AJ's Methods Versus 'Old' Methods

Monday, September 05, 2011 Unknown 0 Comments

Last night, I was accidentally enter to  a website which learning English was the main topic of their discussion. What had interested me was, AJ's name was mentioned in the topic. One of the forum member asking a question to a man, whom, I suppose he might be the owner of the forum, questioning about the works of AJ's methods. The man directly answer to her question that according to him better if people rely on what our English teacher has taught us i.e. grammar rules.

In the other hands, I see some English teacher, whom, join this club seeking how to teach better English (I know one of these teachers --- she tries to practise AJ's methods in her English class).

Seven months of AJ's promises to speak English fluently may make some people ask around to its justness: "Is that true we can speak English that fast?".

I absolutely disagree with the former, the man's comment about to keep rely on what our English teacher has taught us (remember the story of how my english teacher teach his students in the class?) ---- whether his comment based on his experience as English teacher, so he feels good/right to keep his students to stick with the English rules or because he's jealous of AJ's promise about the ability to speak English fluently in seven months without Grammar rules?

My unsavoury isn't based on my laziness (well, slightly!) --- who wants to memorise all those grammars for the rest of our life , anyway? Do you? ---  my life (spesially my brain!) is already busy enough to memorise or think about something else, so I absolutely will make it easier about anything else, like learning English.

When my English teacher in the class was amazed by my English, I was proudly answer him like this: "I learn English only from the internet". He smiled at me and replied: "Well Sri, I'm impressed" (did he really mean that? ^_^).

However, he could have become a better English teacher if he knows how to do it, no wonder most students only in the class for 2 hours or less than that ---- he threats us like monkeys! e.g. "Follow me please", "read the book, and answer the questions from 1 to 20" (and then he's gone to the teacher room!) .

So I come with my simple conclucion about 6 months to speak English fluently, that the 6 months of learning English would might not work at all if you don't follow the "rules". We don't memorise anything in AJ's lessons, do we?

It's been more than three and half years I join this club, I keep visiting this club, keep it practise, keep it up to date about learning English and the most important is to keep my passion! The latter is so difficult to do, but when I gather with the same people who also like to improve their English, and my passion is back. This forum is help me so much, specially to my confidence in writing: No one correct my grammars.

I don't know how AJ can get these rules, but I believe these rules are agreeable for epoch like now, specially when people demand something more flexible, fun, enjoyable but in the same time it also insightful.

Why make it so difficult while it actually easy to do?

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