I'm an Indian. I want to learn english. But i'm very poor in english. I don't like to go to english coaching centers. I want to learn english my self.

What is best way to learn enlish for me ? Please help me...

Please try to understand my question...

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    The best way to learn English is entirely personal: it's unlikely that a bunch of random bods on the Internet (many of whom are native speakers anyway) will be able to advise what is going to work for you. However, you may be interested in this ELL question and its comments and answers (on the duplicate). – Andrew Leach Mar 31 '14 at 13:34
  • Read, read, read, write, write, write, listen, listen, listen, speak, speak, speak. That is the best way. It is also the only way. That's how every single person on this planet has learned any and all languages they are fluent in. – RegDwigнt Apr 1 '14 at 18:46
  • 𝔅𝔢𝔠𝔞𝔲𝔰𝔢 𝔲𝔫𝔦𝔠𝔬𝔯𝔫𝔰. – tchrist Apr 1 '14 at 23:17
  • @tchrist Because Unicorns – Chandra Apr 2 '14 at 5:43

Any time I hear a learner say they don't like English, the root cause is, more often than not, pronunciation. They usually haven't spent enough time on the sound of the language.

The way your learn your first language is through your ears. This means listening is the most important skill. A baby will hear thousands of hours of language before it says its first words and many hours more before it can speak properly. We tend to forget this when we try to learn a second language. So, familiarise yourself with the sounds and rhythms of English first. The British Council has a Facebook group you might find useful. There are websites that will help you like duolingo.com howjsay.com and many enthusiasts' websites of varying quality like forvo and ingolo.

Language is about communication, so don't give up your English classes. Good luck!

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My advice: read lots of good English authors. Copy out passages by hand. Memorise big chunks of good English poetry.

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    Whoa...poetry? That's about as faraway from regular speaking as I can imagine. – Mitch Apr 8 '14 at 0:13

There is wonderful software for this called Rosetta Stone that is widely acclaimed. It is available in many languages, including English.

When I needed to learn Spanish, I began with the software, then purchased two copies of a book by Paulo Coehlo entitled "The Alchemist" - one copy in Enlgish, and one copy in Spanish. I choose Coehlo because his works are not complicated in their wording, and they are translated into just about every language you can imagine! So I read about four or five of his books, first in Spanish then in English. At first, I could only go a few Spanish sentences at a time before needing to read the English. But before I knew it, I could read and comprehend near an entire chapter in Spanish without the English (although I did read the English as well to be safe).

That worked for me. The important thing is to find something that feels like "hey, this is working for me" and just keep doing it. Keep making progress and maintaining a real interest in what you're learning.

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