By what method it is better to study English?
the Nature - the most perfect author that so far cannot be told about the person.
Studying of English is a certain problem for our person - sometimes we learn this language long, without achieving result necessary to us. A problem doubly is the choice of the correct place of training. In this article we will clear some moments to facilitate performance of both of these tasks.
So, you is faced by a question of the choice - where to learn. Now it is not so important whether you will look for courses or the tutor, let`s look at the offered training techniques. They can be divided into 4 big groups: classical, communicative, intensive and author`s.
the Classical technique - that way which trained in foreign languages at the Soviet schools. Training of that time is considered to be as one of the strongest, the best in the world. It is possible to argue with it, it is possible to agree … However, as for English, it is necessary to recognize that after such training our person was trained generally in “reading with the dictionary“ as after we often and wrote in the questionnaires about employment. But in it the essence of a classical technique also consists: here the lexicon (you learn words), grammar (you learn rules of English) is given, you practice transfers - generally from English into Russian, much less - in the opposite direction, are engaged in retellings of the text and answer questions on it.
Being trained thus, it is really difficult to expect something another, than more or less good understanding read. But in the modern world, where as the stepmother in Evgeny Schwartz`s “Cinderella“ spoke, “communications solve everything“, it is a little simple to understand. It is necessary to be able to express freely the thoughts that communication turned out. Generally English is learned proceeding from practical advantage: it is necessary to communicate with business partners or on trips abroad on affairs or on rest. That is usually we need rather applied English.
Understanding this nuance, you probably turn the view of the technique called by communicative. Here it is very important to understand a difference: what you mean by this technique personally (your expectations from such training) and that is understood as it on those courses on which it to you is offered. It is often possible to hear that if the teacher tries to allocate more time at a lesson for communicating to listeners of a course (more - in comparison with classics), it and there is a communicative technique. It also includes the game situations organized by the teacher that students (students) could communicate among themselves on a certain subject in a free form that having received a new portion of practice of communication.
is considered Minus of this technique absence or weak skills in written English. That is both in the first, and in the second cases, the balance when studying language is broken. At a classical technique of training you miss communication, here - you not really well are able to write in English. If you are going to use the knowledge only on trips on rest, it can be sufficient. But for business skills and written language are necessary. On the course “English as a Second Language“ (“ESL“) in system of the organizations of Applied education considered this nuance. On communication practice about 80% of time of a lesson leave here, and communication time more effectively, than training of one teacher with one student is organized while the others listen to them waiting for the time. How exactly there takes place process - it is possible to look at a fact-finding lesson of a course.
Intensive and author`s techniques stand independently. In the first case you can learn English as in the classical way (to you will give grammar and lexicon, but very high rates, it is almost concise), and communicative (you receive some models of communication in the most widespread situations). It is so possible to try to refresh earlier gained knowledge or to gain the first impression about language. You should look for real language practice in other places. Author`s techniques are too various, as for outer side of carrying out occupations. In fact more often business is reduced to non-standard ways which are good in some cases, but do not give more often the chance to acquire English in the same measure as native: when you communicate, without thinking of that, it is correct or not your phrase when the lexicon is enough for expressing that thought which you want is constructed. The end result of an intensive or author`s technique more often is some part of the big area of studying of language: faster storing of words or studying of a large number of words; schemes of storing of grammatical rules; learning by heart of songs and songs - so certain phrases very well “get stuck in the head“; trainings of a pronunciation drawlingly for the teacher and to that similar ways.
On the course “ESL“ in Applied Education consider that the best author of techniques of training is the nature, life. There is no person on Earth who would not master language, native for it. It is obvious that this way works in 100% of cases. It, unfortunately, cannot be told about the majority of the ways of training which are thought up by the person which we concerned above.
Acquire English, use this knowledge and be successful in life!