Do you think it's difficult to learn English well?
14 Dec 06
I dont think learning English is difficult. I am a total Chinese educated since my primary school and I speak mandarin at home. But, with all the hard works and determination and practice, I finally able to speak and write quite well English and I am constantly learning English even now. If you want to learn English, you have to be hard working at looking into the dictionary,read English article/news (start from short article/news),read out an English article/short news (this is to practise your pronounciation)another way of practising English pronounciation is to sing in English . Besides, be brave to speak up in English ( I have faced many embarassing moments when I start to speak English.But, this is nothing to me ). In a nutshell, to learn English, you have to: 1) be hard working to increase your vacabulary by looking into the dictionary 2) be determined 3) dont give up so easily 4) dont be shy to speak up in English 5) read,watch lots of English show without subtitle in your own language and try to figure out the conversation as much as you can 6) practise, practise and practise!
• United States
14 Dec 06
I think it depends where you are from. English has a lot of Latin and French derived words in it, but the structure is Germanic. Therefore Germans should find it easiest to learn English. The other problem with English is that the vocabulary is so large, almosxt three times as many words as other languages. Therefore non-native speakers are always caught out by something they've not heard before. But with all languages, it's just a case of practising.