HAVE FUN LEARNING ENGLISH EASILY
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I AM A NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER
I was born in South Africa, an English speaking ex-British colony, and was fortune enough to have been exposed to ENGLISH, Afrikaans ( Dutch) and then I studied German as a subject at senior school.
When living in Europe I taught myself Greek from a book, over a period of a year, and was able to understand and recognize 400 words, recall them in conversation and write them. I was also able to read road signs while travelling in Greece.
I have done the same with Italian and Spanish and have used basic learning material over the past few years to know roughly 200 + plus words, and phrases, and have made annual trips to these countries in Europe to practice learning and listening, meeting new people, reading , enjoying and experiencing the culture and cities, as well as the natural beauty.
I went to school in France and lived in the country for 3 years, while I taught English.My exposure to Portuguese is limited to only 75 + words, but the idea was the same, to spend time travelling and meeting locals in their land.
I started learning basic Chinese from a book many years ago, it was not easy and I struggled with this for many years. Two years ago I reaslied that I needed to find a new approach to making some progress, because after a few years I was still struggling alone. I made use of some online materials and a few online courses, and this was easier and more fun, and I made some beginner progress. Then on my path I met a Chinese teacher and had weekly lessons, this has helped greatly. I write, and speak basic words and phrases, and am able to recognize them in conversation.
Experience: 8 years
I believe that we can ALL learn new languages without a lot of effort and struggle.My method involves being relaxed, being free, letting go of things that have to be done and that can actually stop the flow of your learning, and letting the learning happen naturally and automatically. Have FUN as well, and practice what you know, and TRY NEW things. This is how we learn! - I WILL FIND A WAY TO MEET YOUR LANGUAGE NEEDS - WE WILL DEVELOP NEW VOCABULARY LISTS - PRACTICE READING, AND SPEAKING - OFFER CORRECTION - LOOK AT BASIC GRAMMAR THAT IS NEEDED I have been fortunate enough to have been exposed to many languages and still continue to study Chinese as a westerner, to try to gain the understanding behind Chinese philosophy and ancient teachings. I look forward to meeting you and sharing your passion and working together to get more fluent , skilled and confident in speaking English. TRY ME for a FREE chat, NOW... SKYPE: teacherdaven