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How to Learn English
 

1. Listen

Do a lot of listening. If you aren't on this website, listen to your teacher, the radio, TV, video cassettes, audio cassettes--anything you can get your hands on. Just listen to English as much as you can stand it and you will learn a lot.

To listen for instruction in English grammar, click below:

Listening Lab

 

video lessons

 

2. Match sounds to words

When you listen to the language, look at the letters and words that match the sounds. This will help you with reading and pronunciation. Understanding English spelling can help you with pronuniciation if you learn the letter combinations that produce certain sounds:

cap / cape, cop / cope, cut / cute...

dictation exercises

 

3. Write - Everytime you learn something new, write it down in a notebook. This will help you to remember what you have learned. Buy a notebook and use it only for practicing English.

Write the word "English" on the notebook so that you remember what it is for!

 

4. Read - Try to read English one hour every day. Yes, this is difficult, but English is a very big language, and the only way to learn essential vocabulary is to read it.

Reading Practice

 

5. Speak - Whenever you have the opportunity, speak English. This will be hard to do if you don't live in an English-speaking country; however, the internet provides new opportunities to practice speaking through chat rooms (which is mostly just text for now) and through audio-video chat technology, such as is available through an Apple computer.

You can also record your voice using the recorder below, but don't send it to me. Just use it while you are on this website. Here's what you do:

 

 * As soon as you finish listening to something, use the voice recorder to say exactly what I have said.

 * Listen to the playback and compare it to my recording.

 

6. Use the internet - Find one or two or three different free websites that you can go to daily. Don't pay for instruction over the internet. Some websites require monthly or yearly fees and they aren't worth it. This website will always be free.

7. Learn from a teacher - If it's possible you should try to learn from as many different teachers as possible, but at the very least find one teacher and learn what you can from that person.

8. Go to LearnAmericanEnglishOnline.com - It's not the best site on the internet, but I'm always trying to make it better. Click on the video below for instructions on using this site.

 

 

9. Have a goal - You can print out a certificate after you complete all seven levels.

Certificate of Completion

 

When you are ready to begin, print out the checklist of lessons available for each level. Record your progress with the date for each completed lesson.

 

 


   
   
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