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by Kennen
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: vocabulary acquisition
Replies: 2
Views: 1779

Ways to learn English vocabulary

I believe the best way to learn English vocabulary is by topics with explanations of meaning, examples of usage and subsequent exercises. It is possible to practise English vocabulary through exercises in listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. 1. Learners of English should have list...
by Kennen
Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Learning English grammar
Replies: 6
Views: 6113

Learning English grammar

A learner of English can't rely on real life communication alone to be proficient in using grammatically correct English. Learning English grammar from books, audio and video aids is equally indispensable to substantially accelerate mastering of English grammar. Correct oral communication in English...
by Kennen
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Learning English grammar
Replies: 6
Views: 6113

Learning English grammar

In my view learning English grammar in the following sequence ensures firm solid thorough knowledge of English grammar: 1. Read a short clear easily understandable explanation of a grammar rule. 2. Study several practical usage examples (sentences) illustrating that particular grammar rule. Check yo...
by Kennen
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Learning English idioms
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Using English Idioms

The English language is rich in idioms, and although it is possible to converse correctly in non-idiomatic English, a student with only a superficial knowledge of English idioms will find himself (or herself) at a serious disadvantage in his (her) reading, and even more so when he (she) takes part i...
by Kennen
Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Practising English on your own
Replies: 10
Views: 4027

Value of oral translation into English

I have to think over how to present my views on effectiveness of oral translation from a foreign language into English convincingly for self-practice of English conversation, vocabulary and grammar. My views in this regard do not apply to classroom teaching and classroom learning of English, because...
by Kennen
Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Practising English on your own
Replies: 10
Views: 4027

Value of oral translation into English

Have you noticed that interpreters have to possess the most thorough knowledge of a foreign language (especially of conversation, vocabulary and grammar)? Perhaps foreign learners of English can achieve fluency in English also through oral translation from their native language into English with the...
by Kennen
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Practising English on your own
Replies: 10
Views: 4027

Practising English on your own

Hello Andrew, My informative project of articles is intended solely as exchange of information for the purposes of knowledge improvement and idea production for learners and even teachers of English which can help them in their English activities. If you are interested in my articles, you can find t...
by Kennen
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Practising English on your own
Replies: 10
Views: 4027

Practising English on your own

Of course everyday long-term talking to native English speakers on a multitude of topics is a top priority and a paramount factor for developing good English speaking skills by learners of English. However, in addition to this, self-study and practising English on one's own are indispensable, and su...
by Kennen
Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Learning English idioms
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Learning English idioms

In my view the best way to learn English idioms (fixed expressions) is by topics with explanations of meaning, examples of usage and subsequent exercises. Practicing idioms can be done through exercises in listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. I suggest the following sequence of le...
by Kennen
Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Difficulties of vocabulary acquisition
Replies: 4
Views: 3728

Difficulties of vocabulary acquisition

I believe vocabulary is the most comprehensive and most difficult aspect of English for foreign learners to master thoroughly. They should concentrate first on learning the most frequently used and therefore most important English vocabulary for their practical real life needs. Multiple sense Englis...
by Kennen
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Issues of Practicing English
Replies: 1
Views: 1109

Issues of Practicing English

I urge users of this site to express more views and to learn more on the crucial issue of practicing English by learners of English. English teachers also have to be sufficiently knowledgeable in this issue in order to properly teach and guide learners in this process. I believe the debate ought to ...
by Kennen
Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Audio and Video Aids for improving English
Replies: 0
Views: 1207

Audio and Video Aids for improving English

My questions to English teachers: How should learners of English choose audio and video aids for learning English? What audio and video aids would English teachers recommend? I have discovered a lot of websites on audio and video aids for learning and improving English. However, English language lea...
by Kennen
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Methods for Mastering English Conversation and Vocabulary
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

English learning methods

Hello Sally, I have discovered too many tips and advice on learning and improving English. I have difficulty to find substantive, productive, practical, effective suggestions that are encompassing, inclusive, cover essential issues thoroughly and are not superficial. It is very time consuming and qu...
by Kennen
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: How to practice English listening comprehension and speaking
Replies: 2
Views: 2710

How to practice English listening comprehension and speaking

In order to have good skills in listening comprehension in English and to speak it fluently, a learner should practise listening to audio and video aids in English (dialogues, thematic texts and narrative stories). It is preferable to have English transcripts of audio and video material. I suggest t...
by Kennen
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Methods for Mastering English Conversation and Vocabulary
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

Methods for Mastering English Conversation and Vocabulary

I have developed my own unique suggestions on mastering English conversation and vocabulary. They are based on my experience and knowledge, and my tips and advice may be valuable for all students of English. I hope that they will become a short but indispensable guide for many learners of English. I...