what does"learn english on your terms"mean?

@strongsz (163)
China
November 4, 2011 9:56pm CST
hey,guys,recently i read a sentence"learn english on your terms",but i don't know what it means,can you help me ?
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@vanila (491)
• Israel
5 Nov 11
I guess you saw this sentence in a site that is teaching english. it means like the verse in the book of proverbs in the bible: "train up a child in the way he should go..", which means teach someone in his on pace and way and in his convenient time and so on.
@vanila (491)
• Israel
5 Nov 11
*A correction: "in his own pace"
@wulania (1524)
• Indonesia
5 Nov 11
english is a foreign language for people from my country. we dont speak english and we weren english colony, but dutch. english is hard to understand and hard to get good points for students at school. but now i know english is the window of the world
• United States
5 Nov 11
I would think that the words(terms) is what you need to learn in English. In the schools here that is what it would basically mean. Learn the english meaning, spelling and verbal pronunciation of the words/terms you are learning.
@DoctorDidi (7024)
• India
5 Nov 11
It would be better if you mention the whole writing or at least a few sentences preceding it and a few following it. But as I guess it may be that you learn English on terms imposed by you that is in accordance with your own conveniences.
• Philippines
5 Nov 11
Hi there! In a formal use it probably mean you need to learn the english language by your own. Probably the term came ftrom someone who have tried learning english thru other means but to no avail thus the only remedy would be learning thru one's own labour. However, sometimes the term is a figure of speech that connotes to a condition where people tried so hard to help you but you are too difficult or dumbed to comprehend. Hope it helps pal.