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What should I do in the first step for learning English? 1. listening

2. speaking

3. reading

4. writing

May 24, 2019 4:50 PM
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I suggest that you do listening, speaking, and reading all at the same time. writing can be learnt later.

If you use an app like Duolingo or Rosetta Stone, you will notice that the word is presented, in a way that you can understand its meaning without direct translation, pronounced by a native speaker, then spoken by you. These actions all happen within a few seconds of each other, so I would not list them as separate steps.

You could try to train your ear by listening to English (or whatever language you are interested in) music or TV or movies. Of course doing this alone is not enough because you would not understand what the words mean unless you spend many many hours listening, like a baby listens to their mother, father, etc before he/she begins speaking.

May 24, 2019

You can do it all at the same time. There is no reason to separate what skill to develop at a particular time.

Build sentence, write it down, then speak it out loud. You can start with yes/no questions at the begining. Don't know how to do that? read grammar

May 24, 2019
I would recommend speaking and listening first. Then work on reading short stories then work on writing.
May 24, 2019
Native languages are learned early through listening and speaking through imitation.

After you are 3-6 years old, you are sent to school where you learn that there are a lot of rules, and you are taught to read and write.

I recommend getting as much listening and speaking into your daily life as early as possible.


May 24, 2019
I like the idea of being a passive learner at the early stages of language learning. Usually, I spend the first 3-4 months just listening and reading as much as I can and everyday. After that I will try to write regularly ( even if it is just an ordinary phrase on internet or on paper). Later I will try to speak with native speakers. Recently I discovered that there is a scientific support for that method and it is called " comprehensible input".
May 24, 2019
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Punnarai
Language Skills
English, Thai
Learning Language
English