domingo, 16 de março de 2008

A good question!

Ask yourself weekly:
What do I want to learn this week?

Asking yourself this question every week will help you stop and think for a moment about what is most important to you. It is easy to focus only on the current unit, grammar exercise, etc. If you take a moment to stop and set a goal for yourself every week, you will notice the progress you are making and, in turn, become more inspired by how quickly you are learning English! You will be surprised at how this feeling of success will motivate you to learn even more English.

As an advanced student I sometimes felt there was not much more to be learned or that my lessons were not improving my level, asking the aforementioned question always kept me on track on new issues and will probably keep you hgihly motivated to learn new things!

Hope you have liked this one!


segunda-feira, 10 de março de 2008

Vocabulary learning tips.

As a student, as long as I remember, it's always been a pleasure for me learning new vocabulary. Therefore I used to have a notebook in which I took notes of every single new word I learned and tried to draw and, sometimes write sentences my teacher metioned in order to fix the new expression.
Organising these words into groups came as an idea later on. First I just took notes of them disorganasedly, after some time, and realising these words came from different word groups (e.g.: adjectives, verbs, adverbs, nouns, etc) I tried separating parts of my notebook for each of these and, as time went by I had quite a considerable glossary with the exporessions I'd seen in class.
This technique helped me a lot revising before my tests and also on the following semesters as I used to keep these notebook for years on.
There are other techinques we can use to help us learn new vocabulary, I hope you've enjoyed this one, I promiss I'll bring you more!


sexta-feira, 29 de fevereiro de 2008

Learning English

I started learning English when I was 8 and it's been more than 20 years already.I'd like to share some of my own experiences in learning with anyone who's interested as well as discuss some important points about learning and teaching the language. I'd be glad to receive any comments and suggestions as well as help anybody on this amazing experience which is aquiring a second language.