Numerous avenues are available to anyone today, who want to study English, but a common question raised by most students is which is the most efficient. While there is no single guaranteed method of studying English, there are several approaches to this task that can prove effective. Regardless of one’s reasons for learning English, which can be as a second language, for business, for employment or for personal communication, it is crucial that students understand the learning options available to them from the onset. Understanding the options available will help a student make a well informed decision on which recommended option or combinations thereof to choose to study English language.
Depending on a student’s preferred learning style, some students may prefer to learn in a classroom setting. Learning in such a traditional environment provides students with a constant interaction with both teachers as well as their peers, which proves helpful for those who require extra guidance and instruction as well as provides them an excellent opportunity to study and practice English in a group of their peers.
Another option available to students, albeit an option used with considerably less frequency today is audio lessons. Although many students may find it hard to grasp all the intricate facets of a language such as English solely through audio lessons, they are a useful supplement to a student’s learning repertoire as they can help focus on certain areas where auditory input is necessary such as learning pronunciation and enunciation.
Another excellent supplementary method to study English language is by reading. Media such as books, magazines and newspapers or even online blogs are a recommended way to learn new words and phrases and build vocabulary. Students self-learning English can also purchase some of the numerous self-help books on how to speak English as a second language. But this however, comes with a caveat in that students should use such publications only as supplements to learning as well and not as the main content from which they are learning.
Perhaps the most up to date and quite possibly one of the most complete methods of learning English would be to study English language online via the internet. This process has seen a considerable rise in popularity as it is an excellent foundation for students to build their learning repertoire on. For example a student may choose to use a particular online resource to self-study English and supplement this learning by adding one or more of the other options mentioned above.
One of the best resources available to proponents of online learning today is English Club TV or ECTV for short. This is an excellent website aimed at students of any foreign nationality looking to learn English as a second language. The site features programmes designed by a panel of expert native speakers specifically for this purpose. One of the most attractive features of ECTV is also the fact that all its programmes resemble a TV show format, in that some programmes such as “ECTV Simple News” are formatted as news shows and programmes such as “E-lab Survival English” have a game show format. This unique formatting makes these significant extremely engaging as students will find the familiarity of watching a programme akin to a TV show very conducive to learning and helps them study English language at a very comfortable pace.