How can we improve our English?

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Dec 3, 2007
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I've got some ways to improve our English.

1. Reading books, novels, magazines, newspapers, etc.

2. Chatting with friends who speak English.

3. Playing video games (Of course in English).

4. Listening to music.

5. Internet, example: browsing.

6. Watching English movies.

Do you have any ideas? Don't hesitate to post them down! ;-)
It would really help us.

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Jan 24, 2008
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These are all great ideas, and I'm sure most teachers have recommended these tips to their students at one time or another. I definitely have.

Goals are equally important, and go a long way to improving English, too. "I want to improve my English" or "I want to understand more when I listen" are pretty vague, and need criteria and context. It becomes more difficult for the teacher to offer specific tips for each student.

Short term, realistic goals are best set with the following sentence: "I need to improve (particular skill) so I can (do something)." We'll offer different advice, and probably structure lessons differently in the following situations:

Student A: "I want to improve speaking so I can have a job interview."
Student B: "I need to improve my speaking so I can ask questions at the store."

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