Could you give me some suggestions on learning English?

China
March 24, 2007 8:21pm CST
I am a Chinese,and i've learned English for 9 years at school.Ilike learning it very much because it opens my eyes for the outer world,I can learn more interesting culture and customs in different countries ,so communicate with some clver and funny peron to share our opions! But now I face with a painful time which i fell it more and more messy to learn English effectively,especially my writing and speaking!Could you give me how you learn English? I am looking for your advices.Thank you!
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@happybabe (206)
• China
25 Mar 07
I am a Chinese, too.I also love learning English.As we know,it's not a easy thing to master a language.I am looking for good ways of learning English all the time.However, when I ask for some advice from one of my friends who is good at English,the only advice he gave me is a word "diligence".
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• China
25 Mar 07
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@kay1230 (249)
• Hong Kong
25 Mar 07
Mate here! :] I'm a student from Hong Kong too. It's really hard to "learn" English while the people around you don't speak in English. And I think taking MyLot is the good chance to pratice in English with motivation of EARNING...(haa) Have MSN? add me kay1230@hotmail.com
@mizrak07 (557)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
My advice to you is (1) read a lot of materials written in English such as books, magazines, newspapers, etc. (2) watch shows using the English language (3) speak and write the language on a regular basis until you get used to it.
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• Egypt
25 Mar 07
I agree with ya on that and chatting on net make ya learn easy and more fasting to :D
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• China
25 Mar 07
well, I think the best way to improve language is using it. But it is not easy to read english news or novels everyday.It is really a painful process. I like to play PC games which have only english guidence. for example, the ballance. All the words in those game are english.Therefore, you have to understand quite well in order to pass the game. You will not feel boring when you read the game introduction.
• Egypt
25 Mar 07
hello my dear if u want to lean english u must get books and cd that help u to speak english very well then u must to read more and more topics in english to provide this lang . thanx
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• India
25 Mar 07
Se what I think is that you should converse maximum in English and try to converse in English with those people who are good in English so that they can correct you where ever there is need.It will help you to improve a lot.
@denden (803)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
im from phil and i have notice that there are many koreans here studying how to speak english and my classmates are the one who teaches them..i am a future educator and as a requirement in our course we need to have a tutorial class..just contact me if you want..
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
Try reading a lot of English books and watch english TV shows and movies It will enhance your communicating skills in English. And also do not forget... Practice makes perfect. Try to converse with your friend in English in that way you can use and develop it somehow.
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@alchemistrx (2569)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
Watch a lot of english movies and english songs you can learn quickly by using these tools. I learn it that way and reinforced more in school.
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• Malaysia
25 Mar 07
i am a chinese too. i from malaysia. the problem is the ppl here not using english as their second language. coz they don have second language especially malay. even the chinese and indian here too didn't speak english. if you want to learn any language, daily speaking is the best way to learn or participate in this discussion forum. if my english is not right, correct me okay...
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
25 Mar 07
Hi, that is great that you want to learn more english well as you know when you learn english that it is good to start off with the smaller words to learn how to pronounce them correctly and this is a little tip and hopefully it hslps you when you try to say anything practise by yourself or with someone that speak english well and break the word up into three letters at a time. Your writing is ok but you just have to learn that when you have a sentence to put a full stop and a space after a comma.
@jlo228 (170)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
I can suggest is to read more and more books.. especially the novel, it can help a lots.. goodluck!
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@j27366 (294)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
my suggestions are : (1) read anything written in english - literature, journal, history, fashion..as in anything.(2)watch tv programs in english like dramas, news, entertainment shows - even if you cannot fully understand yet every word spoken. (3)from the reading materials you have, jot down in a piece of paper english words that are not familiar to you. then get a comprehensive English dictionary and look up for the meanings of each word you want to understand. then memorize each of them. yes! memorize! it's the best way to learn english. coz if you know a lot, your horizons will expand. you can start, say, with 10 words today. then when you have jotted down their meanings, go back to the sentences you got them from and learn how those words were used. you will be able to understand the meaning of the sentences where they were used. then, when you know you can catch up fast, add more words each day, like 20, then go 30..and so on..then on weekends, review all the words that you studied. it's like considering you will have an examination and you are preparing for it. know them by heart and keep them in your mind. i always remember my english classes back in my elementary and high school days. that's how our english teachers taught us and i believe that method is effective. it's a long process, just don't get tired of it. it'll be for your greatest advantage.
• India
25 Mar 07
i'm an indian and am not really aware whether you have a british institute centre at your locality.They are an authority when it comes to spoken english.Computer institutes like NIIT etc. sometimes do have english courses in their curriculumn.You may also search for english tutorial softwares on net.Alongwith these watch english serials or movies a lot.View the lip movements of the actors to get good accent and lastly if you're into books try to waste some time on some good pieces of literature,that may help
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@miyawcan (26)
• China
25 Mar 07
i am a english learner and chinese girl too.glad to meet you here.i am not able to master english very well due to lacking patience and persistence.so what i can advise you is be patient and persistent,i think it is very important for all of english learners.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
Hi! First of all, welcome to myLot! All the responses here are good, so I'll just try to advise you whatever's not yet given out here. In terms of speaking and writing, it's easy to just learn conversation and grammar rules, but nothing beats practice. As for conversing, you need to practice with another person, better if you'd stay for a while in an English-speaking country (because you've no choice but to speak the language). Otherwise, there are tapes or CD's you can purchase which would acquaint you with the "sound" and the proper responses. You can even sleep while listening to it! It does help a lot according to one of my students. As to writing, apart from myLot (hehe), you can also practice by writing letters to people or by having a tutor who would check whatever it is that you'd written. Happy myLotting then!
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
You've came to the right place greenshun!;) Mylot is also the best forum site to learn the english language, as it has members from all over the world and english is the main language of use to communicate here. You can also learn the language by reading literary books, english comprehension textbooks, thessaurus's and dictionaries. Just keep on participating here and try to get involved in more conversations, I'm sure this will provide you a big help in learning more about the english language!;)
• United States
13 Sep 07
One other thing you can do is (if you can afford), you can get help from a tutor. If you have friends who can help you one on one for free, that is even better. There are plenty of websites that can help you find a tutor. here is a list: www.tutorgator.com www.tutoringzone.com www.tutornation.com
@laowai (137)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Buy some DVDs of English-language TV shows. Keep watching them. First time you watch, try to figure out what's going on. Second time, try to understand what's being said. Third time, keep pausing it make sure you know what's being said. You can also try my blog for Chinese learners of English: http://chinaefl.blogspot.com
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
Wow, since 9? Well, I had learned my English so far from watching movies and mostly plays rendered from Shakespeare. Just continue watching good films and not those that wouldn't be worth it but, if you still want to, go right ahead. It because films are visual as well as audible. Reading helps but, its not as effective as learning things from watching actors delivering lines. You gain information greater from watching. Of course, your watching letters when you read but, they don't move as much as actors do they and are they more colorful? Making them hard to recall often. When you see something, its easier to remember. I'm hoping that your already good at your own language that your just adding English in your skills since, adapting a foreign language and not being adept to your own seems awkward. Hope I helped one way or another like the rest who did their response to this inquiry of yours.
• India
25 Mar 07
Hello my dear friend,i am an engineering student from india.In my friends circle we did the following things to get fluentzy in english.Try to know atleast 7 to 10 words from the dictionary.And one more thing try to understand every objects in english.For example,if u see a building think it as building....Dont think in ur mother tongue what ever it means... Good luck....All the best....