Thinking about this scenario and your interest in learning the English language, today we have separated some tips and information about things you need to know before starting or hiring someone for English tutoring (ติว ภาษา อังกฤษ which is the term in Thai). Want to know more? Stay with us!
1) You Will Learn To Speak By Speaking
Know that you will have to participate during your classes, and a lot, as you only learn to speak English by speaking. So, if you’re shy, start thinking about ways to get around your shyness. And when you join your course, you will have already completed at least this stage in your journey towards language knowledge.
2) The Fear And Shame Of Making Mistakes Must Be Put Aside
Never, under any circumstances, be ashamed of your knowledge or afraid of making mistakes. It may be cliché, but in learning English, the error is allied to knowledge. Everyone makes mistakes, it’s true, and it will be with mistakes that you will improve your domain even more. So, allow yourself to make mistakes and always pay attention to your mistakes, as they will guide your learning and show you which points you need to practice more. So, play in English. No fear and no shame. Just want to learn!
3) Listening Is Essential
You haven’t started your English course yet, but love listening to international music and listening to podcasts in English? Excellent! Know that this will help you a lot during the course. Think about everything you enjoy hearing in English, as these things will help you improve your knowledge and develop your listening skills during the course.
And always pay attention to the structures and vocabulary used within specific contexts of language use, as this knowledge is essential for you to achieve fluency in the language.
4) Forget The Translation
When looking for an English course, choose one that opts for non-translation, as translation is not the best path when learning a second language. This is because, when translating, you end up thinking in your language (and the English course should help you learn to think in English, not the other way around).
You must understand the context, pay attention to the words you know, and, if necessary, use picture dictionaries or English-English dictionaries. Many words and phrases, if translated from one language to another, make no sense at all. So always choose a course based on non-translation.
As soon as you start the course, you must use the language and always speak it. Speak in English before class, during class, and after class. Speak in English about the class, about your day, about your wishes, about your tastes, about your name, your profession, your friends, your pet, anyway. Talk about everything and always speak, in English, of course.
Talk to your friends, family and talk to yourself if you need to! Speaking and constant language practice are the key points for fluency in English and, therefore, must be developed and practiced from the beginning of the course.