2015年11月02日

How NOT to Learn English

I don't learn English by myself. I go to English school once a week.
What are the major mistakes that students make when they try to learn English?





I think he is the funniest English teacher on the Internet.
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2015年10月31日

Fluency Muscle

How can we improve English fluency and speak English better?
Why did some violinists become good, but others become REMARKABLE?



Take a balanced approach. Spend a lot of time enjoying English. Reading in English, English listening, English conversation... but also spend short periods of time studying intensively.
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2015年10月29日

Quantity before Quality

Which is more important in language learning: quality or quantity?



*pottery: objects (such as bowls, plates, etc.) that are made out of clay usually by hand and then baked at high temperatures so that they become hard

Let's enjoy the process!
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2015年10月25日

All roads lead to Rome.

The other day, I tried to explain two types of learning: Deliberate Learning and Accidental Learning. This video is my source of information.



(1) - Deliberate learning. This is what you do when you 'study English'. You actively try to learn and remember English.
(2) - Accidental learning. This is when you are not trying to learn, or memorize anything - you're just enjoying English.
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How to overcome your shyness

Many English teachers say, "Don't be shy." But it's not so easy for Japanese people. How can we overcome shyness? Shoud we overcome shyness to learn English?


*lubricant:
1) a substance (as grease) capable of reducing friction, heat, and wear when introduced as a film between solid surfaces
2) something that lessens or prevents friction or difficulty : ex. a social lubricant


*introvert: a shy person : a quiet person who does not find it easy to talk to other people
*extrovert: an outgoing person : a friendly person who likes being with and talking to other people
*proactive: controlling a situation by making things happen or by preparing for possible future problems
*hesitant: slow to act or speak especially because you are nervous or unsure about what to do
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