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    Teaching English is my hobby.You'd like to know why? Because I work seven days a week and every day I have one or two lessons. I never get tired and my students study English with pleasure. If you ask me about my day off I'll gladly tell you that I'm free every day till four o'clock p.m. Any ideas?

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    Default Re: I enjoy teaching English

    hi, im Abdo studying MA program in ELS in UKM Malaysia, i want to ask the following question:
    As nonnative universities how we can can get good english language skills, because we know that the good skills acquired from real practice in native countries. As teachers how we can provide our students with good language skills without practice in native countries?
    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by honey1977 View Post
    hi, im Abdo studying MA program in ELS in UKM Malaysia, i want to ask the following question:
    As nonnative universities how we can can get good english language skills, because we know that the good skills acquired from real practice in native countries. As teachers how we can provide our students with good language skills without practice in native countries?
    thank you
    Yes, this question is that I want to ask, too, I am in China, I do not have many opportunities to practise English, languange environment is so important for us.
    I really do not know how to speak English well and I do not know why I can not use the words I learned both in writting and speaking, could you tell us some effective way to improve our English level, Thanks.

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    Default Re: I enjoy teaching English

    Through forums like this. Through people like Harry.

    There are some sites like mixxer.com where you can try to find people to talk to, but there are not many chances to speak over the internet because it requires chunks of dedicated time, so it normally comes with a price tag.

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    So you ask me where to practice English. I think it's so easy to practice your English if you are not shy. And of course you must be sociable. First of all you can get a part-time job in a tourist company or just find a foreigner. Is it a problem in your country? Maybe it's a good idea to buy an educational course on CD-s and practise yourself. Remember if you wanna speak English fluently you should speak either with somebody or just speak to yourself. Good luck!

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    Wuwei, you can do language exchange as tdol and Harry Smith have
    suggested. I don't know where you are in China, but you could
    search for people on craigslist.com under the link "activity partners".
    Here is the link - http://beijing.craigslist.org/act for Beijing.
    You may find foreigners who may want to learn/practice Chinese.

    Similarly, you can look for postings in other cities such as Shanghai.
    If you don't find people looking for language exchange there,
    you could search for them in other cities. You can see all the
    cities in the world that craigslist.org serves by going to the
    homepage. The cities are listed on the far right side.
    The advantage of finding people in the US/UK is that
    due to time difference, you may be able to practice with
    people even if it is late at night in China and if you don't
    find time during the day/evening. :)

    Good luck to you. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by englishstudent View Post
    Wuwei, you can do language exchange as tdol and Harry Smith have
    suggested. I don't know where you are in China, but you could
    search for people on craigslist.com under the link "activity partners".
    Here is the link - http://beijing.craigslist.org/act for Beijing.
    You may find foreigners who may want to learn/practice Chinese.

    Similarly, you can look for postings in other cities such as Shanghai.
    If you don't find people looking for language exchange there,
    you could search for them in other cities. You can see all the
    cities in the world that craigslist.org serves by going to the
    homepage. The cities are listed on the far right side.
    The advantage of finding people in the US/UK is that
    due to time difference, you may be able to practice with
    people even if it is late at night in China and if you don't
    find time during the day/evening. :)

    Good luck to you. :)
    Thanks, guys,
    Sure, it is a good website and I can do more there. But you know till now I can not well express my feeling and opinion, so I come here to do more construction to improve my expression level, these days I do feel that I have made a good progress, I can write down something without any more thinking, and maybe next month I could find some guys to practise both in my tongue and listenning.
    If there are some mistake in my writting, pls feel free to tell me.
    Thanks!
    Ian
    Thanks!

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    Simply posting and reading replies from native speakersm will help you to express yourself more freely and see how native speakers actually speak and write, which can be very different from the language used in coursebooks, etc.

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    Default Re: I enjoy teaching English

    Teaching English is very interesting but it's more intersting learning English. I mean we teachers have been working for many years and we never stop learning ourselves. While teaching we find something new, something more intersting. So when we stop teaching we stop learning. But when we stop learning we just cant teach any more. Such is the process of teaching....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Teaching English is very interesting but it's more intersting learning English. I mean we teachers have been working for many years and we never stop learning ourselves. While teaching we find something new, something more intersting. So when we stop teaching we stop learning. But when we stop learning we just cant teach any more. Such is the process of teaching....
    sure, it is the process of teaching. we can learn from our colleagues even our students. it is no doubt to say that everyday questions or student's troubles are the motive for us to learn ourselves and to improve our knowleged. So I think you can learn english from everywhere, speaking also, you can creat a chance to speak english for yourself, not neccessary to go abroad or native countries

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