Barnes Method English
How to suddenly enjoy English, learn lots and find yourself speaking English perfectly
1.Learn Pronunciation from a native speaker. Your country has specific sounds and so does English. Learn the equivalents in your language e.g. tch in Portuguese is ch in English.Learn the new sounds aswell. Germans say V for V and W. Push your lips out and say Water.
2.Learn all the words which are similar to your Language. This technique was originally suggested by Dr Bruno Furst. There are often many patterns between the languages. http://barnesinstitute.2freedom.com
has some collections available for free. By learning, this way you can pronounce and write in a similar way to your language and your memory will increase.
3.Learn in opposites. For every word there is an opposite. When you learn one word, learn the opposite at the same time. It is possible to communicate with one word in every language. Coffee! Coffee? Coffee. Coffee and. Coffee with. Coffee!? Tea is the opposite of Coffee or no coffee. More literal opposites include Up/Down, Left/RightA.G. Hawke is certified in 7 languages and uses this technique.This technique will improve your Memory and Understanding.
4.Learn the Prepositions correctly. Prepositions do Not translate with a dictionary. They are Kinaesthetic. They are feelings. Russians imagined standing On the road and they say “I'm on the street”. English imagine the street as a box with the buildings on both sides and the road below so “I'm in the street”. Practise them in patterns and be the 2nd person to use prepositions correctly (I am the 1st)
5.Learn Verbs and Nouns in Example Sentences. English people have no idea what a phrasal verb is or the present past continuous backwards forwards lemon and lime form of a word. Computers and robots talk like that. Instead Learn Verbs and Nouns. This is how English people learn at school. Practise speaking with a native speaker using the verbs/nouns and add the Prepositions you have already learned.
6.Speaking. Talk, talk, talk and talk some more. Your Professor should correct you continuously until you speak correctly. You will speak perfect English today! is the attitude of an awesome teacher. If the student has very basic English then Flash Cards with both languages on are excellent and give the student a real sense of progress.
7.Children's books. An extra great thing for students also is to have a children's grammar book for homework. Children's grammar books are so simple even a child could use them. There is a list of 10 pronunciation patterns which are all similar so when the student understands they will find it very easy to remember. A children's picture dictionary is also a brilliant thing. They have the pictures and 3 patterns of sentences with synonyms. These also make a class easier to teach.
8.Computer ProgramsThrough learning Portuguese I have discovered a large number of excellent language learning programs. In some ways they are better than teachers and I think you should use computer programs together with a teacher to double your learning. Learn new words and patterns with the computer and test them with a teacher. Rosetta Stone is brilliant for learning patterns, pronunciation and uses pictures to make you remember even more. Before You Know It gives you perfect memory of phrases and words with the pronunciation emphasised. You can slow the voices to half speed to really focus your pronunciation and I have remembered phrases 14 days after I learned them. FSI is the most comprehensive course I have ever taken, unfortunately its not available for learning English.Fast free translators and dictionaries such as Wordweb and Freelang are excellent additions to your studies