Monday, 4 April 2011

Learning English in Class or at Home

Text by student Yao Ni

Is learning English in class better than that at home?


- Why learning English is important for us?

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- There are many different ways for us to learn English.

- Why learning English in class is better than at home?

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- Why some people think learning English at home is better than in class?


- Learning English in class is good but we also need to practice at home.
Nowadays, English is becoming more and more important in the world because it is an international language. As far as I know, many official documents and world-famous books are written in English. Thus, we have to learn English in order to be able to communicate with people from different countries whom we meet in our lives. Especially for us living in Australia, if we can speak English well, we can easily fit into the community, hunt for a good job and set up a small business if we want.

In fact, there are many different ways for us to learn English. Such as logging on English websites, watching English news or movies and speaking to natives in English. However, I strongly believe that learning English as a group in class is better than that at home.

First of all, if we attend English class, we can talk to other students from different countries. Through communication in English, we can learn each other and exchange ideas of English learning. Secondly, we can learn how to use grammars and expand vocabularies in class. Thirdly, teachers and tutors can give us more information and rectify our incorrect pronunciation. Finally, we do not feel embarrassed if we have any questions in class and we can discuss them with classmates and teachers as well.

It is argued that some people think learning English at home is better than that in class. On one hand, they think they can arrange their time freely and set out learning schedules suitable for them. On the other hand, they can choose some topics they are interested in. What’s the more, they suppose that learning English at home is better for them to form habits of studying independently.

Generally speaking, I think that learning English in class is an effective and efficient way. But if we want to learn English well, it is not enough for our learning in class. We could do what we can in order to improve our English as soon as possible. Learning English at home is also a good method.