3. Take Notes

This is also quite important. I think most of us already know this. While you are in one of our English courses, you should be taking notes. One benefit of taking notes is that it allows you to review the lesson at home, which gives you more practice. The more, the better.

What are some of the things in the Canadian Education College’s English courses that you should be taking notes on? You should definitely be “jotting down” notes on vocabulary. This is a very basic idea. We know this. Next, you should be noting the grammar. It’s very important to learn the grammar of English. This is necessary if you want to speak and write well and just for basic communication. If you can’t use the correct grammar, the chances that you will have a successful exchange are “slim”.

4. Practice

“Practice makes perfect”. We’ve seen this expression before in one of my prior writings. In western society, we consider this to be absolutely true. The more you practice something, the better you will become at it. Do you have this saying in your culture? Do you believe it to be true? Well, how should you be practicing? Speak the vocabulary. You have already taken notes on the vocabulary, so now practice saying the words at home. Try to make your own sentences with the new vocabulary. Also, practice the grammar. Do the same that you have done with the vocabulary which is make your own sentences with the new grammar. After you have made your sentences, practice speaking them. You can say them to yourself or find a friend or family member and read the sentences to them. In the end, practice a lot.

Alan Bruhn

Canadian Education College teacher, Singapore