Everyone learns to speak their native language. Are there some things that kids are missing when they are growing up?
Dr. J. Marvin Brown says that “both adults and children can do it right, but only adults can do it wrong.”
So why can’t we use the same approach with a second language? Why can’t we learn conversational English like children, easily and without a lot of effort?
In fact, we can. Many researches show that adults can learn languages even more easily and fast.
However, here is the thing. We need to forget all that we learned in school because it is the most important reason why we cannot speak American English at all. That’s the reason why we don’t understand anything when American people are talking to each other. Yes, we can read American and English newspapers, but this language is not the same. The people are not speaking that way. Their speech is different. If we want to understand Native American speakers and speak with them, we must find the different way.
In 1984, the American University Language Center in Bangkok started using a new approach to teach the Thai language. The method is known as “Automatic Language Growth”.
The first mistake they noticed is that adults were trying to speak a new language too early. They didn’t have enough exposure to language yet and they were struggling and felt uncomfortable. They were bringing patterns from their first language and later they were speaking with a strong accent.
In the beginning, children are just listening to the new language. They start to speak when they are prepared. That’s the big difference.
The second mistake adults make is that they think that they must study grammar. That’s a huge mistake, a vital mistake. Children do not study grammar and that’s the key. If we want to learn conversational English, we must learn to speak, not grammar. Learning American English grammar does not make you fluent. You must train your ears and you must train your mouth.
So how can we learn to speak without grammar? It’s simple; first of all, we must listen every day for one or two hours. The more is the best. We must listen to easy and understandable content. That builds our confidence. In addition, we must begin to speak only when we are prepared . When we can do this without struggling, it comes automatically. Believe me. I have done this with Original Effortless English Lessons.
It is a totally new approach for learning English. It is real language learning. You can learn conversational English naturally just as I did. Just click on the picture below and read more information about the Effortless English System.