Learning English At Home
June 21, 2006
Come again,I just browse and surf the internet couple minute ago and found some interesting TIPS from Penang E learning .
1. Surround yourself with English.
Find ways to make English part of your everyday
life, like writing your shopping list, reading the newspaper, listening to
the radio,writing your diary, or listening to English tapes while traveling
2.. Make English friends.
Even if you don't live in an English-speaking country, there
are probably many foreigners living in your own country. Find ways to
meet native English-speakers: going to foreign bars and restaurants,
joining sport and social clubs, or arranging language exchanges.
3. Find study partners.
You don't need native speakers to practice your English. Find a study
partner, or form an "English club" and meet regularly to talk English.
You can motivate each other, and you will learn by helping others with
4. Use authentic materials to practice your English,
not just textbooks.
If you can't find English books or magazines, use the Internet. Why not
take a look at the Englishtown Magazine for some easier articles?
5. Join the international community.
The Internet is a valuable learning tool, and can bring you in touch with people from all over the world. Join chat rooms, take an online course, or find a penpal to practice your English while learning about different cultures. Visit Englishtown.com for some more great ideas!
6. Set yourself realistic goals.
Give yourself a reason for studying ¡V do you want to get a promotion, be able to talk to your foreign colleagues, study abroad, or spend your next holiday in an English-speaking country? Set short-term as well as long-term goals, and keep track of your progress.
7. Listen to real English.
Train your ear by listening to English spoken at normal speed, even if you don't understand everything. Also practice listening without seeing things written down.
8. Find fun ways to learn new words.
If you like singing, then look up the words for your favorite English songs. Or if you remember what you see, write new words on 'Post-it' notes and stick them up around your house.
9. Learn about the culture.
Find out about the people and the culture of English-speaking countries. Learning a language is not just about grammar and vocabulary: it's about communicating with people who have different ways of thinking as well as speaking!
10. Whatever you do, have fun!
Learning a language does take work, but you'll be more likely to stick to it if you are enjoying yourself. Play games, do crossword puzzles, sing songs, read comics, and don't worry too much about making mistakes