As a non-native speaker, I've been studying english for sevral years.

but it isn't easy to improve the skills or something.

if it's not too much bother you, could I have your advice?
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Hi Admiralseo,

About 75%(It's just a guess, I'm a simple user too) or more of the people currently Registered and using this forum aren't native English speakers, including me.

Studying is good, and certainly is one of the best ways to improving.But you know what they say:"Practice makes the man perfect". May be you should also look in that direction
You should go through the topic '' non- native speakers'' coming right under this forum , topic of the moment. It was specially made for people like you.

I'm sure many people from different parts of the world will have had their own innovative ways in mastering the language. So keep checking that post and this forum often.

Regards,

Savvy
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Hi Friends

Of couse this plateform is specially for people like us and English language is the tool to overcome the barrier between our communication.

What we do here infact try to be the familiar with the tool(English Language).As much we will explore it with the experiences of each other we would be more familiar with this.Some key points if these could helpfull for others in concern of learning then this would be my pleasure.

We need the inner curiosity in simple words our interest.

We need to do daily practice for being in touch with English Language.. Its either we can do atleast 15 minutes reading, listening or more if we are servious to learn it.

Reading the dailiy news paper or any thing in which you have interest but in English language.

this is best if we can find someone to sit with us and communicate with us in English language.Some times we do not find someone in our company so we need to keep listning English radio.

Do not forget that Only one Reading thing cannot bring you far in your English language Learning Effort. So that is why we need to emphasise on READING, WRITING LISTNING AND SPEAKING ALL FOUR SKILLS. ALL THESE ARE IMPORANT.

We should never feel shy or hesitate to speak, or write or read or listening . Beacuse we can do mistakes then we can correct them .If we will not do mistakes then we can't correct them.

In the End i would like to say Friends this is all the matter of interest infact then the ways to learn come afterwards and everyone finds different ways which make him stronger to stuck on the way of his interest .

Good luck

Byee

Faisal
Hey guys,

I'm Indian, and have been told that i speak English better than my native language. Which is no credit, but it's very true all the same.

I read like crazy. Nowadays i am into Harry Potter Fan fiction, which has really helped me when it comes to colloquialisms(and bad language LOL). I've also read quite a few Victorian works, and i can definitely say that they have enriched my English beyind comprehension.

However, i'd say that the key to speaking good English is simply to speak it. Read, listen, and speak the language whenever you can. I know you have to make an effort to speak a language that doesn't come easily to you, but the effort has to be made.

Chatting with people on the Net helps when it comes to speaking or writing spontaneously. If you're part of this group, then you immediately get the additional advantage of speaking with other people who speak perfectly correct English. I can warn you, that doesn't often happen even - especially - among native speakers.

Certain twists of language are a bit difficult to smooth out. Say in French, the object comes after the verb. So a French person might end up writing "the bell ring", instead of "ring the bell." That kind of thing just has to be fixed with practice.

Another great aid, of course, is the dictionary. Even now, i find myself constantly referring to my fat companion, the Chambers dictionary. Even if you think you know a word, but are feeling a bit unsure about it, go check. It never does any harm. And reading the rest of the page helps too, even if you do get a bit bored while you're at it.

Board games like Scrabble and Boggle(which i personally find easier) help to boost vocabulary.

All in all, nothing really works as a substitute for practice. Even then, your first encounter with a native English speaker may well be a bit demoralising. Don't be disheartened, you'll get used to it.

Good luck, hope my tips helped in any way.

- Tearsofjoy.
Fasi
overcome the barrier

inner curiosity interest.

daily practice

atleast 15 minutes reading, listening or more

dailiy news paper or any thing in which you have interest but in English language.

best find someone to communicate with in English

to listning English radio.

emphasise on READING, WRITING LISTNING AND SPEAKING ALL FOUR SKILLS. ALL THESE ARE IMPORANT.

never feel shy or hesitate to speak, or write or read or listening . we can do mistakes then we can correct them .If we will not do mistakes then we can't correct them.

this is all the matter of interest infact then the ways to learn come afterwards

and everyone finds different ways which make him stronger to stuck on the way of his interest .

Hi Faisal

I selected key points in your texts. The whole thing is absolutely beautiful.

First key, interest. This is the source of your motivation. Why do you want to learn English? Can you foresee where/when/why you will use it? Return to this in your mind often to nourish your, "I want to learn English." The more you want, the better you will learn/do/succeed.

A new born is months before s/he learns to say "mama" (or her/his first word). S/he is also a few years before acquiring structured speach, and many more years before reaching fluency in her/his mother tongue. The order is listen(hear)/speak/read/write. The more you talk (yourself actually making the effort to communicate with someone - it can be "pretend"- the more you intergrate the use of the language), the more confident you feel, and the quicker you get over possible self-consciouness. You also acquire the "habit" of ... functioning in English. The whole though will take time. The more you are "involved" in functioning in English, the "quicker" you you become skilled. It my never end for you. It is "work in progress". At least till you are satisfied with your ability, and quit making any effort to improve.

If you are able to find the "good way" progress opportunity to learn English within a context, or many, that are of particular interest to you, that would likely make it easier for you to learn. Examles: chatting with someone you like (in person/Internet/other); reading a comic strip that you like; listening to a musical group whose music pleases you working on understanding what they are saying: writing letters, etc. Exploring the four realms, as Faisal pointed out.

In reading you, I thought that you were going through a moment of discouragement. Learn to encourage yourself, or seek it where it can be given to you (as you have done here).

Persist.

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(And, of course, going to England for a whole summer would be useful) Emotion: smile ...
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