learning english

United States
April 13, 2008 2:20pm CST
i am a chinese immigrant, i came to the U.S for 1years, but my english still not so good,the teacher said my grammar so bad. so i wanted to ask you guys about how to improve my grammar? give me some method.
8 responses
• India
13 Apr 08
Don't worry you are in english environment you will learn english soon (talking.)for grammar there are many books and site avialable on net and mylot is also there.i have many methods for leaning english but i never tried.your teacher said that improve grammar my teacher also said it. first i learned english grammar now i first hear tnen think about the tence then translate the sentence then i speak.(it takes time) Now here in my country all english expert said that try to speak english wrong or right doesn't matter.
• Philippines
13 Apr 08
The way I learned good English was by reading lots and lots of books and practicing writing in the language. Start with the easier material i.e., stories for younger children because they usually have easier vocabulary. Regarding vocabulary, buy a dictionary and try to learn as many words as you could in a day. It was a practice I did when I was still in grade school; I tried mastering as much as 20 words a day. Also, communicate and as much as possible, converse in English. If you're afraid that someone might laugh at you, practice speaking in the confines of your home. Good luck!
• United States
13 Apr 08
thank you so much,i know how to do now
• Philippines
13 Apr 08
Okay! I wish you all the best!
13 Apr 08
I think you should watch English movies and socialise a bit more, because you cannot learn to speak a language unless you communicated using it.
@Mythion (188)
• Israel
13 Apr 08
I agree, I learned to speak english by watching movies in english since I was as little as 2 years old and talking alot in English is also a good way, you can also buy an english grammer book in chinese so you can understand english grammer in your own language.
@dbhattji (2506)
• India
17 Apr 08
A good way of improving your vocabulary and accent is to read Newspapers/magazines and watch English movies and TV.
• China
17 Apr 08
I am chinese too and in my experience you really need to read more to imporve your english. However the most important thing for you to do now is to speak to people as many as possible around you in english and it will definitely help you a lot in this english speaking enviornment. I agree: practice makes perfect, perfect makes permanent. good luck to u
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
14 Apr 08
Reading books should help you out a lot. It will help you to familiarize your self with the way the language is spoken. Read any kind of book you like, it will help you. I think it is wonderful that you want to improve your language skills.
@goergineo (1498)
• Jordan
13 Apr 08
I think talking to people out there, reading books, and you could also attend courses. I think my lot is a good place to read and discuss issues. mylot is gonna improve your language too much plus you can make money. best wishes for you dear. take care.
• United States
13 Apr 08
Your English is a lot better than my Chinese. I don't speak Chinese at all. Here is a test you can take to rate your English skills. http://www.world-english.org/test.htm And here is a list of other sites that you can find tests on as well as help to study. http://eleaston.com/test-your-english.html Good luck!