Alfredo
what is the best way to learn english like native english speaker?
May 30, 2014 2:06 AM
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My 3 rules for learning a foreign language (for what they're worth): 1) Make a fool of yourself regularly. Don't be afraid to make mistakes and don't be afraid to laugh at yourself when you do. It will be clear to everyone that you are learning anyway. Students too proud to look silly are at a huge disadvantage. 2) Be proud of your mistakes. This one is not so obvious. It means to make your mistakes clearly, slowly and as well articulated as you can. If you make a mistake, there should be no doubt that you made a mistake. This will predispose others to correct you. Also, if they can understand what you are saying, even when wrong, it will predispose them to talk with you. Nobody wants to speak to someone mumbling unintelligibly under their breath, or talking so fast they can't understand. They will smile, nod their head, then walk away at the first opportunity. 3) Have fun. Language can be such an engaging form of play. Find a way to learn by doing things you enjoy. If you learn how to talk about fishing, cooking, football, or whatever, then you can then learn to talk about other things as well. Good luck.
May 30, 2014
That is pretty good advise. I would also add that you need to have a good attitude too. Listen for, and ask for feedback on your pronunciation and grammar, and act on it.
May 30, 2014
This is a great practice resource whenever you have some spare time: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/ Also I recommend getting flashcards on the Anki app and practicing that way And then of course reaching out and speaking to any native speaker!
May 30, 2014
It probably depends on how you learn best but in my experience immersion in the language will help a lot. If you look at fluentin3months.com you will get some great tips. The guy who runs it has learned several languages. Immersion doesn't mean going to a English speaking country though. You should try to speak it as often as possible and use 100% English with other speakers.
May 30, 2014