21 Mar Learn English – Online Resources For Learning
There are many ways to go about studying a language. For people who want to learn English it is important to examine all the resources available for studying a language. The resources are sometimes free such as online dictionaries and sometimes rather costly such as individualized tutoring from a native speaker over some type of voice chat program. Picking the right resources for your needs is sometimes a monumental task. Some things to consider though are what your needs are as a student and what facilities are offered by the site that fit those needs.
Individual instruction from an online teacher can be a very valuable tool when you are trying to learn English. Native English speakers can help you to understand the subtle differences in words. They can help you to understand strange violations of grammar rules and can tell you when something that looks like it should be right just doesn’t sound right. There are sometimes phrases that are grammatically correct but just don’t sound right in spoken English. Native speakers’ inherent understanding of their own language makes them aware when something just sounds off.
The free online resources can be quite helpful but nothing compares to personalized instruction. Studying on your own time does have additional value. Online dictionaries can help when you run into unfamiliar words. Video sharing sites like YouTube can give you an opportunity to hear the language as it is spoken. For people who really want to learn English it is important to get as much exposure to the language as possible. It’s not always possible to go to a place where English is the native language but you can supplement your learning by watching English language movies, listening to English music or even communicating on English web forums.
Not only does exposure help you in learning a language it can also make your study time more fun. When I studied Japanese I really enjoyed watching Japanese cinema without the subtitles on. I would make a game out of how much of the dialogue I could understand. This can be helpful for those seeking to learn English especially since a lot of movies are produced in the English language. An important part of studying a foreign language is to keep with it and if you can find fun activities that allow you to study at the same time it is easier to keep yourself motivated.
Marc W Anderson