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  • Hi, I'm Angelia

  • A lot of my students often ask me how I learned English well to become an

  • English teacher

  • Then I have to tell the same story to different students over and over

  • again

  • so I thought I

  • could share my learning experience in this film

  • for those curious about my learning history

  • Hopefully, they can figure out a way to achieve their learning goals

  • I first had

  • English classes in junior high

  • Than all the way to high school

  • I just learned whatever my English teachers taught

  • did homework

  • and took tests, just like everybody else

  • At that time, all our school English education focused too much on grammar

  • reading and translation

  • So, although I always got good grades on English tests, I could only speak some

  • simple English

  • and I couldn't even write an essay

  • um... That was really frustrating because I wanted to be excellent in English

  • so I made a plan to improve my english to reach advanced levels

  • uh... Here's the plan

  • For listening

  • I watched an American soap opera weekly

  • watched an American movie monthly

  • and listened to an English radio program every day

  • and I took notes while listening to them

  • For speaking

  • whenever I learned a new word, I made sentences with the word orally

  • When I watched an American movie, I tried to mimic what the characters said

  • and when I had chances to talk to English speakers, I was very active to

  • talk to them as much as possible

  • I also bought some conversation books with tapes to practice speaking at home

  • Before going to bed, I would talk to my tape recorder to keep track of what I had

  • done every day

  • after I finished the tape recording

  • I would listen to it again to see if I made mistakes

  • then I corrected the mistakes

  • and took my voice again until I thought it's correct

  • However, if

  • I didn't know how to say something in English

  • I would look up the dictionary

  • to get the answer

  • For vocabulary, I had never made a list of new words to memorize them

  • because I wanted to make sure the usage of each word

  • so I learned

  • vocabulary from reading different kinds of

  • articles, books, magazines, newspaper, and so on

  • In this way, I could understand its usage in a sentence or context

  • However

  • for anything in my house

  • i didn't know how to say in English

  • I made word cards and attached them to the real objects to remember them

  • For gramm, reading, and writing

  • I attended a language program at a local university

  • The program was

  • for outsiders interested in English literature

  • It offered

  • English classes

  • lectured by the professors at

  • the English literature department

  • The classes were very challenging, and I learned quite a lot there

  • Two years later

  • I decided to study in the USA

  • so I took TOEFL preparation courses in a private language center

  • where I learned the test-taking

  • techniques and

  • took many practice tests

  • to be ready for the TOEFL exam

  • Three months later, I took the TOEFL exam

  • then fortunately I passed it

  • and had an opportunity to apply for the universities in the USA

  • When I studied in the USA

  • I learned even more because I was totally immersed

  • in the real English environment where I had to use English all the time

  • Even though I had

  • studied there for years and got my bachelor and master degrees

  • now I still keep polishing my English

  • because I know if I didn't, my English would get worse

  • After all, English is not my mother tongue

  • and I don't live in America anymore

  • So you can tell from my learning history. There weren't any tips or short

  • cuts to my learning goals

  • but I had a plan with strong ambition

  • carried it out with all my heart and never stopped

  • I believe many successful learners do the same thing

  • By the way, I read the stories of some perfect TOEFL score holders

  • They shared their learning experience

  • I found out they have some things in common, and I thought

  • you mignt want to know

  • First of all

  • they all love English and they make plans to advance their English abilities

  • Secondly

  • they all work very hard on vocabulary learning

  • so they know lots of words

  • and they read a lot

  • Thirdly, they all think it's better to start learning English from childhood

  • Finally, they are very active to create English environment by themselves

  • On the whole, I just want to say

  • a language is just a communicative tool. It's not a subject

  • The more you use it, the more you master it

  • so there are many different ways to

  • learn English successfully

  • You just have to figure out the most suitable way for yourself to use

  • English frequently

  • Don't be afraid to make mistakes

  • We all learn from mistakes

  • Above all

  • be patient and never stop learning it. That's it

Hi, I'm Angelia

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我是如何學習英語的 (How I Learned English)

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