Even if you’ve got everything it takes to excel in academics, you may simply fail to perform due to your lack of verbal or written English skills. It’s never too late to make a new start with a bang. Lim Chuwei from Champion Tutor shares advice on how you can master English Language by using online resources.
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There is more to learning English than going to regular class and absorbing what the teacher says. Do you want to get started with English self study? Here are some methods you can use.
Ways to self study English online.
The internet is one big pot of references for you. Google should be your best friend. Google anything!
Other useful websites have different learning modes and structures, but they all give you the chance to learn English on your own pace and style preference.
If you know your way around the internet, you can find all the information you could possibly need to learn a new language. Add textbooks and audio cds to the mix, and you can pretty much learn anything by yourself.
You might need to pay a few bucks here and there to purchase the right materials, but it wouldn’t nearly cost as much as taking regular lessons from a teacher.
So why do so many of us still prefer having a language teacher? Are we not adjusted to this new reality yet? Will language teachers become obsolete?
6 Years ago, my friend introduced me to Goong, a Korean Drama about the story of an ordinary girl who lived in the Palace and lived like a Princess. It was the first Kdrama (short for Korean Drama) that I ever watched and loved it! I was so affected by the story that I even bought my own DVD so that I can watch it anytime I want to! And I also downloaded the soundtrack for the drama because I always feel moved (and sometimes teary-eyed!) whenever I listen to the song.
But that wasn’t enough for me. I wanted to learn Korean for it. That was what got me into self-studying Korean. I know lots of you out there are like me. I know we share the same dream – we want to learn Korean so that we won’t depend on subtitles anymore. So let me share some of the things I tried and things that I think will help in learning the Korean language:
It’s ironic that as the creator of a language school comparison site, I haven’t been actively learning a language in the past years. But I’m picking up my Mandarin studies where I left this week, and will do so publicly.
As implied in my earlier post, learning a language is always a journey, if not an Odyssey, and the same goes for my learning timeline. As time passed on, I’ve tried many ways to learn Chinese. Now that sounds like none of them wasn’t successful, but that’s not really true, each of the different learning approaches were just the most suitable under the circumstances.
Here is a timeline of my Chinese learning so far: