How To Be Proficient In The Use Of The English Language
Jun 11, 2009 English Language Learning (ELL) 2728 Views
The first step would be be to find yourself an excellent teacher. The best way to find an excellent teacher is to find yourself an English school where you can hone your skills. An excellent teacher should be somebody who can motivate you, one who is bursting with energy, in so doing will keep the excitement in you to master the English language. A teacher make you excited to learn the language and somebody who will facilitate your learning.... Above all, make learning fun. It is nice if the teacher can make learning fun because it takes the difficulty out of learning. There are times when mastering the new language can be daunting like not knowing why you just don't get to learn language skills quickly. With the various language skill that you have to learn, the last thing you would ever want is a lousy teacher and a teacher who does not know how to motivate students to learn.
A good teacher is also there to guide you how to deal with some problem areas in English like:
Grammar - the English grammar is difficult to understand and master. An excellent teacher would be able to provide you tools and activities to help you master grammar quickly.
Listening tools- Use fun and interesting audios and videos to improve your listening skills, English schools usually provide these tools. Your teacher can give you tasks to do that which will help you master listening comprehension and expand your pronunciation.
Vocabulary tools -To be able to speak better, we need a good stock of vocabularies, increasing your vocabulary can be a a little difficult because you will be dealing and memorizing a lot of words, idioms and how to use what you have learned in sentences. A good teacher should provide you an opportunity to do so and facilitate your learning in this area.
Speaking - Your teacher should be a native speakers and provide you an opportunity to have a contact with the English language. Practice is the issue here. To learn how to speak, you should practice and your teacher should be there to hear you speak because you need to to speak English more.
Reading - there are many problems and questions you have improve your English, your teacher can provide you with stories so you can learn, so you can improve and use English effectively as possible.
The second step for increasing your fluency in the English language is to strive to improve daily. Learn new words, new idioms, use the language everyday, watch news in English, read novels, short stories and magazines in English everyday. Use the new words you have learned in conversations. Do this daily and you will notice that gradually, your proficiency level will increase.