English in society today is an indispensable element in all industries and fields because it is considered as a necessary condition for promotion, salary increase, studying abroad or at least for graduation. However, learning English seems to be difficult for many people, especially those who have lost their basis due to not studying hard in the first years. To start loving English again, you need to have a proper route which is not waste time but effectively..
The English for Beginners course is developed by Global Learn teachers with practical, useful tips that will surely help you improve your English quickly.
Determine your starting point.
Learning English for beginners should be begun at determining their level of English to have the right method, material and approach that is not boring and time consuming.
- For those who have lost their basis completely or “blind English”, they have to learn again from beginning as when you first started learning English.
- For those who are not good at English but still know a few grammatical structures, there is no need to start again. It is necessary to make a test for yourself to know you are strongest and weakest on which skills, which skills need to be added. Then, you train to overcome weaknesses and foster strengths.
Clear method orientation
Orientation of English learning method for the beginners is considered as a map for learners approach to English step by step, gradually improving their English skills properly.
5 ways to live with and think in English
a / Phonetic transcription and vocabulary
Why do you need to learn phonetics and vocabulary?
According to the teaching experience of Global Learn teachers, beginners learning English often find it difficult to remember how to read English vocabulary. They often have to transcribe English to Vietnamese for easy reading, eg: English = /ing lịt s/. This way not only limits the language ability of the learner but also lead to many implications for self-study later. So first and foremost, learners need to learn and memorize the IPA transcripts so that English vocabularies are no longer an obstacle for them.
How to learn vocabulary effectively at first?
As children begin learning English by learning vocabulary, adult learners need to learn basic English vocabulary as a starting point for sentence formation later. Not only do learners have to learn their meanings but they also have to learn the pronunciation, type of words, especially to practice the correct pronunciation because pronunciation will affect the listening skill.
b / Learning to listen
Most people who want to learn English again want to learn English to communicate for work and study. Therefore, attention should be paid to the communication skills of listening and speaking and the first one is listening skill. The fact that not exposing to English too long or rarely having the opportunity to interact with English makes listening skill of beginners worse. They cannot understand anything or even cannot hear the word. Therefore, as mentioned above, learners must correctly pronounce the vocabulary to be able to hear the words when they are pronounced by native speakers. The second thing when starting to practice listening is to listen slowly and firmly. Do not put yourself under pressure. You have to listen to the sound, then listen to recognize the words, phrases and then listen to the full sentence and more complicated is to understand the content of a paragraph. Slow but sure rather than urgent speed. Global Learn offers you a set of books Tactics for Listening, a basic listening comprehension book that helps you practice listening from basic to advanced. If you find it hard to listen, please contact Global Learn hotline, Global Learn teachers are ready to help you improve your level.
3 habits of listening to English fail and how to overcome.
c / Learning to speak
Learning English for beginners is most often difficult in speaking skill, because learners often shy away from fear of mistakes. But there is a principle you should remember: you are not ignorant when you ask, you are only ignorant when not learning. Therefore, to speak English fluently, you must have a habit of speaking English. At first it may be just a few words, then you can say simple sentences, one or two or three sentences, as long as you make up your habit of speaking in English. You can say anything, or any sentence, such as “She is beautiful” or “It’s hot”. When you are accustomed to speaking English, you can practice speaking fast and fluently.
d / Learn grammar
Learning grammar is the root of learning English for beginners. Beginners often feel confused with English grammar because there are twelve tenses in English and each has different uses, different verbs and adverbs. However, you can refer to Mai Lan Huong’s English Grammar Explained book to simplify your grammar learning. It maybe quite complicated at hearing, but if you can learn properly each tense and understand clearly their contents and know how to use them, grammars will be no longer your obstacle.
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