The wrong habits that limit the ability to communicate in english
Although they are learning English for many years, for various reasons, young people still feel worried, nervous, and even avoid when communicating with foreigners.
Many people do not realize that learning habits are more or less influencing the ability of English communication.
Try to find the grammatical structure to communicate.
Most English learners start with a variety of grammatical structures, rules of conjugation and words order. The more grammar they learn, the more discouraged they will feel since they are many exceptions in English. When they try to practice communication, they will try to arrange vocabulary, what tenses, how to use verb…Thus, reflexing English is not fast, lead to self-esteem when talk to foreigners.
Pham Linh Trang, student at Trade University shared: “I have learned English for ten years in secondary school, high school, and university. I could read English books but could not speak it fluently. I have many difficulties with even basic conversations like asking for directions, buying and selling good. Once, a foreigner came to greet me, because of my poor listening skills, I cannot have a decent communication with him”.
Leaning English in silence
By self-study, people focus on English alone. Ears do not hear, mouth does not say much, hands, eyes focus and write. Learners often do grammatical exercises correctly, with high marks in test. They also practice reading and listening through videos, CDs… but no one around appreciates the level of pronunciation. When they meet native people, they cannot communicate.
According to the study of English teaching professionals, each person need about 120 hours of self-study to pass basic English. Self-study affects 90% of foreign language English outcome. Thus, almost people try to learn English by experienced people or instructors. However, improper self-learning causes many mistakes for learners.
Mr. Tran Dang Dung, a marketing staff member said: With the job of communicating with foreigners, I tried practice communication for a long time. Beginning, I often surf internet to download apps like Siri and Google Voice. I saw my ability to speak had improved so I spoke confidently with native speakers. However, I also made many mistakes that the software does not realize.”
With artificial intelligence technology (AI), just one smartphone and Internet connection, learners can own many useful and effective learning applications. Using learning apps on mobile phone is a self-taught method that many people choose because it is really effective.
Elsa (English Language Speech Assistant) is one of the English learning software on the phone chosen by young people. Elsa is an application that helps learners practice pronunciation with advanced voice recognition and analysis and increased real-world interaction.
This application is developed by two Vietnamese girls and a foreign expert who had experience teaching English for Vietnamese people, understanding where they are wrong and where to correct.
Elsa software is considered as an international tutor at home. Learners can actively communicate at anytime and anywhere. During the learning process, the application will point out mistake, guide tongue and lips movements to correct the pronunciation. The level topics are divided into stages in curriculum. 27 hours of pronunciation with Elsa will help you achieve high result in pronunciation and communication.