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Learn english by yourself

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Learn english by yourself

  1. 1. Learn English By Yourself A How-To-Do-It Presentation by Khalid Al-Dossary© SAP Training and Change Management
  2. 2. Topics Why How© SAP Training and Change Management
  3. 3. Learn English by Yourself Why? • Work and business (Knowledge is power.) • Day-to-day activities • Cross-cultural awareness and international communication [Open a venue to the wide world (globalization).] • Mental growth and development (Your mind: Use it or lose it.)© SAP Training and Change Management
  4. 4. Why? English helps you to…  Have excellent communication and better interaction  Utilize fully your unlimited potential for growth and development  Function better in a changing world© SAP Training and Change Management
  5. 5. Why? English helps you to… 4. obtain cultural enrichment 5. become a life long learner 6. increase your overall competence and skills© SAP Training and Change Management
  6. 6. Learn English by Yourself Why? • You really have no other choice. • People who master English as their second language always do so by work that is beyond what they did in the classroom. • Conventional Ways of learning English: Traditional ESL programs, British Council, Saudi Aramco English, TOEFL Preparation, etc. are all designed for a limited level of English.© SAP Training and Change Management
  7. 7. Learn English by Yourself HOW • Make a plan for addressing all four language skills  Listening  Speaking  Reading  Writing • Emphasize the skill that is most important to you but give adequate attention to the others as well. • Also look for activities that integrate the different skills.© SAP Training and Change Management
  8. 8. How To: Listening • Conversation with native speakers • Conversing with yourself (reading aloud) • Selected television and radio shows  Listen only  Listen and repeat • Lectures • Language teaching cassettes© SAP Training and Change Management
  9. 9. How To: Listening • Conversation with native speakers  The best way; don’t be shy. • Selected television and radio shows  News programs  Talk shows  Entertainment shows (good source of current language usage, idioms, slang)  Documentaries© SAP Training and Change Management
  10. 10. How To: Listening con’t • Lectures  Take a recorder. (Listen & Repeat) • Language teaching cassettes  TOEFL Prep listening tapes  Complete courses on CD • Learning English by The Learning Company (American English) • Flying Colours by Macmillan/Heinemann (British English)© SAP Training and Change Management
  11. 11. How To: Listening con’t • Listening lessons on the internet  Eviews Listen to Interviews http://www.eviews.net/index.shtml  Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab • http://www.esl-lab.com  English Listening Lounge • http://www.EnglishListening.com  English Channel: ESL • http://www.hio.ft.hanze.nl/thar/default.htm  Search (There are many others. Let me know when you find an excellent site.)© SAP Training and Change Management
  12. 12. How To: Speaking • Conversation with native speakers (Spontaneous and planned or rehearsed) • Conversation with other English language learners • Pronunciation lessons in English courses© SAP Training and Change Management
  13. 13. How To: ReadingREAD. Don’t study reading. Read.  Getting started  And then • Graded readers • Un-simplified Novels • Children’s books • e.g. The Pearl • ESL textbooks by John Steinbeck  Moving on • Newspapers • Graded readers • Magazines • Children’s books • Professional • ESL textbooks Journals© SAP Training and Change Management
  14. 14. How To: Writing  ESL courses and writing exercises  Daily journal  Study or Work-related writing  E-mail; acceptable pen pals  Friends, family studying abroad© SAP Training and Change Management
  15. 15. Vocabulary Notebook Entries A more useful entry: A useful entry: Oppose (verb) to disagree with; to work Oppose (verb) to against (definition) disagree with; to The company opposes work against testing products on animals. (sentence) Opposed to sports Opposed to war Opposed to marrying someone (extension; adjective)© SAP Training and Change Management
  16. 16. Learning English By Yourself • Tools  Textbooks  A computer with Internet access  A library  A notebook for • Journal entries • Vocabulary  A plan or schedule© SAP Training and Change Management
  17. 17. Learning English By Yourself Remember … • To make a (flexible) plan. • To work with your learning style. • Integrate the different skills. • that you are learning a language not a course • that most people feel honored that you want to learn their language and are pleased to help you. • If you stop, start again. (But try not to stop.) • To put yourself in situations where you have to use English. • To spend a little money if necessary—buy good texts, hire a tutor.© SAP Training and Change Management
  18. 18. Work Together SDLT  Form a self-study or Self-Directed Learning team.  Set objectives  Meet regularly  Vary activities  Have a recorder and a leader  Limit number in the team© SAP Training and Change Management
  19. 19. What it takes to turn your plans, including your plan to learn English, into reality?© SAP Training and Change Management
  20. 20. Three P’s Patience Practice Perseverance© SAP Training and Change Management
  21. 21. Three R’s Reading Reciting Repeating© SAP Training and Change Management
  22. 22. Three C’s and Two E’s Confidence Cultural tolerance Continuity Effort & Encouragement© SAP Training and Change Management
  23. 23. Seek help from experts, but be your own teacher.© SAP Training and Change Management
  24. 24. Improve Your English Communication Skills Recipe (SDL Learning- Practical Steps) Khalid I. Al-Dossary© SAP Training and Change Management
  25. 25. Improve Your English Communication Skills 1. Choose an article of your interest to read about leadership skills, technical skills or life skills, time management, stress management, success in life. 2. Read it thoroughly and silently. 3. Look up each word. Make sure you understand each word and its pronunciation. 4. Summarize each article. 4 3 2 1© SAP Training and Change Management
  26. 26. Improve Your English Communication Skills 5. Recite the article & record it. (Visualize audience) 6. Re-visit the summary for further revision. 7. Practice saying the summary to someone. 7 6 5 4 3 2 1© SAP Training and Change Management
  27. 27. Improve Your English Communication Skills 8. Listen to the tape in your car or at home. 9. Explain or present what you have summarized to a native speaker (Mentor) whom you feel comfortable with. 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1© SAP Training and Change Management
  28. 28. Improve Your English Communication Skills 10.Document articles/readings for future reference. (Profiling) 11.Take this language meal at least three times a week. 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1© SAP Training and Change Management
  29. 29. Thank you for your attention and my best wishes to you.© SAP Training and Change Management

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