1. Contextual!: You may have heard suggestions like - memorized five new vocabulary every day, surely the more vocabulary you have mastered.

I say, could be yes and the success. In fact, when today you successfully memorize 5 words, tomorrow when you are able to memorize five new words again, then the recitation of the day you will be lost. Finally, if you study for a year (365 days) then at the end of your recitation: JUST 5 NEW WORD! He .. he .. This is not ngeledek, but in reality may not be far from it ... do not believe, please see for yourself ...

So how effective way? In my opinion is if you want to memorize a lot of vocabulary and then use ABLE TO USE ways (activities) that I mentioned like the two above points.

In addition, there are other possible ways you can try .. but first I want to ask you first ..
Who among you can say in English how to present the instant noodle in english?

If you can ... good, if not here's how - you tertutama ever and still a boarding school boys certainly know how to create and present the instant noodle.

Prepare a complete with a pack of instant noodles, cook after the procedure. Well while waiting for instant noodles ready to be served then PLEASE READ DIRECTIONS PRESENTATION exist in the instant noodle packs. There is a way of presenting written with 3 and even 4 languages, Indonesian, English, Arabic and even china.

Pay attention to what in English would have stirred with the flat you get the term stir well and so on .. you do not need to specifically memorize these terms and carrying packs of instant noodles everywhere? besides embarrassing not cool .. but enough each time you cook instant noodles or instant noodles right to buy then you can read and learn ... inshaAllah if you maniacs and make noodles of instant noodles a day twice a week then you are guaranteed to be able to say how the present instant noodles in English.

This way you can apply for the fans of other instant foods or beverages, such as herbs brewed. Do not waste packets that pass you by without you getting the benefit of additional vocabulary in English at all.

Besides food and beverages, if you are a fan of movies or music or whatever also do learning activities - especially the increase vocabulary. Because of the way this is more lasting and firmly implanted in our memory.

I still remember, when the film starring Bruce Willis in again ngetrend .. fit my high school, I was very curious with the title DIE HARD ... when I interpret as it is meant to be funny: DIE HARD .. or OFF RIGID cook ... ah no rigid die movie title .. I finally tried to open a rather comprehensive dictionary that only idiom turns .. which means: never give up .. since then the meaning of the Die Hard - never disappear from my mind until now though it was almost 20 years!

Other words that do not forgotten until now was taking medication I used to always say drink the medicine but after knowing the wrap herbal medicine found in English take the medicine.

Well .. that's what I mean by contextual learning .. particularly in memorizing vocabulary ... because DOMINATE THE CORE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES IS HOW MUCH WE DOMINATE GLOSSARY of these languages ​​.. NOT TATABAHASANYA!

Because how many people can not use it to master grammar in both oral and written communication .. I even ... that YOU ARE NOT SURE OF INDONESIAN DOMINATE THE GOOD AND TRUE .. but INDONESIAN LANGUAGE YOU CAN!

That's right! You do not agree ... may protest too!

4. Forget grammar, grammar and tenses: of course this is very extreme, but if you want fast can speak english, especially in oral bekomunikasi ... forget it all ... because the principle of communication is the TST [Know Just Know], so long as the people you talk to know that you mean .. Your liability will fall already mastered grammar and his friends .. I want to give concrete examples that I got directly instead of English native speaker .. in the same conversation with us ... the following example:

"Me come tomorrow" it is spoken by a foreigner who converse with my friends in bali kuta beach .. you who understand the grammar must say that this is wrong grammar .. but who does not understand its meaning?

"You Look, Who? "I heard it from a foreigner from Australia who taught English in Yogyakarta Teachers' Training College (now UNY) - them know it mean?
Yes .. "You / You're looking for who?" (Remember the look can mean looking for other than viewing)

Well if you already know the obvious example in the field like that .. if you still would not hesitate to speak with english language. I use the language of TST Sepengalaman this, I never protested, at most, if they do not understand I was asked to repeat it ..

Does this apply to Speaking (talking) alone?
I do not think too ... as long as it is for informal communication such as chat on Yahoo tertulispun Mesengger with no problem .. I even see blogs Indonesia who speak English (like the theme of this blog - grammar writing is not quite right, but I see visitors from overseas who speak English has never mempemasalahkan and misunderstanding .

What might you need to consider possible if you write a cover letter in English, then you should pay attention to grammar as well. As for other than that I think is okay ..

Well try now to chat with people who speak english in chat rooms on IM, IRC or special to learn English as in or

5. Find the same boat friend!: This is serious, a friend of the same boat here is my friends who have the intention to learn English in ways that you like. This can be virtually in cyberspace as the internet is through the last two sites I mentioned above or could also join English clubs such as the facilitated Radio Kangaroo - you can see the addresses terebut club on the radio site at http kangaroo : / / or also through local radio stations in your town that is broadcast english .. for Indonesian listeners.
Take advantage of it .. Join the activities of the holding. Insha Allah useful.

5. Stay spirit!: You know what to do? Yes .. whose name was learned that sometimes experiencing burnout .. especially if you study itself, is not his friend ... it's perfectly natural .. only certain people and the great who can learn on their own and always keep the spirit all the time ... well, if normal people generally think that there must be bored .. So?

Forget for a moment the things that make a saturated .. read and do other things that you like. But my advice still make something that you feel is always to be able to re-learn it, like what?

Yes, like this blog, you know that this blog ( I created for my tetep always can and learn English .. because of my daily work did not require me to be able to learn English .. well, if for my knowledge useful and not missing so I created a blog .. I always keep the spirit to write and fill out the blog to see if similar positive comments that were there ... although I must strive to set aside time and again flipping through the dictionary and it is not easy - so natural that if you look at the update rate is not too often ... or you want to help me be a contributor on this blog? Please all of you to learn English ...

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Everyone has different ways of learning. how to learn is formed from the environment and daily habits. If we know our learning style, then we can choose an effective learning strategy, tailored to the learning style of each of us.

Learning English is not difficult, but also not as easy as turning the palm of the hand. What is important is the willingness and perseverance. Expert learning English, H. Douglas Brown promoted to the five principles of effective learning English following.

"Way of life". If we learn English in a country where the language is used as a Mother Tongue, generally we will more quickly master the language because every day we are surrounded by English, from waking up to go back to bed. This is because English has become an integral part of our lives. Similarly, we have to do in Indonesia, if we want to learn English effectively: we should make English as part of our lives. That is, we should try to use it every day where possible. For that, we can read, hear, or speak the English language on every occasion that we meet or who can we create. For example, we can set aside time each day to read an English article in a single day. If an article has not been able to, one paragraph or one sentence per day would not be a problem. We make our sentence is the sentence that day, and we use those words in any opportunity that might exist in the day.

Or, we can also take the time to hear everything in English (songs, news, or the tapes contain conversations in English) to accustom our ears to the foreign language. All we can do, among others are listening to the tapes (both songs, speeches, presentations, or teaching tapes in English) in the car all the way from home to office or vice versa. We can also try to write in English (writing memos, short letters, or write work plans will we do for a week or for the next day). In principle, we live surrounded by English-topic topic we like or we need.

"Total commitment". For English as an integral part of our lives, we must have a commitment to involve the English language in our lives physically, mentally, and emotionally. Physically, we could try listening, reading, writing, and training in English pronunciation, constantly and repeatedly. Mentally or intellectually, we can try to think in English every time we use the English language.

For example, in understanding the English language, not word for word, but the overall meaning. We can try to identify some expressions in English that have roughly the same meaning, for example: How're you?, How's life?, How's business? (Do not dwell on just one phrase.) And, most important is our emotional involvement with the English language, that we need to have a high motivation to learn English, and we need to seek "positive things" that we can enjoy, or who can give us rewards if we are able to master the English language. These will provide great energy for us to stay motivated to learn English. These three aspects (physical, mental, and emotional) we should totally involved in our learning process, if we want to learn English more effectively.

"Trying". Learning a language is like learning to ride a bike or learning to drive a car. We can not only read and understand the "manual" only, but we must try to use it. In the learning phase (experimental phase), it is normal that we make a mistake. What is important is knowing what we are doing wrong and fix it at the next opportunity. It would be better if at the moment we have a teacher who tries to tell us the mistakes we did. Teachers do not have formal teacher at school or an English course. Teachers could have a tape that we can listen and we compare with our words, a textbook that can be read and check the answer, or it could be acquaintances, or relatives who could help us if we have a problem or there are things that we want ask. We do not be ashamed to ask, and do not be afraid to make mistakes. From the questions we ask and the mistakes we do, we can learn a lot.

"Beyond class activities." If we learn English formally (in class, in the course), usually limited learning hours: four hours a week, six hours a week or eight hours a week. What is certain hours of learning in the classroom is certainly very limited. In order to learn to be more effective, we must create opportunities to "learn" as well outside the hours of coursework: a discussion with friends, visiting websites that offer free English lessons, or communicate in English with your friends or native speakers ( either by mail, email, or direct conversation.) We can also try to read newspapers, magazines, text books, listen to the radio, songs, or watch the events and movies. For learning can be more attractive, choose topics that match our interests, our needs, or which relate to educational background and work of our field.

"Strategies". If the commitment, courage to try, and English as part of our lives has been applied, the next step is to apply appropriate learning strategies to support our learning process. These strategies can we develop and we adjust our personalities and learning styles of each. There is more easily learned by using the "cue-cards", ie small cards that read phrases or words that we want to control is accompanied by example sentences that could use these words. This card can we carry everywhere we go. Whenever there is a chance (at the time of waiting for a taxi, waiting for lunch is served, or while in vehicles that were stuck in traffic), we can take this card and read it and try to improvise with new words in the same sentence structure. There are also people who more easily learn to directly communicate verbally with other people or native speakers. From this communication they ask, listen, and improve pronunciation and increase their vocabulary with our learning style.

"Auditory Learners." If we include those that are easier to learn by listening, then we have the learning style "auditory." If this is our learning style, then we can reproduce portions learn by listening, eg listening to the tapes of English lessons, our favorite songs, or news, speeches in English. We also could hear conversations in English in your favorite movies that we watch in the cinema, television, or VCD. Listen to the words, expressions that are used, consider the context or situation in which the words or phrases are used. Do this over and over again then we will meet with similar expressions that we can train on a regular basis, so that we can be more adept at saying and use it.

"Visual Learners". If we include those that are easier to learn through visual input (images, text), then we have the learning style "visual". There are so many strategies that we can do. We can read the articles in English that we consider important, and interesting in newspapers, magazines, or internet, and then we try to tell me again with words of our own flats, either in writing or in the form of greeting. We can also read and study the sample letters, proposals, brochures that we often encounter in doing our jobs.

To try to understand an abstract concept, we can describe it in a visual form: "flow charts", table, or other visual forms.

"Kinesthetic Learners". If we prefer to learn by doing something or moving, then we can learn by using computers (in which we have to press the button on the keyboard, or mouse), so we do not get bored quickly. We can also join associations in English (Home Club) that has many activities and games that involve movement. Which also we can do is learn to write (move my hands to write), or trying to understand a word or phrase to imagine movements that could be associated with the meaning of these words.

Each person can have more than one learning style (eg auditory and visual, or visual and kinesthetic). Whatever the learning style, if we already know, can we look for and apply learning strategies tailored to the learning styles so that results can be more effective.

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