IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST GRACIOUS, MOST MERCIFUL
IMPORTANT FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING TO LEARN ENGLISH
OR ANY OTHER FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Please, note that by bringing you this article, we hope you gain a better understanding of the principles on which these mentioned facts, are based upon, and of the techniques associated with each one.
Create a Relaxing Atmosphere:
Try creating a relaxed atmosphere, in addition to RELAXING your mind, before practicing or studying any foreign language.
Light music is a good method to use, however, it may not work for everyone, and of course, it is not the only way to relax. So, if you have your own method to relax before studying, use it.
REMEMBER, the important object here, is to be able to concentrate. Therefore, try to BE RELAXED
Do Not Worry About Learning:
Learning is a natural process. Never ask yourself how much you have learned. The more you practice, the more you learn, but sadly enough, one of the greatest obstacles for people, (especially adults), who really want to learn a foreign language, but cannot, is FEAR.
Keep in mind that we all started from the very beginning and are still in the process of learning; therefore, there is no need to worry or have any FEARS, when learning a foreign language.
Student / Instructor Trust:
It is very important that both the student and the Instructor have mutual TRUST in each other.
LET US POINT OUT SOME OF THE MAJOR QUALITIES AND ABILITIES THAT AN INSTRUCTOR SHOULD HAVE
A- Knowledge of Cultural Views:
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE ARE INTEGRATED TOGETHER, UNDERSTANDING THE CULTURE, HELPS YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE LANGUAGE BETTER. IMAGINE A BIRD WITH TWO WINGS. ONE WING BEING THE LANGUAGE, THE OTHER WING BEING THE CULTURE. OBVIOUSLY, A BIRD CANNOT FLY WITH ONLY ONE WING!!!
B- Knowledge of Perfect Pronunciation:
PLEASE, BE AWARE. TO PRONOUNCE A WORD, IS TO SAY THE WORD RIGHT. NOT BY CHANGING YOUR ACCENT. TO BE ABLE TO SAY THE WORD CORRECTLY, YOU NEED TO LEARN A TECHNIQUE, CALLED ENUNCIATION,
C- Knowledge of Enunciation:
TECHNIQUE OF PRONUNCIATION. SOME WORDS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARE HARD TO PRONOUNCE, THEREFORE, YOU NEED TO KNOW EXACTLY HOW TO SAY THEM,
[Let us show you how]
YOU PROBABLY SAID :
Now, to pronounce,
Start by making the sound
OOO (for “W”) + O+ ROLLED
Audio pronunciation for
Start slowly and eventually say it faster, until you pronounce the word correctly.
D- Knowledge of different Idioms and Proverbs.
E- Knowledge of different Techniques to improve different Abilities.
F- Knowledge of Grammar:
IF YOU ONLY CHOOSE TO LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE, KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY LEARN THE GRAMMATICAL RULES OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE THROUGH REGULAR CONVERSATION, THEREFORE, DO NOT LET GRAMMATICAL MATTERS TAKE TOO MUCH OF YOUR TIME AND ENERGY,
G- At last but not least, the ability to convey these and much more Language-Related Information.
Think, In the Foreign Language of Your Choice
It is that simple to start Thinking in English
If you want to benefit 100% from the guidelines written bellow, not only, you should actively engage yourself in exploring the language, but also, you should GET PSYCHOLOGICALLY INVOLVED Remember, these are Psychological Techniques. The objective is to help you imagine living in the desired environment.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU
1- Hang some posters of English-Speaking countries on your bedroom walls, Posters of cities or symbolic statues, are the best,
The objective is to become more familiar with the pronunciation and normal speed of the language.
Please, be aware of the foreign movies that have the Farsi Translations at the bottom of the screen. If you are trying to learn that language, you should not relay on them in the first place. Since a software program is translating most of these movies in addition, it is clear that a software program cannot translate or understand expressions, idioms, etc., therefore, making the whole translation, invalid. Moreover, it is even more surprising that most English typing at the bottom of the screen, are not exactly what is being said!!!
When watching such movies, always relay on your own knowledge, techniques, methods and the instructions regarding that particular language.
THERE ARE MORE WAYS TO CREATE AN ENGLISH-SPEAKING ENVIRONMENT. YOU JUST HAVE TO BE A LITTLE CREATIVE.
BRITISH SYSTEM, IS DIFFERENT WITH AMERICAN SYSTEM
If you choose English as your Second Language, be aware that American and British are two different Systems, as we have mentioned this before. They may seem the same; nonetheless, there are some major differences between the two languages such as pronunciations, expressions, idioms, proverbs, cultural views, etc.
Here, you see five examples of words, used differently in each country,
American Word / Britons Say
Apartment / Flat
Boy / Lad
Appointment Book / Diary
Bathroom / Water closet
Backpack / Rucksack
We definitely encourage you to look and check some of the Web Sights available on this subject.
THREE MOST IMPORTANT STEPS TO LEARN ENGLISH CONVERSATION.
ALWAYS REMEMBER THESE TWO FACTS.
Try To Understand What You Hear
Always, try to figure out or guess the meaning from the text, sentence, or the statement, using your knowledge. To check your work, always use the dictionary.
Let us say, for instance, the sentence/statement you have just heard, is made out of ten words, and you only know the meaning of six words. Do not panic. Try to Figure out or guess the meaning of the other four words. Remember, if you are aware and have personal knowledge of the subject you are discussing and with a little bit of your own intuition, your guess will be 99% right.
Try to write down what you hear even if you are not sure of the spelling.
When you understand what you hear and you are able to write that down, then you are ready to speak with other people. Remember, learning is a natural process. So, do not worry about it. Just relax and practice as much as you can.
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