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We learn English: how to approach success?

Beginning to learn a foreign language, many ask a question - and how to make it quicker and, the main thing, more productively? It appears, everything is not so difficult - to have a clear view of the main thing what will be the end result, and to aspire to it.

And what has to be the end result? If English is necessary for work or for study, then the end result is an ability to communicate in English. It is ability to hear and understand what is told by the interlocutor, and also (by the way, it is meant by the students coming to English language courses, but without skill will help to listen to conversation a little) ability to talk.

Then, having understood what is meant the words to learn English it is possible to start the second step.

When the purposes are clear, at once there are obvious what courses are suitable for these purposes and what teacher will be able to offer what is necessary.

It is clear, that sight-reading and translating from Russian into English, it is possible to remember many new words, but here guarantees that then it will turn out to connect these words in offers, remains a little. Studying of English by a communicative technique where first of all communication between people - between the teacher and the student is regarded as of paramount importance, between workmates, between the student and the native speaker appears the best tool. And of course, this communication has to correspond to level of proficiency in English - then from it there will be both an advantage, and development.

There is an opinion that to begin to study foreign it is necessary by all means with the native speaker, but it is not absolutely right. The matter is that it is first better to plunge into language gradually. In the beginning communicating with the teacher and listening to his explanations, then gaining more and more independence and confidence, and eventually beginning to communicate with native speakers. Why it so? Just native speakers - undoubtedly integral and constantly updated source of a living language - often do not know subtleties of your native language, and cannot understand why you have suddenly a stopper and you cannot understand in any way why it is necessary to use the 4th passed time. It is possible to cost one!

Here is how this situation was described by the student who came to be engaged with the native speaker: It was absolutely strange. I did not understand the teacher, he did not understand me. Besides, my teacher did not speak in Russian, and I just could not ask him anything. All our talk was reduced to stock phrases - something it seems hi, how are you. And after that hour of occupation turned into torture where we words and gestures tried to tell something each other. I learned several new words, but it was so painful that soon I made the decision to be engaged on English language courses, and with the Russian-speaking teacher . The native speaker is an excellent means for independent communication, that is for the third step of studying foreign. But I will not run forward.

So, the second important step is the choice of a suitable course of studying of English. The course should be chosen so that there were no doubts concerning a way of training or a technique of teaching. Having chosen a technique, it is necessary to agree that tasks which are given are part of study - otherwise there is a chance to gain only 50% of knowledge from 100% possible. Therefore, having chosen for itself a communicative technique, it is better to prepare at once that it will be necessary not only to talk constantly, but also to do written homeworks, and also it is desirable to plunge into English more and more and more deeply: to watch movies, to read books and magazines, to listen to songs in English, trying to sort words.

But and the result will not keep itself waiting long: in one or one and a half months the difference in communication will become noticeable. Here is how this state is described by the student of a course of colloquial English: In a month I understood that I can read the book which began to read two years ago. Then it was heavy to read - it was necessary to consult a dictionary all the time and to find out values of different words. But having passed only one level I could read the book for several days, having looked at less than ten words in the dictionary! All offers became clear. It is tremendous!

And if the person is already internally ready that his result is an ability to talk in a foreign language, understanding the interlocutors and it is clear stating the thoughts - he will surely notice, its objectives are achieved or not.

And then there comes the turn for the third step in learning of foreign language - it is practice, practice and once again practice. It is possible to communicate in English with very different and in own way interesting people. It is possible (here already it is even necessary) to communicate with native speakers, it is possible to talk to fellow workers, it is possible to visit colloquial clubs, and being sent on leave or on business trip, to strike up new acquaintances and to spend time in interesting communication. At this stage, after successful passing of a course of English, practice in any company will be useful - it is possible to learn to distinguish accents, pronunciation subtleties, to read classics in the original - for perfection there are no borders!

You understand why you need English and you want to learn to talk in it? Register in a free introduction (fact-finding) lesson of a course of English, and you learn how to begin to speak in English already through a two-three of months. Speak in English fluently!

Aleksandra Zharikova,

teacher of a course of English

of Applied Education.