Hi, guys! This is Beth!
Anyone out there thinking English is “too hard”? Are you feeling like “giving up”? Today, I want to cheer you on! Maybe encourage you a little!
I have a couple of tips for all of you studying English! These should help no mattter what level you are at! Remember: English can be as easy as ABC!
1. try Asking questions
There is one phrase you should memorize! It will make things so much easier and faster when trying to use your English!
Remember: “How do you say…..in English?”
You don’t alway have to look it up yourself! You don’t always need to know alternative words! Just ask the person you are talking with! It’s much faster than looking your question up, and actually helps you communicate more! You are asking in English; they are answering in English(sometimes a little of another language might jump out)! The important point here is that the conversation doesn’t stop!
2. Begin talking
Speaking English is usually harder than reading and writing it! Start simple! You can just greet people!
“Hi! How are you?” “I’m Beth. It’s nice to meet you!”
You are probably thinking “I can say this much…I can’t continue the conversation.” No problem! Beginning, or taking the first step is what is important! If you don’t understand what the other person is saying, just smile and say “I’m sorry I don’t understand.” Most native English speakers are not going to judge you for not understanding something! Try to catch one or two words in their sentence!
3. have Courage
This point actually supports the first two points! You need courage to ask questions, and you need courage to begin speaking!
The most courage you will need, though, is to “make mistakes!”
Too many people are afraid of mistakes! If everyone spoke perfect English, we would not need to study it, would we? We almost always learn by our mistakes! Don’t worry whether your sentence is grammatically perfect! Just speak! I am happy when my students learn from their mistakes! I would rather a student try with mistakes than not try because they are worried about those mistakes!
I believe learning is a never ending process! I am a 100% native English speaker! I still learn new English all the time! Language is constantly evolving! Dictionaries are updated regularly! I am always surprised by new words or phrases that I haven’t heard of before! If I am learning new English all the time, then it is going to be natural for a non-native speaker to learn something new daily! Good luck!
As I mentioned in the title, “It’s as easy as ABC or 1-2-3”! These means it is really easy! You can do it!
Why don’t you come give English a try with us at Fruitful English!
Hi! My name is Beth !! I have lived in Japan for a really long time!! I am fluent in both English and Japanese, but with age (hahaha) am finding myself sometimes digging for words in both languages !! I love anything that is not housework!! Teaching (helping others learn) is my favorite activity!?! I hope to make many new friends !! Feel free to drop me a “howdy!
座右の銘は、”God first! People next! Everything else after that!”