Learning English can be a rewarding experience. There are many benefits to learning English such as extending your reading resources, watching English television and movies, getting a job or job promotion, and makes travel to an English speaking country easier, and much more. Spanish speakers who are learning English can make use of a variety of learning tools.
The following are a number of tips Spanish speakers can use to learn English:
1. Computer programs and electronic devices are a great way to learn the English Language. There are many software programs available online and in traditional retail stores. English learning software can be downloaded on computers that include translation programs, electronic translators, or electronic dictionaries. There are also talking electronic dictionaries. For instance the Casio: EW-S100 is an English Spanish Bidirectional Electronic Dictionary with an Organizer. They are compact and lightweight which allows you to carry your dictionary in your pocket. English translators are a great tool to help you learn English. Translation Experts Limited is a company dedicated to the products and services that break down language barriers. They manufacture a variety of translator and dictionary software for desktop computers and handheld devices. Most of these devices can be taken anywhere. These translators will translate web pages written in a foreign language, e-mail messages into and from a foreign language, and manuals and books into and from a foreign language. They also provide interactive learning of new words and phrases of a foreign language as well as interactive learning on how to pronounce new words and phrases of a foreign language. There also a number of English learning audio tapes and CDs that allows one to learn almost anywhere, including the automobile. All that is required is a CD player or cassette player.
2. The best and quickest method to learning English is to speak English as much as possible. There are online English learning chat rooms and discussion boards that one can join. You can also enlist the services of an online native English speaking teacher. One can also check community centers and colleges to see if there are English speaking groups they can join.
3. You should understand some common confusing English phrases and words. For instance, there are several words in Spanish that are similar in English, but have a different meaning. An example would be: ‘approve’ is sometimes confused with ‘aprobar:’ “Teacher, did I approve the test?” ‘aprobar’ means pass as in ‘pass a test.’ Another example is ‘earn’ and ‘win.’ These two words both translate into Spanish with ‘ganar.’
4. You can create ‘flash cards’ of vocabulary. Writing and seeing English vocabulary will help you remember.
Learning the English language takes time, patience, and practice. With so many tools and methods available, learning the English language has never been easier. The best way to learn English is to incorporate a number of different methods. With the right method, learning English can be a fun and rewarding experience that will provide you with new opportunities. cheff