How to start learning
People usually don’t know where to start when it comes to learning English as a new language. Hopefully with this simplified post you can get a general idea about what you should start learning, if you would like to focus on the spoken aspect rather than the academic aspect of language learning.
learning English has some steps. Here are the first steps I personally went through when I started learning my 3rd language:
1-Listen to the language
Listening is an essential part of learning English, even if you have no idea what’s being said. Each and every language has its own flow and rhythm if you will. You should get you ears used to that flow, it will come in handy later on.
2-Start learning the basic conversation sentences
On your first week of learning English, you should master how and what to say when you meet someone for the 1st time in English, even if you don’t really get how the language really works. You will feel a huge difference, when you are able to have a simple conversation within a week of learning English.
Questions words are very important to learn early on since they are basically everywhere in the language.
Numbers cover at least 25% of our daily speech which is a huge thing. This means knowing the numbers equals understanding at least 25% of what’s being said
5-Days of the week and months
I, you, he, she, it, we, they (doers)
Me, you, him, her, it, us, them (object)
7-Learn main everyday verbs
To figure out which verbs you need to learn exactly at first, since you have a limited vocabulary is to start translating your thoughts.
8-Learn main nouns
Father, mother, brother, sister
10-Countries and nationalities
England, Egypt, Brazil, Italy, Japan
English, Egyptian, Brazilian, Italian, Japanese
My, your, his, her, its, our, their.
12-Learn how to form your own sentences
Now that you have basic knowledge, you know how to greet someone and have a simple conversation in your target language. You should start producing your own sentences. however, it should be Without focusing too much on grammar of course, rather your main focus should be the meaning. Remember we are focusing on the spoken aspect after all not the academic side of things
Those 12 steps should take you about a month or 2 to really built your own foundation without a teacher all by yourself. Now you have just paved the road to learning an entirely new language. The sky is the limit.
finally, a small piece of advice. Don’t take a course with zero knowledge, you should at least know some basics, since it will make things easier for you and everyone else.
That’s how you form English sentences in the most basic way, if you get these 2 form down and understand them perfectly I can guarantee you that you won’t ever make basic mistakes and it’s only going to go up from there.
A language lover and enthusiast. I grew up with my Egyptian family in England. So, speaking more than 1 language has always been a part of my life. I am a native speaker of both English and Arabic, and It does not just stop at 2 languages. I also teach myself and help others learn. I am an English teacher and a language learner. I teach people using the way I would like to be taught.