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How To Learn English!
« on: December 16, 2009, 10:02:30 AM »
Here are some tips which may help you to learn the English Language!

Speak without Fear

The biggest problem most people face in learning a new language is their own fear.  They worry that they won’t say things correctly or that they will look stupid so they don’t talk at all.  Don’t do this.  The fastest way to learn anything is to do it – again and again until you get it right.  Like anything, learning English requires practice.  Don’t let a little fear stop you from getting what you want.

Use all of your Resources

Even if you study English at a language school it doesn’t mean you can’t learn outside of class.  Using as many different sources, methods and tools as possible, will allow you to learn faster.  There are many different ways you can improve your English, so don’t limit yourself to only one or two.  The internet is a fantastic resource for virtually anything, but for the language learner it's perfect.

Surround Yourself with English

The absolute best way to learn English is to surround yourself with it.  Take notes in English, put English books around your room, listen to English language radio broadcasts, watch English news, movies and television.  Speak English with your friends whenever you can. The more English material that you have around you, the faster you will learn and the more likely it is that you will begin “thinking in English.” .

Listen to Native Speakers as Much as Possible

There are some good English teachers that have had to learn English as a second language before they could teach it.  However, there are several  reasons why many of the best schools prefer to hire native English speakers. One of the reasons is that native speakers have a natural flow to their speech that students of English should try to imitate.  The closer ESL / EFL students can get to this rhythm or flow, the more convincing and comfortable they will become.

Watch English Films and Television

This is not only a fun way to learn but it is also very effective.  By watching English films (especially those with English subtitles) you can expand your vocabulary and hear the flow of speech from the actors.  If you listen to the news you can also hear different accents.

Listen to English Music

Music can be a very effective method of learning English.  In fact, it is often used as a way of improving comprehension.  The best way to learn though, is to get the lyrics (words) to the songs you are listening to and try to read them as the artist sings.  There are several good internet sites where one can find the words for most songs. This way you can practice your listening and reading at the same time.  And if you like to sing, fine.

Study As Often As Possible!

Only by studying things like grammar and vocabulary and doing exercises, can you really improve your knowledge of any language.

Do Exercises and Take Tests

Many people think that exercises and tests aren't much fun.  However, by completing exercises and taking tests you can really improve your English. One of the best reasons for doing lots of exercises and tests is that they give you a benchmark to compare your future results with.  Often, it is by comparing your score on a test you took yesterday with one you took a month or six months ago that you realize just how much you have learned.  If you never test yourself, you will never know how much you are progressing. Start now by doing some of the many exercises and tests on this site, and return in a few days to see what you've learned. Keep doing this and you really will make some progress with English.

Record Yourself

Nobody likes to hear their own voice on tape but like tests, it is good to compare your tapes from time to time.  You may be so impressed with the progress you are making that you may not mind the sound of your voice as much.

Listen to English

By this, we mean, speak on the phone or listen to radio broadcasts, audiobooks or CDs in English. This is different than watching the television or films because you can’t see the person that is speaking to you.  Many learners of English say that speaking on the phone is one of the most difficult things that they do and the only way to improve is to practice.

Finally

Have fun!
« Last Edit: December 16, 2009, 10:05:52 AM by rakz »

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Re: How To Learn English!
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010, 02:54:51 PM »
Effective post.....thank you, rakz. We want more posts like this from you.
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Re: How To Learn English!
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 01:39:06 PM »
Nice post.
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Re: How To Learn English!
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2017, 07:12:23 PM »
nice strategies.
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Department of English.
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Daffodil International University.

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Re: How To Learn English!
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2017, 05:59:30 PM »
I was told by great Headmaster, the late Abul Kashem Mian of Panga R.L. H.E. ( Rani Lakshmipriya High English) School :
" If you want to learn English, " Speak in English, Eat in English, Drink in English and Dream in English."
The journey of my learning English started never to stop.
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Re: How To Learn English!
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 05:39:37 PM »
Shams Sir,I have also experienced the same!

I was told by my university teacher, the late Abu Taher Mozumder Sir(Jahangirnagar University):
" If you want to learn English, " Speak in English, Eat in English, Drink in English, Laugh in English, Cry in English, Walk in English and Dream in English."



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Re: How To Learn English!
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2017, 07:28:23 PM »
I see, the old guy had made a journey to JU as well. Good!