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Myths about learning English

Myths about learning English

7 myths about learning English

Language is a social phenomenon.Some people think that language learning is very easy.There are some myths about learning a language.

Myth 1: it is easier to learn a language in the country where your speakers live

If you really go to England to learn English, you are unlikely to master it correctly. Of course, you will have a primitive minimum, and you can ask how to get to the store. But without the knowledge of grammar it is simply impossible to know the language well. In addition, most people in other countries, in one way or another, seek contacts and connections with Russian-speaking people. And this, of course, is not conducive to learning and total immersion in the linguistic environment.

What to do Create an English-speaking environment in your life. Configure all gadgets, computers, etc. in a foreign way. With the help of the Internet, you can easily simulate the right environment. And in a country with native speakers, if you have that opportunity, go only when you need to consolidate the acquired skills, knowledge and pronunciation.

Myth 2: The best way to learn English is to start speaking immediately.

A conversation is an imitation of the sounds heard previously. Foreign languages, such as Russian, use the same section of the brain to store their “files.” Therefore, to speak immediately in English, you must first listen repeatedly to the pronunciation of certain words, as well as read the relevant literature, which will allow you to learn grammatical structures.

What to do First, read and listen as much as possible in audio and video in English. When you can build small sentences more or less normally, start training your spoken language.

Myth 3: if there are many mistakes at the beginning of the training

Of course, when you start learning English, mistakes will occur quite frequently. But in no case can they be ignored. With each repeated error, the likelihood of incorrect pronunciation being “printed” in your brain increases.

What to do Strongly reject any fluency at the start of training. Try to closely monitor the correctness of speech and writing.

Myth 4: We will always have English with an accent, so it is better to dedicate time, not to phonetics, but to learn new words.

This is a very persistent myth, although it is not true. With some effort, you can speak almost perfect English. Many actors imitate the speech and pronunciation of another person, proof of that.

What to do Perseverance in repeating the correct pronunciation. Use the great helper “Sheep or boat”.

Myth 5: I find it hard to learn English because, naturally, I am not able to learn languages.

Scientists argue that polyglots are not sodhodarennye people, but simply those who have found the most appropriate method for their brain to study.

What to do Polyglots do not give up learning a language, even when everything seems hopeless. There is only one tip: animal perseverance. And as you study the second language and the following languages, you will see that it is increasingly easier to penetrate the structure of a foreign word formation and memorize it.

Myth 6: It is easy for children to learn a foreign language, and it is almost impossible for an adult to learn English at a sufficient level.

Once again, scientists have repeatedly argued that this is not the case. An adult can much faster than a child learn any foreign language. The only advantage of children is the quality of pronunciation. It is always better with them.

What to do The most important thing is the proper and correct personal technique.

Myth 7: With modern technology, there is no need to learn a foreign language.

In fact, the level of modern technological progress is turned. You can take a picture of a page of a book, and the program will show the recognized and translated text on the screen.

In a foreign country, you can say a phrase in your own language on the microphone of your smartphone, and the program will translate it in two seconds so that the passerby understands what he wants from him. And this is only a small fraction of the technology.

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