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How to learn English? Let`s look back to ancestors of

Let`s return to the past for a while. In 19 - m a century the destiny often abandoned the Russian noblemen and commoners on the foreign land. And it were not two-week excursion rounds all inclusive and much longer travel. Sometimes - emigration. About it the whole volumes of any works are written, but that is surprising - there is in them no word about such problem as a language barrier. Our educated ancestors could conduct with foreigners philosophical debates, and it much more, than to communicate on the household subjects .

But we will be transferred presently and we will present how the typical Russian tourist learning English at the Soviet and Post-Soviet school which tries to find out something from the foreigner looks or to answer his question. Once on some website such history got to me.

Business was in Antalya (Turkey). In the pleasant summer evening the girl who arrived to have a rest on the coast of the warm sea decided to get acquainted with the city and one left in the evening to walk. It is necessary to notice at the same time that the girl before a trip learned English. I will not claim that it left to the city also with the purpose to find to itself the interlocutor and to train foreign, however...

The young man approached the girl and conversation was started: hi - hi, what pleasant evening... And here, the guy asks the girl: What do you do in this district of the city in such time of day? . The girl, not long thinking of a question, answers and... after her answer the young man changes in the person and having hastily said goodbye, is dissolved in a gloom of night.

The girl who is absolutely discouraged costs and cannot understand what occurred! She all - navsy told that she walks (walking) on streets... However, thoughts soon come to an order and she with horror understands that she pronounced the word walking. . generally, it sounded as I`m working there (I work here).

And it is yet not the worst example because these two nevertheless could communicate some time. Many cannot tell and two phrases, about the correct pronunciation the speech do not go at all. Amazing contrast between modern tourists and travelers of the last centuries, isn`t that so?.

Opportunities to travel about all over the world there was 10 times less earlier, and people knew foreign languages better and in bigger quantity. Whether it is worth saying that today to services of persons interested to learn language - special computer programs and interactive videocourses, the broadest choice of tutors and various language schools? A couple of hours on searches - and you already agreed about the beginning of occupations with teachers who teach English by the technique which is seemingly optimum suitable you!

There are no problems with literature and dictionaries, the television and radio allow to practise round the clock in perception of the foreign speech aurally. Why the level of proficiency in a foreign language catastrophically falls? Why the people going to other country only in a trip, but not to a scientific symposium suffer from inability to find proper words and to understand the foreigner even in simple everyday situations? Let`s add, as among scientists and heads of an average and the top management leaving on foreign conferences and exhibitions, free knowledge of English is rather an exception, than the rule.

The answer is obvious. At school and at institute do not teach that with success taught the wards written out from - for the governess`s boundary. Namely - to a spoken language. An opportunity to communicate freely with other person in English has to be the cornerstone of any occupations. In this case knowledge is well acquired by the person and at the right time flies from language. It is the fact that it is useful to the tourist on any foreign trip first of all (after money, tickets and documents, of course).

Easy to feel on trip abroad or at communication with the foreign business partner, it is absolutely optional to learn language thoroughly, long and tiresomely learning rules of grammar, translating texts and snuffling over written tasks. While you make all this with the closed mouth, the advantage of such studying will consist only in a dead set of the knowledge consisting from defined (let and considerable) the number of words and grammatical rules. At the same time, when you, at last, want to open a mouth (naturally to communicate in English), such communication will hardly take place as similar practice either was absent absolutely, or was poor and ineffective. What a difference, when the child grew in the past among the people who were initially communicating with it in different languages. But it does not practice in the modern world. How to be now?

Let`s pay attention to such moment: the person well masters language when he begins to communicate on it. It is right also for the child communicating with the parents knowing different languages (then the child since the birth will know both languages or even more if parents communicate with it in all languages which know). It is right also for travelers of the former centuries which opened to the world the new novel countries with new culture and unfamiliar languages. Iimenno on such travel there were first translators, the first dictionaries and books describing a grammatical system of language were formed. People began to communicate and in process comprehended grammar. But in any way not on the contrary!

The given model prompted by the nature as well as possible is suitable for studying of English and any foreign language. The technique which is used on courses of colloquial English at schools and the centers of Applied Education is based on it. Having called by phone in Moscow (495) 680 - 66 - 73, you will be able not only to obtain all information interesting you, but also to register in a free introduction lesson closer to get acquainted with such natural method of studying of English.

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