English has been a global language for a long while now. You could say that learning English has now become a necessity. With English, you certainly open a whole new world of opportunities. So, should you learn English? Of course, you should. In this article, we will include some English Learning tips that may prove useful for beginners.
India and English
India is one of the countries where English is commonly found and spoken. In fact, did you know that India ranks 2nd in English Speaking Population? Yes, it's true! According to Wikipedia, we have around 125 million (12.5 Crores) English speakers in India. Besides, English is one of the official languages in India.
We have our business meetings in English, school and college education in English, and even the day-to-day business is also conducted in English, whether it is in written form or oral form.
That being said, you must have learnt basic English in your school life before. Or if you are a school student, you must be learning English. However, not all schools are reliable or efficient when it comes to learning a language as they teach you mainly from an academic point of view. This is also why we seek English courses from English-specialised institutes.
Are they really reliable?
Yes or no, this opinion completely depends on you. Each English institution has a different approach and while that may prove effective for someone, doesn't mean it would be effective for you too. While we think about this, it's also important to understand your capacity for learning. Not everyone is a fast learner.
However, that being said, it does not mean you cannot learn English at all. In fact, learning English or any other new language as a beginner can be scary. However, once you get into it, it's a breeze. So yes, whatever institution you enrol into, just know that your willingness and passion for learning the language are important!
Tips for Learning the English Language for Beginners.
Before we begin, we just want to clarify that not everyone learns a language the same way. While these tips may prove helpful for others, we do not guarantee that they may prove helpful to you. You and you only bear full responsibility for following these tips. Okay, let's begin!
Immersion is the key to learning any language out there. Which means consuming media or books that are in your target language. When you are new to something, one of the best pieces of advice we can give is to observe and imitate. From my personal experience, I can say that it worked miracles for me.
a. Read Children's books
No matter the age, if you are learning a new language, you should always prefer reading children's books. Why? Because they are specifically catered for language learning. These books contain easy-to-follow, simplified language, pictures for immersion, and generalised vocabulary.
Adding to this point, you can easily find plenty of children's stories on YouTube easily, like this one. Combining these two methods (reading and listening) can get you immersed in the language rather quickly.
Writing is another essential part if you want to get used to a language quicker. Writing helps reinforce your knowledge of a language. For example, if you were to learn the letter A by eyes only, you might not be able to remember it as quickly as you would via the writing method.
Apart from that, we also encourage you to write down sentences or small, simple English essays to utilise your English knowledge practically. Practical use of the language is the key to learning a language effectively.
As mentioned previously, using a language via practical means is your way to learning it well. And what else screams 'practicality' better than using the language in real-time situations? And this part is possibly the most difficult for a lot of learners. The reason is mainly the anxiety of speaking in another language and lack of confidence in your own language ability.
However, a good environment or a good teacher will always encourage you to speak out, no matter the mistakes. Mistakes are how you learn the language.
d. Take it easy!
Learning a language is a process and hence we believe that it should be followed thoroughly and systematically. However, it is also okay to wander off the path and learn English in your own way sometimes, as long as you are confident it's working out for you.
And as it is a process, it's possible you will face difficulties, and some of them would be too hard for you to overcome instantly. However, patience. You are going to do fine. Just don't lose your determination, okay?
Bottom Line and Opinion
As a beginner, learning English can feel like a breeze and as you go to advanced levels, it can get confusing. However, a language learning experience is a pretty fun one. Don't worry too much about you needing a language to fulfil the criteria for a job or whatever.
HAVE FUN! It is really an enjoyable experience if you allow it. Learn it as a hobby and watch your language grow, even without your realisation. That's all the advice we have as we conclude this article.