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  • Hello, ladies and gentlemen, I'm Carrie.

  • Now I am an English teacher in cram schools to teach senior high school students

  • how to prepare for the college entrance exam.

  • Besides, I teach English at Taipei Broadcasting Station and Chinatimes.com.

  • Today I feel so happy to be here to share some ideas of learning English with you.

  • Since I was a little girl,

  • I have been very interested in English.

  • Therefore, I asked my mom to hire a foreign teacher as my tutor to teach me English.

  • The teacher, who is a British,

  • came to my house to have conversations with me.

  • At that time, I thought I could improve my English ability

  • by having a foreigner speaking English with me.

  • However, I was totally wrong.

  • WHY?

  • Because I didn’t have sufficient vocabulary in my mind.

  • I didn’t have excellent listening comprehension

  • to understand what he was talking about.

  • At that time, each time he came, I was collapsed.

  • I didn’t know what he was doing most of the time.

  • Some embarrassing conversations even happened to me.

  • For instance, he asked me,

  • What does your father do?”

  • I said, “My father is a businessman, and she is….”

  • The teacher responded with astonishment,

  • What? Is your father ‘a woman’?”

  • Oh my goodness, how could I make that mistake?

  • I felt so embarrassed and disappointed.

  • I spent a lot of money to learn English, but I could hardly answer a simple question.

  • After that, I made up my mind to practice English by myself.  

  • When I walked and saw people on the street,

  • I would whisper with a low voice and speak to myself,

  • Oh, she is a woman, and he is a man. She is beautiful, and he is ugly.”

  • By doing so, I could easily distinguish the difference betweenheandshe”,

  • and I succeeded.

  • From then on, I always looked for some English words that were alien to me,

  • such as the priority seat on the MRT

  • or the instructions on a bottle and so on.

  • Any new word, any new information about English,

  • would be absorbed by my brain.

  • That’s the way I obtained the sense of achievement in learning English.

  • As for my teaching technique,

  • the core competency of my teaching

  • is that I like to inspire my students to have passion for English.

  • For example, I would teach my students the longest word in the dictionary,

  • pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

  • or supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

  • The reason is that

  • I want to induce their curiosity and encourage them to have a try.

  • Whether the students like English or not,

  • they are all willing to give it a try.

  • That’s how I draw their attention and trigger their inquisitive mind.

  • However, I insist that all Taiwanese students should learn English grammar.

  • It’s because we are not native speakers.

  • If you want to speak correct English fluently,

  • you have to learn English grammar thoroughly.

  • Maybe it sounds like a cliché,

  • but I know the significance of that.

  • On the other hand, if you want to learn speaking and listening,

  • there are a wide range of methods offered to you.

  • Take Voicetube as an example,

  • you can learn by yourself to cultivate your listening ability

  • and speak the words loudly with the subtitles.

  • With such good methods,

  • you can improve your capability to learn English well.

  • I believe that English is beautiful as long as you love it.

  • Don’t miss any opportunities that you can learn English.

  • Are you ready to learn English well?  Let’s go!

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, I'm Carrie.

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