|Many people ask me :”what is the best method to improve one’s English”? This is a question that comes up quite often.
Why is this question often asked? Simply because there is a plethora of methods on the market and you have to make choice. One of my subscribers to my newsletters wrote to me one day saying, I quote:”The English language is like in a vast ocean where you have to pay attention to the risk of getting lost” end quote.
Obviously, there are not any methods that are missing; there are all the colors: good ones and bad ones. But how to choose? This is the real question.
All methods are sales products and as such, they are found in the market place. It’s by the advertisement made by their salesman that they are discovered.
Generally, a method is always presented as enclosed in a tin can, as long as you have not tasted, you will know nothing to judge or appreciate it.
The only thing that attracts us to determine our choice is the advertising in which the seller of the method invent the qualities and the fast results that possess his product. And there, all the blows are allowed: good and bas mix. Only when you have consumed the method then you can be able to judge of the real value and the real quality of the product purchased: good or not.
Beware of “dream seller”, advertisements that promise miracles like “…in 3days, in 3 months…You’ll speak English right away!…”. It’s easy to understand that no one can learn or improve his spoken English in a very short time, especially if you live in a non-English country. It takes time and will.
To make the right choice, here are the tips: 1) thoroughly analyze advertisements to avoid false promises 2) Opt for ads that give reasonable time 3) Ads that tells you the true:” yes, there are results but working also 4)See also testimonials and comments. Make the good choice.