Today I am starting a new blog series with tips for my students and learners in general.
One of the biggest problems I often encounter is that students do not have the right study plan.
So, how do we learn a foreign language? Clearly, with the lesson and the interaction with the teacher, but after that, you also need personal involvement and study.
And what do I mean with the word “study”?
Before I do the exercises and tasks, what should I do?
I read what I have covered with the teacher. This means, I read the texts with the help of the glossary or the words I have written in my notebook. I can also get the help of a dictionary.
• I listen to the texts and the listening exercises again.
• I re-read all the vocabulary exercises, always with the help of the vocabulary I have written, or the dictionary.
• I read the grammar rules with examples and my notes and then the exercises I did in class.
• I learn the words I have for spelling. I look for examples in the glossary or in the book or in the dictionary. If I have time I write my own examples. I note any questions.
• I do the grammar exercises always having the rules by me. I write down any questions.
• The book has usually a DVD or mobile app or a site with more exercises, when I have time (eg. on the weekend)
• I can ask the teacher (or my teacher) to suggest me some videos, movies or online exercises for more practice.
• When, I have a chapter or unit test I study all the material which will be examined.
• I do not hesitate to ask the teacher if I do not understand something.
I hope I helped somehow.
To be continued with more tips.