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    Re: i want to learn English easy

    If I can comment on the thread's title: if you want to learn easy, maybe you don't want to learn thoroughly. Many young people today want us, the teachers, to download the information for them into their brains. They want to be passive receptacles. They want us to do the legwork.

    So, I'd have been more impressed if you'd said you wanted to learn English the hard way. And come out with battle scars and personal memories.

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    Re: i want to learn English easy

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    If I can comment on the thread's title: if you want to learn easy, maybe you don't want to learn thoroughly. Many young people today want us, the teachers, to download the information for them into their brains. They want to be passive receptacles. They want us to do the legwork.

    So, I'd have been more impressed if you'd said you wanted to learn English the hard way. And come out with battle scars and personal memories.
    You never know. He might be on his way to curing cancer. All he needs is to learn English. In that case, he should learn it easy and move on to the hard stuff.

    I'm joking but there's a serious point in there.

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    Re: i want to learn English easy

    As I have already posted in another thread, singing will help and it is fun. Singing songs with only lyrics will help word recognition.

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    Re: i want to learn English easy

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    If I can comment on the thread's title: if you want to learn easy, maybe you don't want to learn thoroughly. Many young people today want us, the teachers, to download the information for them into their brains. They want to be passive receptacles. They want us to do the legwork.

    So, I'd have been more impressed if you'd said you wanted to learn English the hard way. And come out with battle scars and personal memories.
    Well said. I came into this thread lured by the absurdity of the title. I was going to joke about it but now, after your rigorous post, there's no room for jokes left.

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    Re: i want to learn English easy

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Many young people today want us, the teachers, to download the information for them into their brains. They want to be passive receptacles. They want us to do the legwork.
    Every couple of days we'll get an email to the site asking for a complete grammar of English with explanations (immediately). The request to be taught it in two weeks or a month comes up regularly, but less frequently.
    Last edited by Tdol; 23-Jul-2011 at 03:49.

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    Re: i want to learn English easy

    My students in Hong Kong showed me a book entitled "Learn English Better than an American in 10 Days." It's a big seller. I wonder how hard it is to do that.

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    Re: i want to learn English easy

    Just purchase "Rosetta stone British English" with all of its levels(1-5).Work with the software for 1 hour a day.That's the best way to learn English with no more difficulty.

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    Re: i want to learn English easy

    I've tried Rosetta Stone, and find it gimmicky with the varying kinds of interaction. It does teach a little, but Pimsleur's method (available used on Amazon) is far better in my opinion. It's 95% listening and speaking, with no visual distractions or pseudo-multimedia stimulation.

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