Five Ways to Use Facebook to Learn English

Use Facebook to Learn English!

With more than 800 million users, Facebook is the world’s most popular social networking site. Most people use Facebook to connect with friends, play games, and post photos, news about what they are doing, or interesting things they find on the Web.

All these things are good, but have you ever thought of Facebook as an educational tool? Can you use Facebook to learn English? Well, why not?

Here are five ways you can use Facebook to improve your English.

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LLV’s International Foundation Year Programme

In our earlier post, Tips for Success in Foreign Universities, we talked about how important it is for students to develop skills that will help them succeed when they study abroad. This is what Language Link Vietnam’s International Foundation Year (IFY) Programme is designed to do!

In this video, Todd Lando, LLV’s IFY Programme Manager, tells students how they can enter the program and develop the academic skills they need to study abroad.

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Ten Tips to Help You Speak English Like a Native

Improve your English pronunciation at Language Link VietnamStudents often ask me how they can lose their accent when speaking English. I have two things to say on the topic.

My first point is that you don’t want to entirely lose your accent. Accents protect you. When you’re in an English-speaking environment, an accent helps people know that you are not a native of their culture. If you make any mistakes, people are more likely to forgive you.

The second point is, of course, if your accent keeps people from understanding you, then you must try and reduce it as much as possible. Keeping in mind my first point – an accent is not always a bad thing – here are TEN TIPS that will help your pronunciation improve so that your accent does not interfere with understanding.
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Are You An Effective Language Learner?

Study English effectively at Language Link VietnamI want to ask you four questions that will help you think about whether you are a good language learner. Answer these questions honestly:

  1. Are you aware of your own learning style, and do you try to learn in ways that suit you?
  2. Do you do things outside of class that give you the chance to learn and use English?
  3. Are you curious about English? Do you try to understand how the language works?
  4. Do you have a realistic sense of how long you’re willing to learn English, and try to overcome your feelings of frustration?

For years, researchers have known that some people are better at learning languages than others. The question is why.

While it is true that people have different learning styles – and some methods may not be appropriate for all learners – it is also true that there are some qualities that all effective language learners share.

Here are four qualities shared by all good language learners.

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Best Websites For Learning English: Australia Network

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Wouldn’t it be great if there was an entire television station producing high-quality video programs designed to help you learn English? Well, I have news for you: there is! It’s the Australia Network, and whatever your English level, you can find professionally produced and entertaining programs to help you build your skills.

The Australia Network is Australia’s international television service. It streams Australian programs all over the world, via television and the Internet. Along with news, sports, and entertainment, the Australia Network also produces a number of video programs designed for English language learners. You can find all these videos online at http://australianetwork.com/learningenglish/. And best of all: they’re free!

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Three Tips for Turning Mistakes Into Opportunities

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Is it necessary to get English correct every time?

The short answer is NO! Speaking English correctly every time is a great goal, but it can give students a problem – especially when speaking English.

The problem is that too many students are scared of getting something wrong and this shuts them up. Bad move. Don’t be scared of making mistakes when you speak. You don’t have to be right all the time – you only need to communicate.

Here are three tips that will help you speak with confidence, even if your English skills are not 100%.

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What’s Your Learning Style?

Knowing your learning style will help you identify effective study methodsConsider the following learning situations, and decide which one YOU would prefer:

  • You record a university professor giving a lecture. Later, you listen to the lecture again at home.
  • Your teacher draws a lot of words and diagrams on the white board. You copy those words and diagrams in your notebook.
  • Your teacher asks you to work on the computer. He doesn’t give you a lot of explanation; he lets you figure things out on your own, but is willing to answer questions.

All three examples represent good teaching and studying techniques, but if you prefer one situation over the others, it may tell you something about your learning style.

What is a learning style? Your learning style is how you, personally, like to learn. By understanding your learning style, you can find study strategies that will help you learn best.

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