I have had people asking me why i blog in English, why not in Mongolian? Can't you speak Mongolian? You should blog in Mongolian!...etc. Well, ofcourse i do and can speak my mother tongue, and ofcourse can definitely write and blog in Mongolian, but unfortunately that will limit my blog only to my Mongolian friends. I thought it was best to blog in English, so that EVERYONE can understand it. So, i shall keep blogging in English!
Thanks to the people who has complemented my English skills. I thought i should clarify that there is no big science behind learning ANY LANGUAGE - you just have to practice it regularly! My mother has invested in my education from a very young age, so I have learnt English since 3rd grade, and have entered in numerous English contests and olimpiads; and now i speak and write as good as my Mongolian. I have graduated from HOBBY SCHOOL, where they teach everything in English AND Mongolian (for instance, i would learn math in english and math in mongolian as well), so a good school has helped me a lot. At Hobby High School, all kids speak in English, even during breaks, because that's how they practice their English and learn to speak and write in English like a native English person.
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS
For people who want to learn English, it is very important that you surround yourself with English environment, where you HAVE to speak English. Going to the land of English people, like Great Britain, USA and Australia can be a great opportunity to learn English very fast, because you'll be in mid of English people straight away and you'll hear it constantly, making your ears learn to catch and understand words more efficiently. There are many au pair girls, who go abroad to learn a language and their culture; but some people will ofcourse dislike babysitting another family's children all day, weeks and months long. I just took it as an example.
But you don't HAVE to go abroad to learn English!
I, myself, have never lived in States or England or whatever. I have learnt English in Mongolia! i simply had friends who were really willing to learn English, so we talked and practiced English daily on the phone, during breaks, at cafes...EVERYWHERE! It is just very important that you PRACTICE it.
BOOKS, MOVIES, SONGS & TV SHOWS, like MTV
I'm sure you've heard it a lot, but you only heard it a lot, because it is a great way to learn English! I, myself, have learnt English via HARRY POTTER! When i was young, I watched the movie first, and as soon as i found out that there's a book, i bought it straight away and read the whole Philosophers Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half Blood Prince & Deathly Hallows, the whole series including the extra books called Quidditch through the Ages, Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them and the Tales of Beedle the Bard. Well, my point is, books help you a lot! And more importantly if you re-read the books you have read, then it's even better, because you learn lots of new vocabularies without even noticing it. I, myself, have read Harry Potter books 5 times! :D
Plus, watch movies and shows with SUBTITLES, sing a long by looking at the LYRICS, watch English shows like MTV, where you can break the ice between your ears and daily English. Whatever works for you, do it, and remember that it is very IMPORTANT that you practice it.
And it's fun! There's absolutely no big science behind it, just have fun and keep talking with the funny accents till it becomes really good, and you'll ace TOEFL & SAT in no time :D Just be brave, NEVER BE SHY when you're learning a language, just do it!
That's all i can give and think at the moment - JUST PRACTICE IT!
And meantime for those people who thought this blog was crap, pls, enjoy this beautiful song instead :P