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Joshua C
English Learners! Hello! I've been helping and giving out free informal tutorings to my foreign friends from Italki for quite some time now. For English learners, who've taken professional classes through Italki or from a traditional classroom setting, I would like to ask what are some of the methods that you found to be effective in terms of learning English because I would like to help my friends learn English in the most efficient way possible. I usually converse with them, sometimes give them quotes that they can ponder and talk about, give them short pieces of poetry that they can analyze and describe, and give them new vocabulary words to learn and use in a sentence. If you know any other effective methods, please let me know! Thank you!
Jul 12, 2016 2:50 AM
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I think doing something interested  helps me a lot, such as watching English movies, listening English songs.

There is a saying in China, Interesting Is The Best Teacher.

July 12, 2016

mm.. maybe you can ask your students to do their "hobbies" by using English like reading about Fashion or sport in English instead of

their native language or watch English movies or interviews for their favorite celebrities with translation but still can lestin the pronuncation 

That exactly what Idid at my teenage to learn English:)

hope it will be helpful for your students,,

July 12, 2016

I am going to talk about my experience, and how I improved my english. I used to read news; different topics like fashion, health, ..etc. and talk about it with ftiends. Also, being a member in a forum that talk about something of your interests encourage you to write and share. Watching movies and listening to songs; not all songs work well as some are very fast. 

It is best to have native speaker friend to talk to (voice call) at least once a weak so you improve listening and speaking skills .

I still learn english and I hope am better, but I wanted to tell you what helped me so you can share your friends  

Good luck Joshua

July 12, 2016

I think you're doing best way to help your friends!


July 12, 2016
Thanks everyone! I appreciate it!
July 12, 2016
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Joshua C
Language Skills
English, Filipino (Tagalog), Japanese, Spanish
Learning Language
Japanese, Spanish