This time you have to write about the English language and the English class. Please write about the following:
a) How did you like this subject at university? What about the use of blogs?
b) What aspects of your English need to be improved and how do you plan to do this?
c) Outside the English class, how much are you using English these days? What for?
d) Any other comments?
Don't forget to make three comments and write 270 words minimum.
I invite you to think about this year so far... Have you had a good year?
Please write about:
a) Good things that have happened in your life
b) Situations that did not go so well
c) Your achievements in 2013
d) Things you didn't do/ have not done yet/ still have to do this year
e) Important news/events you would like to highlight
f) Any other comments
After reading about different methodologies not only to learn languages but to learn in general, I feel more motivated to continue teaching Spanish and English. There is nothing new in saying that we all learn in different ways but this is especially true when we learn languages. One more thing that is not new about humans is the fact that events in life, can define who we are and what we like or don’t like.
I can say that the idea of learning languages was first triggered by a Russian family living in Santiago. I was 7 or 8 years-old the first time I heard a language different from Spanish. At home, I had heard French and English before but it wasn’t fluent because my father and mother studied those languages at school. They couldn’t speak French or English; however they knew how to pronounce words, phrases and questions.
Speaking fluently in a language that is not your mother tongue is to be able to expand the limits sometimes we create for ourselves. Some people learn languages easily than others and some other people never learn a foreign language but; considering how many and how different we are, learning a foreign language could be a very good idea if we want to travel, and if we want to meet people. Apart from meeting people, when we speak one or more foreign languages we can understand more cultures. So, the way people think, act, what they believe in and the language they speak can help us learn more about us and our limits.
Going back to Russian, I can’t say I feel frustrated because I don’t speak it fluently because I haven’t been studying it they way I need to. Even though I have nobody to practice Russian with, I really want to learn something else that’s not numbers 1 to 10, days of the week and personal pronouns; so one day I can talk with Russians or with people who speak it as a foreign language, like me.