Many of us are either already in the process of learning English, or just planning to do this interesting and exciting affair. Maybe you are one of those who seemed to be already ready to begin development of English, but does not know where to start and what materials to use. Of course, in the first place should be reserved bilingual dictionaries, preferably with a rather big amount of words. Those who prefer electronic version, can easily find a suitable his English dictionary online.
Need some tutorials or tutorials, depending on whether you will learn English through Skype, on courses or independently. I will not mention audio and video, as without them now nowhere, and in principle, they implied. I would like to talk about reference books, which can be helpful in learning English. It’s about this material, like tables and charts.
Why do you need English at the tables?
Someone will say in amazement, what else to load yourself with some tables and charts? If calmly everything can be found in the book or on the website dedicated to the English language. As they say, who is close to their liking. But I would advise all the same not pass by this reference material and why.
His opinion on the English language in tables and charts, I was only on the basis of its experience in teaching English and experiments on himself. But this method works flawlessly learn English! Let’s think. Of course, each of us has a different perception of information. For example, one to remember something you need to listen to it several times, the other — something to draw, draw, relate to any action that is to feel; Well, and the third — just some time to look at the necessary material. Moreover, the memory is all different, and each person requires a minimum amount of time for the development of a certain category of knowledge.
Yet, schematic and «table» the image of the English language are available to all students. It allows competently and sensibly positioned in our heads the information as «on the shelves» to further prevent it from mixing. English tables saves a lot of time, since we do not spend it in vain to re-reading masses are not very useful knowledge. This method ensures representation English use of your long-term memory, that is, information from tables and charts you will remember for a very long time, maybe ever.
What is the attraction of English in tables and diagrams? First of all, it is compact (large volume of material is presented in raw form). Secondly, avoiding verbosity (take the most important and useful). Third, good hint at any time. And your visual memory will tell you «thank you» for her continued training. If the tables and charts you will make for yourself to see what you learn English so much easier, because the constant repetition of information ensures that such information is securely entrenched in your head. Whatever you say, and «Repetition — the mother of learning.»
Take the example I am personally. While studying English at school and then at university, I quickly realized that the English language in tables and figures — that’s my favorite way of presenting the material. I thought and think now, that there is nothing easier than to explain something on the basis of any scheme. Therefore, in the work I follow the same principle. I prefer to communicate to students the material in the form of tables.
Now there are many books on English tables. Typically, this grammar. I really like the book «The English Grammar Tables» N. Artsinovich. Despite the title, this book contains material on phonetics, characteristics of the study of English words, the various details of the background and much more. For Teachers of English also created demo banners that represented the English language in tables and diagrams.
But, despite having already finished material, I love to be with his own table. Believe me, any material can be represented schematically. About grammar already and can not speak. In phonetics can be summarized in the table all the sounds of the English alphabet and the rules for their perusal. If we talk about the vocabulary, you can break it down by subject and grouped according to any criteria. Here is the table. A scheme to help you quickly and accurately show the students that used and with what, why and when.
Try to make tables and charts on various subjects, and teach your students to create a circuit. So you show them how to choose only the main information, leaving behind what is not useful. This skill will help them in the future, both orally and in writing. If you see that the English language in the tables does not help you to learn English, I propose to discuss why this is so, and together find a way to fix it.