英式英文v.s.美式英文大不同 British English v.s. American English
英式英文v.s.美式英文傻傻分不清楚 British English v.s. American English
像是我們可以利用廣為人知的電影「Harry Potter」、「Sherlock Holmes」他們都是英國腔調的口音，透過模仿他們的英式口音，再來跟美式口音做個比較，以及介紹發音位置的不同。
#1 英式英文v.s.美式英文傻傻分不清楚 British English v.s. American English
Griffith University 澳洲格里菲斯大學
Live ABC 企業與學校外派優良師資
As an ESL teacher that has been working in the industry for the past eight years, I have honed my craft and learned from my experience just what students need from their classes. From what I have observed, the common English education in Taiwan suffers from mundane repetition, error in the order of skills that are taught, and a lack of conversational practice.
Let me elaborate.
It is no secret to anyone in Taiwan that most people spend a majority of their younger lives here learning English, perhaps from a very young age, but ultimately never quite pick up the ability to communicate effectively with others when needed. This is due to the fact that people never considered learning a second language as if it is their first.
For example, how would a young child, a toddler, learn to speak his/her native tongue? They mimic and copy what their parents say, or learn from their nanny. But do we as teachers want to teach toddlers English grammar and force them to memorize vocabularies, much like how students learn English in most of Asia? The answer is of course not. If a toddler can pick up a language at a blazing fast speed without vocabulary and grammar lessons, so should teenagers and adults.
I always tell my students that the most important aspect of learning English comes by learning how to speak first. Once you’ve become comfortable with conversing with others, you may start taking lessons in phonics, grammar, spelling, and eventually reading and writing. Why do we do this? Because conversations take up the majority of human interaction.
Do not give into social pressure! You may have been lead to believe your whole life that your English isn’t good enough unless you’ve passed enough tests, graduated from a foreign university, or have travelled to a dozen of countries. The truth is no one will actually take your English seriously until you’re able to speak to others with it, so speak out my friends!