do you find it difficult to know what to study? Knowing what is important to learn is essential in your learning schedule to reduce wasted study time. I show you how you can maximise your learning progress.
This blog will be all you need to go forward in language learning. Well almost all you need. You need me too. You see, you can’t learn a language without a teacher or some form of human contact. Just take a look at Google Translator. It’s a fantastic tool (so don’t sue me Google, I’m not putting you down.) for simple translations and basic phrases, but it won’t teach you a language. Well, not yet. This is because it’s not human. You can put a team of techies behind it and work it as much as you like, though you are not going to get the language you need in the real world. For that you need to get out there and hear it, read it, listen to it in songs, and really experience it. So welcome to the most informative blog on language learning you’ll come across.
The Brick Wall Effect.
So you’ve been studying hard for years now and you really have a great grasp on the language. Nonetheless, there’s a deep dark void in your language bank up there in the back of that grey matter between your ears. The brain is a complex thing, that much we know. However, there is one thing I’ve noticed in all my experience of teaching which is the key to progressing well through a language. That is the ability to memorise information.
So how can we memorise information effectively? Some people have better skills at memorising information than others. Nonetheless there is a technique which can help anyone who finds it difficult to remember essential vocabulary, expressions, or important grammar rules. I have studied a certain technique over the last decade or so and have found it to be very effective. It’s a technique which involves a little creativity, I’ll tell you that much. However, if you really want to find out about my technique you’ll have to become one of my students. This is one of their privileges.
So, let’s imagine you have studied hard day and night for months on end. You have learnt countless expressions and vocabulary for various situations. Although the most difficult task you find is using them. Well, I can help you learn to integrate them into your daily language. Just book some classes with me and I can start really helping you.
Planning is everything. I see so many students who study grammar one day, vocabulary the next, listening the day after, reading and writing intensively. However, they feel they do not know what they have studied or learnt. This is because they don’t have a study plan. If you really want to learn quickly, effectively, and successfully you need a weekly study plan of the content you will study.
For example, on Monday you could study reading. However, just studying reading is not going to help. You need to study reading for comprehension. So once you have read the article you can write your own comprehension questions on the article. You could record your voice and give an opinion on the article, or a summary. Recording your voice is also good practice as you are speaking English. Then there could be some new words in the article. So a good idea would be to write them down in context. Write some phrases using the new words. Practice some questions with them, or write a few lines with all the new words. This will help you remember the words and make them part of your daily language.
So as you can see, planning is an essential part of your English study.
Coming soon…a fantastic tip on how to practise speaking.
Thanks for reading.
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