In Learners By Alexandra

What is «slow» while we learn English?

So, imagine that we are a people who have finally decided to learn a foreign language and select English. What are the first steps of 90% of the students? We choose courses that cause the greatest confidence, and listen to the stories of managers about how in a month (maximum of two) we will speak fluently in English. As a rule, we rarely report that learning a language — it is as individual as pick comfortable shoes. The group of 10 students can come with zero knowledge, and as a result three of them in a couple of months will be well oriented in the language, five will move an average rate of, well, a couple of accurate and will not move during these two months. And it does not speak about the intellectual abilities of students, but only about the psychological predisposition to learn languages. Nevertheless, even the most hardened skeptic and pragmatist, you can learn to speak a foreign language quickly. So, we will not strive for overclocking and set ourselves the following goal: to learn English for a year, starting with zero training. Is it possible to learn English for a year? It is, if you give this due consideration and, if skillfully avoid obstacles that prevent us from learning. What stands in the way of the desire to quickly learn the language? That’s what I want to tell you in his article.

It should begin with the purposes for which you need a foreign language. If you need it only for smooth communication in the home, at work and in English-speaking country, it is not necessary to go into the first lessons awareness of complex grammatical and linguistic problems. You simply do not need to know what the structure of words, why not the same of cases, both in the Russian language, and how the same word can have a hundred values. One of the biggest mistakes people that are just starting to learn the language is infinite word «why.» Remember, all the languages ​​of the world are different, their structure is different, and you do not need to know the answers to many of your «why», as they will only complicate your way to memorize vocabulary and possession of it without any problems. As soon as you are not a philologist, linguist and translator, begin to dig into the details of the language, you will drop themselves immediately at the very beginning of your academic path. So go do not go into the details, making it easy to themselves the learning process.

Another equally important reason is the lack of real everyday language practice — when you need to talk, ask questions, express emotions, and put up a quarrel, to change the wheel of your car, or buy medicines from mosquito bites by using only foreign language. If this practice is not present, then the language you are unlikely to learn the ropes. Because two or three sessions in a group or with the tutor is not enough to learn to think in English. So I always urge his disciples to seek foreign friends, to communicate at least in social networks, on Skype, by correspondence, but do it regularly. Of course, if the student can afford to spend some time in an English speaking country — it’s aerobatics language practice.

Practice, practice and practice again! No need to carry an endless dictionaries and word lists to learn by heart — you will never use such baggage. Speak! Friends, parents, his dog, his reflection in the mirror, talking with his bad (but still speaking in English) boyfrendom from Madrid. English should be an integral part of your life, and not to take 6 hours per week.

Of course, in addition to practice there are other problems. For example, how to memorize grammar rules? Firstly, it is important to deal with the time at which rules we need and which does not necessarily store. After much memorized it during a live conversation, and often people properly build proposals, based not on rules but on their intuition, which is remembered as it is uttered before. That is, in order to facilitate understanding of grammar, language takes practice. If you and I think about how originated languages, we understand that no language was created by the rules. Language — a means of communication, and it came up with ordinary people, when they tried to explain to each other is something very important. E. People originally said, and then from a huge baggage of words and phrases formed rules and regulations.

Speaking on the first day of training is very important — it’s like with children. After all, children are simply repeated for Mom, none of us in the six-month-aged mom did not speak about subjects and predicates. People who learn a new language — these are the same kids who learn from their mothers.

Also speaking practice and auditory needs. We need to listen to as many English texts, songs, audio books, talk shows, news, watching movies and various broadcast in English. Initially, there is nothing you will not understand, but auditory memory still remember, and at that stage, when you will already have a small vocabulary, you’ll be happy for yourself, realize that such activities do not cause difficulties and that «Wuthering Heights» the original is much more interesting than the translated into Russian.

Thus, from the above, we can safely conclude that no language practice even the best teacher can not teach you how to speak and understand a foreign language. You have to remember that from this short way to learn the language (only 1 year) 50% of the work you have to perform yourself and fill your life a foreign language in the course of this year to the maximum. Everything is possible in a short time, and the English — not the most difficult language! Good luck to all beginners!



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