Larisa English Club is all about you; students of the English language. Your desire to study and speak great English is why we have created this on-line English resource. Larisa English Club is a work in progress from years of experience in the classroom. Professional English teachers and students contribute to our English Club with ideas and experiences. Our website has content created for learners of a second language. Free resources for students as well as teachers of the English language is our main goal.
Videos are posted often and provide English learners with information all about the English language. English videos should be viewed as supplements to your daily dose of English language study.
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Study English at a level you feel slightly challenged with and your English will improve daily. We encourage comments and suggestions at Larisa English Club.com.
What is the best way to learn and remember English? Simple! Teach others. What do I mean by “Teach others?” That is simple to! Learn English by teaching your friends and family what you have learned. Do it over and over, it will stay with you for a long time, maybe forever! Study the areas of English that interest you the most. Surprisingly, you will learn other parts of English too.
All learners of a foreign language must remember that repetition is key to memorizing what you study. Studies have shown that it takes an English learner an average of seventeen interactions with specific elements to make that knowledge stick. In other words, after being exposed to a certain part of just about anything including English, you will most likely not forget soon.
What is the best method to study and learn great English? The truth is; There isn’t just one! Facts are facts. Everyone learns differently. Some students like reading. Some like listening. Some like lecturing. It is all about you and what interests you. I can tell you from personal experience teaching English over nine years, no two people are the same.
That said, most successful learners of English, do it by teaching others first. The second best way might be when we speak to others. Group discussion is an important element to speaking. Without practice and some challenges, students learn to speak fluently slower. If you want to speak great English, practice speaking with others. Don’t forget, learning the basics in English should always come first for a second language. Speaking can also be incorporated in your English study at the earliest stages of your learning journey.
There is one great way to evaluate your English. It is simple called “Progress”. With progress you are moving ahead and towards new elements in English. If you have to relearn today what you learned yesterday, you have work to do. The main idea is to make daily progress. If you are making daily progress, you are doing it right. For students who feel they are standing still with English, try something different. It might be your study habits or one of many other factors. Just take a look at what you are doing everyday and just know that progress is the key to learning and speaking great English.
Once you have studied and learned the basics in English grammar, now it is time to practice, practice, practice. This is always a great idea with friends, family and colleagues. They help you and you help others. Speaking fluency should be your number one goal. Proper pronunciation is also key to speaking understandably.
Some students and teachers believe that English can be studied and learned without grammar. This is simply not true. Many students are told this by teachers who don’t know grammar either. This is very dangerous. Not knowing grammar before trying to use it in spoken English is always a bad idea. Once a student buys into this idea of speaking without grammar, he or she always forms nasty habits. Most of the time, these habits are impossible to break.
At some stage in your study of English, you will get to a point where you have a mountain of questions. This is often one of the last stages in English. This is when you need to work with an English teacher that can answer those questions. This can only be done by someone who is qualified, confident and experienced. Never trust an unqualified person to teach you English or answer your questions. Work with a qualified English teacher who will answer your questions accurately with confidence.
One important key to learning better and better English is continual exposure to the language. This can be a number of different ways but, do what is best for you. Is it music? What about watching your favorite sitcom? Does your spouse speak English? Can you practice together? While there are many ways to learn just about anything, practice and being around others is one of the best methods of attaining English proficiency.
Once you feel confident that you have learned as much as needed to achieve your goals, now it is time for more vocabulary. Vocabulary along with speaking English is essential. When you get to the Intermediate level of English, study new vocabulary daily. Look for three and four syllable words. As we climb that ladder of English proficiency, we need to speak and understand others. Native speakers of English as well as advanced ESL students speak with words that might be more specific in meaning. To better understand others, you need vocabulary.
Remember, words are just words until you decide how to use them. Most nouns can be used as verbs while many verbs can also be used as nouns. A word is just a word until you decide what job to assign it. The same goes for all words in English. Most people know the word “Yes” as an adverb. Did you know it is also a noun. Just like all words in English that follow the “Article” as a single word, it is a noun.
Verbs, Modifiers and Adjectives work the same way. To play the record (Noun) or to record (Verb) or to happen in a record time (Modifier). Another example might be the word “Live”. To live (Verb) in a country or to attend a live (Adjective) concert. Remember that a word is just a word until you have decided how to use it in a statement. The usage and pronunciation might change.
What is the best way to study English? As mentioned before, there isn’t one. That said, for most people who study with a private tutor, progress is often faster. On-line lessons are another great way to study as well. For those who like or need the interaction in a classroom with others, group study might be best. A professional private language school should offer, private, semi-private, mini-group and group lessons.
Remember that many schools refer to an hour of English as an academic hour. An academic hour of English is just 45 minutes. Professional private language schools always teach a full 60 (Sixty) minutes for each lesson.
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