In this post, we will learn how to learn anything in general and how to learn English successfully in particular. In introduction videos, I have already mentioned that after about 20 years of learning English at a kindergarten, at school and at a university most people cannot remember even a thousand English words. If to assume that a basic English includes about 3,000 words, we should acknowledge the fact that the huge army of native and non-native English teachers cannot make their students to learn one word in two days.At first, we should understand why we cannot learn English successfully. To start with, everybody should understand some very important things about learning:
1. (the most important rule)
NOTHING COMES OUT OF NOTHING
2. (is the consequence of rule No. 1)
TO BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING
ONE SHOULD LEARN
DOING THIS SOMETHING AT FIRST
If you want to ride a bike, you should take a bike and ride it. You can learn everything about a bike, you can watch how people ride a bike for years. However, you will not be able to ride it until you take it and ride it.
3. (what is success?)
SUCCESS = EFFORT X TIME
It means that the more effort you put into learning something and the more time you spend the better will be the result. This is the physical law of the nature. Those who want to learn English without effort and very quickly try to deceive the nature. It is impossible. You can deceive yourself, but you cannot deceive the nature.
4. (2 components)
THE LEARNING PROCESS HAS
LEARNING and PRACTICING
If practicing component is missing, all your attempts to learn anything will fail. The main reason why most people cannot learn English successfully is that they don’t have enough speaking practice while learning English. When there are 30 – 40 students in one classroom, it is quite obvious that they cannot practice speaking English at all. The only thing they can do is to repeat words and phrases after a teacher. Such a learning is a passive learning. A teacher is active, students are passive. However, to learn speaking they should think by themselves, make sentences by themselves and speak by themselves.
Neither education institutions nor books students use to learn English gives students a chance to practice English. Students have many English subjects (11 in my second grade class), but they don’t have English language subjects. That is why they don’t learn English grammar and and don’t have any imagination how to make correct English sentences. Passive teaching is not effective and useless because students cannot practice speaking English with such a teaching. Since they cannot practice speaking, they cannot speak. Because, as it follows from the rule No. 2, to learn speaking one should learn speaking by practicing speaking. The only way to learn English successfully is to use active methods to learn it. Active methods mean that learners are active while learning. Instead of stupidly repeating after a teacher they think by themselves, make sentences by themselves and speak by themselves.
Learn English Successfully with Beautiful English
Beautiful English learning system is different from all the other learning systems because it is an active learning system. It turns a learner into an active participant of learning process. Doing specially designed exercises, learners think by themselves, make sentences by themselves and speak by themselves. Colors and pictures enable students to understand everything without translation and practice speaking replacing colors and pictures with words.