Well, the best is to talk with us foreigners more. If you just start saying hi and asking “how’s your day?” that’ll go a long way. Otherwise, voxopop.com is a nice site. Note and practice common shortenings. Some word stress, timing, and intonation handouts. EnglishCentral.com is a nice site too Rachel’s English is another nice site
OutlineTraditional Method Modern Method Ways to Practice Questions
Traditional Method1.Listen to your teacher2.Read a grammar book 3.Study lists of words 4.Read other stuff
Advantages of Traditional Method • Comfortable • It does work• Voluntary, free reading is the best thing you can doDisadvantages of Traditional Method • Listening and Speaking are hard • Slow progress • Language doesn’t feel natural
Modern Method•Interacting with the languageis really helpful •Conversations •Message Boards Bill eats apples. That movie was Bill. eats. apples. interesting.•Word Stress, Intonation, and Bil-lea-tsapples.Timing are key for That movie was…listening/speaking skills interesting.•Note and practice these likeyou would note and practicea new word
Ways to Practice (Reading)•Read things that interest you.•Read things that are just a littlehard.•Talk with someone about it or writeabout it.
Ways to Practice (Writing)•Reading is the best thing forgetting better at writing.•Interact with people. •Message boards are great. •So is Wikipedia.•Buy a TOEFL or GMAT prepbook. and follow the writing“rules”.
Ways to Practice (Listening) TED.COM is AMAZING 1.Watch a Video 2.Watch with English Subtitles 3.Read the Transcript 4.Watch with Korean Subtitles 5.Watch without Subtitles 6.Write a Comment 7.Wait a Week8.Watch again, and again, and again…
Ways to Practice (Speaking)•Don’t be shy. (“How’s itgoing today?”)•Note interesting wordstress, timing, andintonation points andpractice them.•EnglishCentral.com•RachelsEnglish.com
So what about the MBA?•You’re going to improve and it’s going to get easier•Don’t be shy about asking clarification questions•Read the chapters, etc. before you get to class•Focus on the introductions and outlines of writingassignments•Set specific goals. (“I want to be better” doesn’tcount)