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13 Dec 2019

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Please correct me if I wrote anything wrong. I want to share my story in English with koreans.

Simple ways to learn English speaking.

1. Memorize the complete sentences. The sentences you actually say and hear everyday.
2. Do not try to translate into Korean perfectly. Just speak it.
3. Have at least one friend whom you can talk to in English. It's best if they talk to you fast enough in the same way they talk to fluent english speakers.Act lke you understand even you don't know what they are talking.


Make a story about yourself.

I Will show you an example. This story is about me.

Before junior year I only knew words such as hi, hello, thank you, how are you, Good, my name is and et cetra.

When I was a junior, I had this english class called "English Conversation." This was revolutionary. I've never had a class like that before excepe that one.

There was a native english teacher in my school. His name was Mr. berger. I wanted to talk to him but he didn't speak Korean.
I started to memorize some sentences to ask him some questions.

"How's the weather today?"
"What is your favorite color?"
"What did you do last weekend?"
"Do you like Korean food?"

and so on.

After I memorized some sentences, I started to make new sentences. I had an english dictionary app on my phone.
I could always search the words if I don't know.

"How is it going?"
"What is your favorite movie?"
"What will you do after school?"
"Do you think this movie is funny?"

From time to time we read news papers together and talked about the articles.
We took a subway together after school.
I constantly came to his classroom to say hi.

He always talked to me like I understood every Word he said.
I didn't understand him perfectly but I still acted like I understood him.
I said "uh-huh" "right." "oh no." "mmmm..." "yeah". I looked him in the eye. I nodded and shaked head.

I wanted to make foreign Friends. So I looked for them online and found some.
I chatted with them everyday on msn. I talked with them on Skype calls.

If I had a chance to meet them in person, I did. One of the foreign Friends was from Singapore
and I hung out with her twice when she visited Korea.

She was about 5 years older than me, unlike older korean people, she treated me as an equal.
We called each other friend. It was a very special experience. It made me want to make more foreign Friends and It motivated me to learn English harder. I really liked the idea how everyone can be equally Friends.

I also wrote diaries in English. I didn't care If I grammatically wrote it right. I just did and It made me feel very Good about myself
and definitely improved my writing skills.

Did I study abroad? No, Did I go to any english academy? No. I taught myself!

If I ever get a chance to study in an English-speaking country. I Will take the chance. I don't care how old I Will be by then.
I do believe that if that happens, I Will speak and write in English so much better than now.

But all these attemps and achievements, I did all by myself. You can do it too!


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