Most learners are often confused
about how to learn English. Below are the four great concepts regarding
learning English which will help you in your language learning experience.
To Learn or Not to Learn Grammar – that is the question.
you want to learn English, don’t worry about grammar. Remember that grammar is for communication. Don’t be
obsessed for grammar. You can learn English without grammar. For
example, learning English is like diving, you just need to jump into the
water. Don’t be afraid. The water is there is to support you, not drown
you. Similarly, language learning is like driving. When you learn
driving you usually don’t pay attention to how car engine works,
which way petrol travels or how to change a wheel when it goes
punctured. These points are for the mechanic.
You don’t want to be a mechanic; you want to be a driver. The same is the case with grammar in language learning.
must make a decision. If you have made a decision to learn English, try
to isolate your weak points. Suppose, you maybe good at grammar but your
vocabulary is weak or you maybe good at Speaking but your pronunciation
is not fine. Therefore, you must focus on your weak points first. And
you feel OK with that, you can focus other areas of English. Once
you have made the decision to learn English, teach whatever you
know to your friends who want to improve their English. If you know
even a small portion of English, you can teach that to your friends. In
this way, you will never forget your English.
teacher or software is not enough, you need to organize yourself. Keep a
notebook to write important points about grammar, vocabulary and
pronunciation. Study in short intervals; don’t study for long hours and
you must practice and review what you study. These are the complementary
skills which will enhance your English.
Make some rules for yourself. For example, you can find people who want to speak English and you can make ‘
Speak English Only Rule’ with them. So take charge of your learning. Don’t depend on others.
need to learn English on your own terms; you need the methods that work
best for you. You maybe a different learner so find out your learning
styles and habits.
There are different ways to learn. Find out what kind of learner you
are in order to better understand how you can learn more effectively.
- Some are Visual Learners. Visual Learners are those who learn better
by watching things and they learn better if they watch how things are
done and so they pick up the style and start doing the thing themselves.
You are a visual learner if you need to watch your teacher to understand
the lesson while he’s teaching. For a visual learner, private lessons
are most effective.
- Some are Auditory Learners. Auditory Learners are those who learn
best from lectures. They rely more on listening to what the teacher
says. For them, watching is not important. For an auditory learner,
listening is more effective.
- Some are Kinesthetic Learners. A kinesthetic
Learner is one who learns better by doing. He needs a hands-on approach
to learn any thing. Kinesthetic students cannot sit down and read, they
cannot listen for a long time because they get bored. These are
practical people and they need to take part in conversations and
discussions to learn English.
You need to find out what your preferred learning style is so you can learn easily and effectively.