Would you mind making mistakes in English?

China
November 23, 2008 9:06pm CST
It appears that If only one can make his audience understood,it seems insignificant if one makes some mistakes in his oral English;similarly;as to the audiences,they are interested in grasping the meanings,not actually mind or even hardly notice the speakers' mistakes.What's your ideas?
2 responses
@impexp (246)
• China
24 Nov 08
Hi,I always make mistakes even my major is English in university.It is really not matter to make mistakes when you speek to others.To make you understood by others is the point.I think only Chinese pay much attention to the grammer,verbal and pronunciation,but overlook the effective way to express one's mind.Now I'm in a trading company and face many foreign customers,who's english worse than me,however this would not influence our business cause they would express their minds well even in poor speaking.
• China
24 Nov 08
Thank you for your support.I really approve of it.
• China
25 Nov 08
My major is communication engineering,enggaging fiber optics communication.Though I don't have too many opportunities to speak English,I stick to learning English at least one hour every day no matter how busy I am in working.English is a communication tool more than a language.
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
25 Nov 08
Hello wgx. I don't think that we need to care so much about making mistakes while speaking English as we are not native-English speakers. I have been working together with foreign teachers from different countries for many years and I have discovered that there is no problem for them to understand us even if we make some mistakes. So I always encourage my students to practise speaking English together with our foreign teachers without considering about making mistakes. You know, progress is made during the course of making mistakes. Practice makes perfect, which is a famous saying to all. Happy learning, my dear friend.
• China
25 Nov 08
Hi,my dear friend: The topics of speaking English are much more.From my standpoint,your ideas are perfect.If we are speaking English with others in our heart,our mistakes can become little matter.If we treat them frankly and sincerely,our mistakes can become unimportant.At the same time,we can make progress in the course of making mistakes.Happy mylotting. Write back soon. Yours sincerely WGX