How to learn English do you think is the best way?

@xuliwei (260)
China
July 13, 2007 1:54am CST
I have learn English for many years but I still have difficulty in speaking it absolutely and I can't pronounce well.What can I do to change my poor English?
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@fly_shay (333)
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
There are so many ways like chatting with an English speaking person,go to other place where people speak English,learn in an online tutoring and most of all, you have to talk or use it everyday.Goodluck
@xuliwei (260)
• China
3 Aug 07
Thank you my friend!I will try it.
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• United States
13 Jul 07
yesterday, i talked with a france , you cann't believe how bad his oral english, but we also can comunicat , of course my english is poor too. gvie yourself enough conficence
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@xuliwei (260)
• China
14 Jul 07
Thank you !Your example gives me much confidence!
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• China
13 Jul 07
Yes ,i have learned it for many years too . Many students is our country study English when we are very younger ,but we just reading ,writing , listening but seldom speaking . These days i have found a good way to study English ,especially the oral ,is to go to have chat with the foreign friends . At first it need me much courage to speak out the first word ,becaus i think my english is poor ,it is really ,too . And after many times i find it is easy to do .Although my pronunciantin is not good but most people can understand me . It is very interesting to have a chat with the foreigner friends . And you can model yourself on their pronunciation . I think it is easy to do this in Beijing because there are so many foreigner friends . Wish you have a good luck .
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@xuliwei (260)
• China
14 Jul 07
Thank you but I am at college in JiangSu and most international students in my college are from India.I have not much time to do so because I am busy at the college.It's difficult for me to have a whole period.
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• Kottayam, India
15 Jul 07
Last 35 years I am reading King James Version (English) I have improved a lot in English, you can also do the same.
@xuliwei (260)
• China
21 Jul 07
I have tried this but there are so many puzzles during my reading that I can't continue
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
14 Jul 07
The best way is by practicing everyday. As I have posted in other topics, you don't actually need to go out of the country to learn English. You just have to think of much much more creative ways. First, if you can afford a good teacher, there are a lot of online English Teachers out there. Well, I do those stuff too, but I'm more an informal Teacher, I just teach conversational English. On the other hand, you need to practice. You can do this in may ways, one very good way is for you to try going in online chatrooms. There are a lot of chatroom sites where you can really use a headphone and a microphone. One is Skype, another is Yahoo. Log in there and go to the rooms with English speaking people. Slowly learn from them by interacting. Just do your best. Sooner or later, you'll see how good you could be. Plus if you want to enhance your skills in grammar, spelling etc. MyLot is good too. Just express yourself and don't be afraid. Why? Because some people may Know English, but they don't know your language. =)
@xuliwei (260)
• China
21 Jul 07
Thank you laydee!Your advice is very useful to me.
@urbandekay (18312)
13 Jul 07
Chat with English people on skype or other voip systems. Listen to the world service in English. Buy some learn English cds, some of these record your voice and help you improve pronunciation. To me it sounds that compared to Chinese English is spoken with a relaxed, open mouth and the sound is further back in the mouth and is less percussive. Speak slower and more relaxedly, don't spit the words out. Hope that helps in some small way all the best urban
@xuliwei (260)
• China
13 Jul 07
Thank you for your advice.I will try it.
@seewhy (231)
• Australia
13 Jul 07
If you can afford to perhaps go to an English speaking country for a few months. That way you have to speak the language all the time and you will learn a lot of the finer details of the language.
@xuliwei (260)
• China
13 Jul 07
Yes,that's really a good way but I have not time or money to do so.It's unfit for me now.Have you some other advice? I believe there are good ways besides going to an English-speaking country.