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(funky music) - Hello, this is Jack
from tofluency.com,
and welcome to this English lesson
where you are going to get six tips
to help you learn English more efficiently
on YouTube, or another way to say
is to learn English faster by using YouTube.
So, there are so many English learning channels out there
including this one, To Fluency.
If you are new, subscribe.
And I'm sure you're taking lessons
on things like phrasal verbs, new vocabulary,
grammar lessons, watching conversations,
and just generally getting English lessons
from teachers from all over the world.
So today, I'm going to talk about
how you can get more out of those lessons,
and also give you some other tips as well,
so that you can improve your other areas of English.
Be sure to stick around until the end
because I have a question
that I would love for you to answer.
So, let's get started with tip one.
Tip number one is to watch videos
and to subscribe to channels
that aren't made specifically for you,
that aren't made specifically for the English learner.
Now, how much of this you do depends on your level
because there is something called the input hypothesis
where it's a good idea
and it's more beneficial to listen to things in English
that are just above your level.
So, if you have an A1 level of English,
then you won't be able to watch
some of the more complex videos,
some of the more advanced videos,
but if your level is anywhere between B1 and C1 or C2,
then I definitely recommend to do more of this.
This will help you gain exposure to natural English.
It will help you listen to more conversations as well
and I highly recommend thinking about the type of videos
that you're interested in,
and a good way to do this is just think about
what videos do I watch in my native language,
and then find videos or similar videos done in English.
For example, if you watch football videos or soccer videos,
then find them in English.
If you're interested in politics, then do the same.
Find videos in English about politics.
Take your time to find some good channels,
channels that you like, subscribe to them,
and then watch them when they come up in your feed.
Again, this is a way for you to get more exposure,
to get more input, and to learn more
about why input is important, then check out the description
because there is a video there for you.
Tip number two is to turn on captions
if you think that this is going to help you.
Now, this video has captions professionally done,
so it's probably around 99.7% correct.
The problem is is if you turn on captions
that have been automatically generated by YouTube.
Now, this is actually getting a lot better,
and if you speak clearly or if the video is clear,
then these automatic captions are becoming quite good now,
but in a lot of cases, it just doesn't work.
So, if the video has automatic captions,
just be a little bit careful about this
because you don't want to be reading something
that doesn't match to the audio.
I made a video recently where I talked about
if it's best to turn on captions or not,
and the conclusion of that was it does help
if you have captions in English
when it comes to the understanding of the language.
So, watch that video and think about
if you want to turn captions on or not,
and if you do, make sure that they are correct,
that someone has done this professionally.
Tip three is to get involved.
So, this mainly means commenting on videos.
Commenting on videos is a good way for you
to practice what you have just learned.
So, I'm going to ask you a question,
again, at the end of the video
and this is a chance for you
to get involved in this community.
So, it's not just about practicing your English,
but it's also about connecting with a teacher.
I recognize users who always comment on my videos,
and I've built up a relationship and a connection
with these people because they are constantly
on my channel and they are involved in my lessons,
but it also does give you the opportunity
to practice your writing,
and I recommend that you take your time with your comments.
So, maybe use something like Grammarly
to ensure that you're writing correctly,
and then just think about the best way
to explain what you want to say.
That is one of the benefits of writing practice
because you can take your time.
There is no rush to say something
like you are having a conversation.
So, take your time, leave comments,
and practice your English in the comment section below.
Tip number four is to repeat what you have learned.
So, there are two main ways you can do this.
You can save the video and then watch it again later,
so you can create your own playlists of videos
and you can split them up into different categories.
You can also do things like save a video to watch later,
so then you can go back to it and repeat it.
This allows you to ensure
that you fully understand a lesson
that someone has given,
but another way to repeat what you have learned
is to go to the description on videos
where the teachers leave the phrases,
and I do that in most of my videos that have phrases,
and then use some type of software
to get long-term repetition.
So, what we're talking about here
is using spaced repetition software
to get repetition of those phrases
in order to internalize them,
in order to commit them to your long-term memory.
Now, if you don't want to use technology and software,
you can simply write them down in a notebook
and review them according to the method
that you want to use,
but repeating these sentences over the long term
is a way for you to fully commit them
to your long-term memory,
and so that you can use them naturally in conversation
when you need to.
Tip number five is to repeat what you hear
or write down what you hear.
So, there are three methods
that we're going to discuss in this tip.
The first one is shadowing,
and shadowing is when you listen to any type of audio.
In this case, a YouTube video,
and you just repeat what you hear.
You don't pause the video.
You repeat what you hear.
So, you're about half a second or a second behind the video,
and you're just repeating what that person is saying.
It's quite a difficult skill
because you have to listen and repeat at the same time,
but if you do it with videos that aren't too quick,
where the people don't speak too quickly,
then it is definitely attainable.
Now, I've talked about shadowing before,
and I will leave a link to that in the description.
The alternative way is the LRRC method,
listen, repeat, record, compare,
where you listen to a phrase,
you pause, you repeat the phrase, you record your version,
and then you compare your version to the original,
and this is a way for you to really focus
on the way that you say things.
So, it's not just about repeating the phrase,
it's about how you say it,
and if you record yourself doing this,
then you'll be able to notice the mistakes you make,
and then you can modify the way you say it,
and then improve your speaking.
So, try it for this video.
Pause the next sentence that I'm going to say
and record yourself saying it.
This is what you wanna do.
So, try that.
Try it with that sentence.
Another thing you can do as well
is write down what you hear.
So, when you're listening to a YouTube video,
especially one where you want to focus on the language,
you can pause the video, and write down what you hear.
This is a great exercise to improve your listening
and your writing too.
And the last tip is to record videos
of you speaking in English and upload them to YouTube.
This is great speaking practice
and it can also help you overcome your fear of speaking.
Now, here's a quick tip.
You can make that video unlisted,
which means that it's not going to be public
if people are searching for things,
or it's not going to be shown on your YouTube channel
when people come onto your channel,
and then you can share that link
with your teachers, your friends,
or anyone who you think should see this video.
This means that you are in control,
that you can share this with your teacher to begin with
and get feedback from them,
or with a friend, an English-speaking friend,
who can give you feedback,
and just seeing yourself on video speaking
helps you gain confidence.
At first, it's awful.
No one likes watching themself on video at first,
but you soon get used to it,
and this just helps you overcome your fear of speaking.
Now, if you want to make them public
and share them on Facebook groups with me
or with any type of teacher, then do that,
but I know a lot of you will think
I don't want to make them public to begin with,
I just want to make them unlisted,
so know that there is a way to do that.
And make videos where you describe your daily routine,
talk about what's happening in your country at the moment,
answer questions left at the end of videos,
talk about anything, but just get that practice
and upload it to YouTube as an unlisted video,
and then watch it back yourself
and share it with anyone who you want to share it with.
Okay, so those are the six tips I wanted to share today.
Now, I have two questions for you.
What tips have I missed here?
So, what else do you recommend people do
if they want to learn English on YouTube?
And then secondly, I want you to leave recommendations
of channels which aren't teachers,
so don't include English teachers here,
but just other channels that you think people should watch
to improve their English,
and then just describe the channel.
So for example, if you are a big football fan,
maybe you watch the F2Freestylers.
Leave that comment below
and tell them why this channel is good
for English learners who like football.
I'm really intrigued to see the type of channels
that you recommend here
and the type of videos that you watch in English,
which aren't English teacher related.
So, you can answer both questions or just one question,
but again, get involved, leave a comment below,
and then like and share this video.
If you have found this video useful,
then please share it with your friends.
Thank you so much for watching
and I'll speak to you soon.
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