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Learning English
Facts, Myths & Reality

I want to learn English, but..




There are lots of myths preventing

people from learning and using English language effectively. Once you know the facts, you will identify those myths that prevent you from being a confident English user. The reality is much simpler and easier than what you think.

English is difficult is the biggest

myth among students. This has been spread by those who have acquired only English speaking skill and feared of loosing their undue social status if talented others learn it.

There is hardly any difference

between spoken & written English ! In fact easier and natural sequence is to begin quietly with reading and writing and then start speaking in English.

It is a myth spread by people

having colonial underdog mindset. They are slaves of English culture than using English as a communication tool. They use this myth to discourage others from learning English.

English is no longer an ornament. It is just another important tool in

your competency tool box. If one is just a fool who only knows of using English language, now he has wider audience to show off his idiocy.
i.e. Using his mother tongue

& English

English alphabet is much simpler

than the alphabet of most of the Eastern languages. Only 26 letters used in English. All letters are used only in simple form only.
No combined letters or variations

English grammar is extremely

simple. Only few rules that you need to learn. Rules are clear and unambiguous than most of other languages.

There is hardly any difference

between spoken and written English. Therefore, effort for learning English is less than learning a languages that has big variations in spoken and written form.

Majority use English as their second

There are more English speaking people

in China or India alone than in UK or USA.

Understanding English books and

other contents like web pages are much easier than you think.
Content publishers are aware of
the nature of target audience.

English is now dominantly used as

an international language. English speaking international community accept, acknowledge and even appreciate accents of different geographical and cultural communities.

Yes, English language has thousands

or words. But commonly used word are only a small portion of it. Do not get afraid by seeing big dictionaries. Dictionary (Just like a directory) is for references and not to learn all the words.

English is easy to learn. When you speak or use English as

a second language, no one expect you to be perfect.

Unless you are talking to an idiot !

There are plenty of resources

available to learn English.

You speak English according to your

natural accent, Unless one of your ancestor has crossed with an Englishman!! Or you are talking to an arrogant Englishman. Billions of English speaking people all over the world from German to India and Brazil to China happily speak with their own accent in self confident manner.

First learn common and frequently

used words. Then get familiar with the words in the domain that you are going to use the language (eg: Engineering, Accounting, etc.).

As long as you can comprehend the

context, be brave to start reading content published in English despite you find few unknown words. Use common sense for guessing. If the word is frequently appearing get the dictionary and learn it and add it to your vocabulary.

When you talk, you can confidently

use what ever simple words you know.

Because listener has no way of knowing

the words that you do not know. Just make sure your grammar is fairly sound.

Here you are speaking in English now.

Get out of common myths. Put up initial learning effort. Learn the grammar well. Learn the words necessary for your

common use. Proud of your own native accent or use neutral accent. Never mimic western accent which is natural only for those live in cold climate. Use common sense and guessing to be effective.

Use English as a useful tool and not as a petty weapon or ornament.

Learning English Facts, Myths & Reality