DON'T and DO In Learning English

Saturday, December 11, 2010 Jo Hanniffy 0 Comments

Learning English can be easy or difficult depend on how fascinate you are with the subject. If you have have passion in learning English then you'll always want to keep practise in any way to obtain the progress. The more you have passion in the subject the more you obtain the progress. 

If you have studied English so long and no progress at all in your studying  then there must be a miss-learning in your study methods. Here are some hints what DON'T and Do in learning English.

1. DON'T Translate. This is the very number one what not to do in learning English. Translating Bahasa into English is so easy to do, by internet, such as Google translation, star translation, etc, you can just type an article in bahasa and then translate it into English. If you want to get better English of your own result then do not translate.

Why they won't help your English better?
As a free tool it won't set up the languange in a good structure, and what you need remember is that every languange has a different structure with other languange, particulary English. So if you translate Bahasa into English it will be significantly different to read by native  English as first it has different structure languange, and the second is because the tool has been setted up for only general vocabulary. 

So it's a big mistake if you think a translation will help your English better.

DO your own English. Not confident enough to show your English writing to public? Just writing it for fun then. We're not native English so don't expect to write and speak perfectly like them; just think good is enough. Even if  you're not really good at all. The most important thing is you understand every words you write.

DO have a good dictionary. A good and better dictionary will help your English much better. What I mean by better dictionary is a trust dictionary, such as Oxford. Even better if you buy the dictionary that not translate into your languange. Such as Oxford dictionary or thesaurus will explain what the term of the word you look for and its synonyms as well the antonyms.

DO read English books. Most my native English friends advice me to read English books often. At the start I struggle, but then after view attempts I start to enjoy every words in the books. Don't read difficult texts, read fun books instead such as your favourite fiction. When you get the excitement to read something your brain tells you to keep it going.

DO listen to English native.  The more you listen English native speak the more you understand the difficulty of English words pronouciation. AJ, the founder of Effortless English Club, has come with his great methods: "Try to listen the native english and repeat them often".

There many ways to improve your English. No matter how great is a method to learn English it will not show the progress if you still "cheating" in your study i.e. using a translation. Translation can help you only to translate the languange but not give you an understanding how to use it in a right form.

After all, it's all about passion. Your passion influence the way your learning English. Less passion will bring less improvements, more passion will bring more improvements. So fair enough of points.

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