An extremely effective method of learning English in the 4.0 period
1. Watch movies, listen to music in English
If you are still wondering how watching movies, listening to music in English can improve your English? Then the answer is that watching movies, listening to music in English will help you expand your vocabulary, improve your listening ability, and learn to pronounce like a native. You try to understand the main idea in the dialogues, each piece of music and become familiar with the phonetics. This learning method will help improve your English listening and pronunciation significantly in no time.
2. Regularly read English books and newspapers
Reading books and newspapers in English regularly will help you expand your vocabulary, know how to express sentences, write standard English, and increase your ability to speak English fluently. Not only that, this learning method also helps you to know more sources of information in the world, accumulate a lot of useful knowledge.
3. Imitate native speakers, speak English a lot
You should practice what you have learned by speaking English often. For example, when going out, try naming things around in English. In addition, you can join activities of organizations and clubs to communicate with native speakers. Give yourself permission to be wrong because English is not your mother tongue, you have the right to be confident because you have the ability to communicate in two different languages.
4. Join Online Courses
Learning English online is becoming more and more popular, especially for busy people or anyone who wants to save time and money but the learning efficiency is no less. This is a very convenient method of learning because there is no time constraint, you can join the class at any time. However, this method requires an extremely high level of hard work and determination from you!
One-on-one tutoring has long been a popular method of learning English, especially in big cities. One-on-one tutoring is a highly effective learning method because of its high direct interaction. However, traditional tutoring still has some disadvantages such as high tuition fees, difficulty in choosing suitable tutors, and unsafety because tutors are strangers and brokered through centers. However, in the digital technology era, the above disadvantages gradually disappeared and were replaced by 4.0 tutoring models.
Educoach model – learning with tutors 4.0: Starting from Edutalk – A platform to connect students and favorite lecturers, Educoach is a model of Connecting tutors, learning with tutors 4.0. With this model, Learners can self-study with the application and lectures through interacting with the lecturer’s video to stimulate students’ self-study and acquisition ability. Next, users through the application register for offline classes from 1 to 4 students with their favorite teachers and interact directly to deepen their previously practiced knowledge.
This model overcomes many disadvantages of traditional tutors, and at the same time integrates a lot of interesting English learning methods to achieve the maximum effect for students.
6. Total Physical Response (TPR)
This is a method of combining language and body movements. Professor James Asher (San José State University, California) developed TPR based on the natural language acquisition process of children.
Children’s language acquisition process: children learn new sentences and phrases through hearing and imitating the words and actions of their parents. This is repeated many times in a loop, helping the child to speak.
Exposure to language with both sounds, images, and movements makes your brain’s connections to words stronger, and therefore longer-lasting. At the same time, when your body moves, your brain will be alert and have more energy to learn.
On average, each lesson, you will memorize 10 to 20 new words right in class.
7. Pronunciation Formation
You will learn how to pronounce pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). The sound of each word in English is combined by individual sounds. Reading these individual sounds in one breath creates the sound of the word. Pronunciation spelling is a technique that helps you read each sound and put them together like that.
This technique will help you to know how to pronounce English words like Vietnamese. From here you can easily look up and correctly read any word in the dictionary. Students will be recording pronunciation practice videos regularly every week throughout the learning process to perfect and standardize their pronunciation in the best way.
8. Listening Dictation
This is one of the most effective methods to practice listening in English. Similar to TPR, listening and dictation also combine ears, eyes, and movement to help you achieve the highest concentration when listening. Spelling helps you easily hear difficult sounds, tail sounds like S, ED. Spelling also helps you learn vocabulary and grammar right in the lesson. Especially, with the frequency of repetition as you listen and transcribe, you will remember very deeply what you learn, putting it into long-term memory for later use.
Listening and dictation can be applied not only to classroom lessons, but also satisfy your listening practice with any material you like, from TV shows, movies to audio books. After 3-6 months of dictation at Simple English, you can understand basic everyday conversations of native speakers, and can watch American sitcoms without Vietnamese subtitles. .
9. Repeat & Shadow
This is a method to practice pronunciation according to native speakers videos. Repeating helps us improve our pronunciation, familiarize our mouth with new sounds, and at the same time adapt to the tone of the English language.
After a few repetitions, you will move on to the shadow step (follow up). In this step, we will talk to the teacher at the same time as the picture and the shadow. Speaking like this will help us learn the correct intonation of native speakers, forming the ability to communicate naturally. Supported by recording a pronunciation practice video at home, after only 1 month of repeat & shadow, you will see your pronunciation improve markedly.
10. Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS – Learning by interacting, asking and answering through stories)
TPRS is a language teaching method through storytelling and question and answer, which helps create fun, high energy and excitement when learning English. The TPRS method was developed by Blaine Ray in the 1990s based on Stephen Krashen’s theory of language acquisition and is the main content of AJ Hoge’s world famous Effortless English course.
When learning with TPRS, the teacher tells a story and asks simple questions based on that story. Students’ job is to answer as quickly and accurately as possible. Through such a continuous question and answer process, students will improve their listening comprehension, learn pronunciation and grammar in a natural way, and increase their reflexes and communication fluency. At the same time, short, weird, funny stories and quick questions force learners to brainstorm, focus, and not be as distracted as passive listening.
Above are some effective methods of learning English in the 4.0 period that eLib shares with you, let’s consult and practice to improve your English knowledge! Good luck!