Learning is from easy to difficult, so is English. What stage does the
foreign teacher's intermediary tell you today about foreign teacher's
Stage 1: Listening and guessing
The premise of understanding this stage is that the best way to master a
language is to start with listening and speaking, then to contact the text and
learn to read and write, not vice versa. The reasons for this are as
1. This is how we learn our mother tongue. We don't learn words first.
After we have reached a certain level of listening and speaking ability, we
begin to contact words. Of course, congenital deaf-mutes are not included.
2. Early contact with words can lead to text dependence, interfere with
subsequent recognition and mastery of phonetics, and lead to dumb English. This
is the case in our years of secondary and college English education. Text is
based on space, that is, it will not disappear there, so people have a
congenital sense of security in dealing with text, emotionally preferring text,
while voice is based on the existence of time, fleeting, so when people listen
to voice, it is relatively tense, because it is very likely that he can not
grasp this fleeting thing.
3. When words and sounds occur at the same time, people are more likely to
concentrate on reading words, but not on listening to sounds. This is why we can
concentrate on reading and listen to music without losing our mind, but we can
not read if we want to enjoy music. It is also why many students learn English
from movies, and their listening has not improved much. At last, they practice
the speed of reading Chinese subtitles.
Physical Response(TPR)，比如你看一个人站起来，就听到stand up, 看一个人坐下去，听到sit
Therefore, the ideal way to learn a foreign language should also be
listening, speaking, reading and writing. Based on this premise, the first stage
must be listening stage. When you begin to listen, you will not understand.
There must be a lot of guesses, so this stage is called the listening and
guessing stage. At this stage, the appropriate practice is to look at pictures,
or things, such as water or water pictures, you hear water, you understand that
water means water. Or through action to recognize the voice, English teaching
method is called Total Physical Response (TPR), for example, when you see a
person standing up, you hear stand up, you see a person sitting down, you hear
sit down, that's the truth. This is why, the better the English textbook, in the
initial stage, there are few words, many pictures.
The first stage is not required to say, because that stage is mainly to
hone the ears, familiar with the voice, in fact, can not say, or at least not
say well, this is our silence period, called silence period. That's how we
learned our mother tongue when we were young. We listened a lot first, and we
probably understood it before we began to babble and babble. So at this stage,
those who force you to say a lot and criticize your poor pronunciation are
probably laymen. They'll probably hit you, drag your back legs, pull out and
hang, but you can't hit yourself. What you need at this stage is emotional
encouragement, not excessive demands.
Stage 2: Listening, guessing, speaking and reading
In the second stage, we should continue to listen and guess. In the first
stage, we have mastered a little basic language. In this stage, we need to
challenge something slightly difficult. At this stage, the listening will be
longer and the sentences will be more complex. At this stage, you also have to
start speaking practice.
The first stage exercises the sensitivity to sound. You can recognize many
differences in pronunciation and begin to imitate them, as we learned our mother
tongue when we were young. There are many things to imitate, such as
pronunciation, pronunciation, intonation, emotion, pause, stress and so on. Of
course, there are also some things that you can't imitate, or that you can't
imitate well. It doesn't matter at all. It's a very normal stage that you have
to go through. How can you be eloquent in the future without this time? But,
please note, at this time, you must imitate standard English, because at this
time, what you learn will be like in the future, where our hometown is, you can
speak any tone, such as the Northeast dialect, as soon as you hear it, so it's
better to imitate the pure foreigners whose mother tongue is English, or English
at this time. Speaking of a very authentic Chinese, but there are fewer such
Many students listen well to others in the initial stage, and then imitate.
When they enter the middle and advanced stage, they find that he is not good
enough. It is too late to change. This is why I have taught English for so long,
and I dare not challenge to teach pronunciation. I think English is good, but I
think it's better for my classmates to imitate the sound of foreigners. In fact,
at this stage, what kind of pronunciation is not so important, as long as you
hear very pure, you can basically pronounce very pure. Because you want to start
from impure, can not send out. However, many students did not have such
conditions in the past, and they have formed many wrong pronunciation
Learning English is not an overnight task. It takes a long time to immerse
in the environment of English learning. We should try a lot of output and input
slowly to make ourselves more sensitive to English and fluent in speaking