Learning how to learn is one of the hot topics in education at the moment. In order to understand its importance, it is vital to understand the following two points. First, we should not follow other students’ way of learning. It is known to all that most students do not learn in the same way, they have their own ways to study. We have heard from other excellent students, they introduce their way of learning, while for ourselves, we should adjust our methods according to theirs, but not follow them in all. What’s more, many students do not take an interest in the process of learning and expect that by simply going to a lecture, for example, they will automatically study the subject matter. It is impossible for them to learn better, they should work efficiently. If students master how to learn, they will have a better chance to acquire knowledge.
Some people seem to have a gift for learning languages. They pick up new words, master rules or grammar and learn to write in the new language more quickly than others. They do not seem to be more intelligent than others, so what makes language learning so much easier for them?
First of all, successful language learners are independent learners. They do not depend on the book or the teacher; they discover their own way to learn the language. Instead of waiting for the teacher to explain, they try to find the patterns and the rules for themselves. They are good guessers who look for clues and form their own conclusions. When they guess wrong, they try to learn from their mistakes.
Successful language learning is active learning. Therefore, successful learners do not wait for a chance to use the language; they look for such chances. They find people who speak the language and they ask these people to correct them when they make a mistake. They will try anything to communicate. They are not afraid to repeat what they hear or to say strange things; they’re willing to make mistakes and try again. It is more important for them to learn and think in the language than to know the meaning of every word.
Finally, successful language learners are learners with a purpose. They want to learn the language because they are interested in the language and the people who speak it. It is necessary for them to learn the language in order to communicate with these people and to learn from them. They find it easy to practice using the language regularly because they want to learn with it.
In China, there are millions of people learning English which is regarded as the most frequent use language in the world. Indeed, there are many English spoken countries and most of international organizations use English as the standard language. Therefore, it's important for us to learn English well if we want to be a global man. But many people claim that it's hard to learn English well and they do not know what to do when they come to difficulties。Today, I want to introduce some good ways for English learning.
Firstly, fall in love with English. There is a good saying that interest is the best teacher. As long as you love something, we would like to figure it out deeply. So does English. Once you development your interest in English, you definitely will want to learn it by heart no matter how many difficulties you meet. Your interest is the biggest motivation to learn, which will force you to find some effective ways to learn.
Secondly, make a good plan for your study and practice it strictly. Learning is a long and tough journey that needs patience as well as methods. A good plan is one of the most effective methods. Learning schedule, content, step, target and so on are included in a plan. Besides, you should pay attention to the mistakes you make. In your plan, you should set sometime aside to correct the mistakes you make and make sure that you would never make such mistakes again.