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Everybody wants to learn English and improve their communication skills these days. They know exactly what they need in today’s highly-globalized world. Controversies abound though regarding the best technique of learning the English language. Plus, if you are a non-native speaker, you probably think of this language as ESL (English as a Second Language) . Read on for some help.

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Steps

Change your wrong impression of grammar.

If you’re a non-native speaker, chances are your grammar isn’t that bad. In fact, you studied a lot of English grammar in your elementary, middle school, and high school. Now the first thing you need to do is to unlearn the bad impression of grammar that you got. Grammar isn’t dry, useless, dead, only paper-based, strict, and boring. Quite the contrary! Grammar is fun, practical, dynamic, situation-based, free, and exciting. That is, if your teacher had known how to teach it right. Grammar isn’t something you can run away from in English. And Grammar isn’t some scary, dictatorial monster anyway. You should start seeing Grammar as a friend who only gives you guidelines – not rules. In short, real Grammar says: “Do,” not “Don’t.”

Forget the myth of listening.

The myth of Listening says that Listening is a zero-sum game: either you get it 100% or 0%. This is simply not true. If you’re having a hard time making sense of what the other person (maybe a native speaker) is saying, don’t be discouraged. More importantly, DON’T stop listening and thinking! .In home economics, there’s a saying that goes: “There won’t be a dollar without a cent.”

Speak. Speak and Speak. Practice!

This step is connected to No 1. Because of your wrong way of learning grammar, you have unconsciously developed an aversion to practice and real application. Somehow, you believe that English is a skill that’s best used only inside the four corners of your classroom – or quietly by yourself. And because you’ve undergone years and years of this sort of training, it’s a tough habit to break. This step goes deep down to your inner confidence. You’ve got to learn to surmount the shyness and the voice inside your head that keeps telling you: “You’ll just make a fool of yourself!”. If you can’t overcome this, then you won’t be able to learn English. Remember: English is a language, a form of communication meant to be practiced together with other people.

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Note: This article has been adapted from the following source.

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