I decided to write few more words about Effortless English method and how I'm using it right now. I would like also to share with my couple ideas about learning english, because I think that they are quite good.
Learn phrases and stop studying individual words
Learning pharses helps you speak faster and learn more effective because you are always learning some parts of grammar rules studying and repeating whole phrases. I mean for example, I want to learn what does it mean "basket" I wrote some sentence like "I'm always taking my basket for shopping." by repeating such sentence you repeat some grammar and some other words. You don't waste your time! You remember better that such using Present Continuies can describe your habits etc.
Don't study grammar in traditional way, use Point of view stories
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Don't repeat grammar rules all time, because you are not going to be fluent english speaker. Americans and British people didn't learn english grammar that way so why you are going to that. Use Point of View lessons which you can prepare yourself or you can ask your tutor to record them for you. How such lesson looks like? Imagine the same story written in different tenses, I mean Past, Present, Future then you just listen to that story many times not 3 or 4 times but 30 or 50 times. Repeat such story until your brain will feel the difference between Past, Present and Future. That's the power of repetition. I rememeber me listening to some of AJ's podcast 40 times, but then after 20 times I feel that I understand it better and faster. I started to thinking in english, I wasn't longer translating sentences and words from english to polish to catch the meaning.
Focus on listening understandable materials
Learn by your ears not your eyes. Spend about 80% of your learning time for listening to understandable materials. I mean materials you understand in 80% and more. If you understand less you are not going to improve. That's why watching english movies and BBC is not effective because you don't understand enough to improve. If you are using materials which are too diificult for you, find some easier one like materials for kids. That's how you should listen, start from the easiest one and then move to more advanced when you will feel that you are ready. Remember about this 80% it's really important in learning by listening. The rest of your time you can of course spend reading books etc.
Learn deeply, repeat many times
That's exactly what I remind in point no 2. Repeat a lot, 2-3 times is not enough to learn and improve. Upload one or two mp3 lesson into your player and repeat them during next 2 weeks. Then you will feel how you are learning new vocabulary and what's the most important, you will use new vocabulary in real conversation automaticlly without thinking about it too much and without looking for it in your head. Just because you learned it deeply.
Use Listen&Anwser lessons to think faster in english
Listen to Listen&Repeat lessons is not effective, because you don't need to think in english using them, you just repeat the words of teacher in recording, by listening to Listen&Anwser lessons you start thinking in english, for example: What you are doing right now? You say: "Now I'm listening to your lesson." Then you hear teacher saying something similiar like "Yes, now you are listening to my lesson." Your anwsers don't have to be the same as your teacher but it should be similiar. Answering such sometimes stupid because super easy questions you start thinking english, that's not the same as just repeating words where you don't really need to think, to be honest you just repeat sounds:)
Use real materials, not fake
Put away your textbooks, because english there is faked anyone is talking like that. Real people are using idioms, slang in casual conversation you are not going to understand them if you will learn still faked english. Find materials that are interesting for you. You must be exicted about learning english, not bored. I'm learning right now english learning something else. What does it mean? I'm learning PHP language (to create website) watching english video tutorials. I'm exicted about it because I like learning this stuff and I'm also happy because I'm still improving my english. That's my way.
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Ok, I think that I wrote quite enough about AJ Hoge's method. I hope you like my little review of Effortless English System.
PS Effortless English is not effortless, please remember it:)
|We Learn Faster With Effortless English!|
|“AJ, It’s much easier to learn English with you. You are happy and you are always well. Thank you so much! We learn faster with you.|
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|Fatima, Sao Paulo, Brazil|
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