Archive for March, 2007
What is the difficulty level of learning the italian language?
I already know english and spanish very well, so I really want to a learn a new language…I am even willing to study chinese mandarin.
If you know spansih then Italian will be a breeze! Chinese I hear is really tough…but if you’re motivated you can learn anything! The library (and book stores) sell conversation in many languages (on disc or tape) so good luck!
Things to consider before choosing an Islamic course online
There are many Muslims who have experienced a substantial shift in their way of studying Islam. In this competitive and technological age, Islamic knowledge is available on a large scale for the interest of various interest groups through online studies. Unlike in the past, when students had to travel long distances to learn about Islam, today’s online services have allowed students the chance to learn without leaving their homes.
Students who wish to pursue Islamic courses online first need to determine why they want to do this course and what do they want to achieve. They then need to make sure that they select the course that runs at the times that they are available and that they have enough time to do any homework that is set or to listen to the recordings of the online course in order to maximize the benefits of the course. Alternatively they can opt for a one to one course with an online course tutor at a time that is convenient to themselves.
Some online course providers provide a free trial lesson where the student can test out the learning environment, the organization’s customer service, technical support, as well as the knowledge and teaching styles of the tutors. These sessions can also be used by the teachers to make sure that the student has chosen the correct course and that they are ready to learn online at the level required for the specific course. This can be identified by the teacher carrying out a quick initial assessment during the online trial lesson.
Online courses are not for everyone and the biggest drawback they have is lack of interaction with a teacher, who can make a class much more interesting than just a plain lesson. Not only can a teacher make you understand the topic more easily, but they also give you additional information on the behavior and manners that are involved in Islamic studies. They can also give you ongoing feedback on your performance and correct any mistakes early on. A class without face to face contact can become tedious unless the topic is very interesting or relevant to the student.
Some online courses have a live teacher interacting with the students through a Virtual Classroom, which is sometimes called a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). A good web camera, a good microphone and a high speed connection can remove the disadvantages of not being in the same physical room in this virtual classroom. It is very important to understand the pros and cons of an online course before you pay your money and commit to a course, which can last for three months in some cases; this will help you save your valuable time. We recommend that you compare a few online course providers and the virtual classrooms and the benefits the online course providers offer. Finally choose the company and the course which most closely matches your personal learning goals.
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Taking Free English Courses Online Enhances Your Language Learning
The advantages of taking free English courses online are many. You can use these courses to complement the instruction you receive or start learning English on your own time. This is a great chance for many people to receive instruction in English when they are unable to leave their home country to live and study in an English-speaking one. When you take an online course, you don have to pay any tuition costs or make changes to your work schedule so that you can attend actual classes. As long as you have a computer and an Internet connection, you can take your lessons at any time of the day or night and set your own schedule.
Don be misled into thinking that by taking an online course you will be studying alone and will not be able to interact with English speakers or with others that are learning English just like you. The online sites have chat lines where you can talk with other students and get answers to any questions that you may have from native English speakers. Therefore you have the interaction you need and it is very similar to being immersed in the language because when you are online doing the lessons, you are immersed in English all the time.
The lessons are all introduced by dialogues that use the structure being explained in the lesson. You can listen to the dialogues being read as you read along with the print on the screen. The main problem that most language learners have is that they always try to translate the English into their own language first. This is perfectly normal for beginners and is the reason that one of the resources commonly found on an English language learning site is a dictionary into which you can type and word and have it translated into your own language. After you get used to the main vocabulary, you will gradually start to think in English and won have to use this resource very often.
All of the lessons contain all four components of learning English. You listen to the dialogues and read along with them. You read and listen to the instructions about each structure of grammar and then you get an opportunity to write the language when you complete the practice exercises.
The audio component of an online course allows you to pick and choose which topics you want to hear and read. There is a listening center in which you can hear various passages on a variety of topics. Reading books in English is an important part of learning the language, but if you are studying from home in your own country, you may have great difficulty finding these books. That is why the online sites have a literature library where you can choose to read some books, such as Aesop Fables, Junior Classics or folk tales from all over the world. You can also read essays in English from which you can gain valuable information on how to write your own essays, if you are studying for the TOFEL exam for English proficiency.
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Did you ever think we don’t have enough information on Russia Georgia war?
I do not have a connections to Russia and do not like to favor any sides. But I speak Russian language as well and watch news every day CNN and Russian channels. People, open your eyes! Did you here that august 7 in Tshinvali(SO) women and children die? They were smashed under Georgian Tanks! Older woman and 2 small children were smashed.. Tank crossed over them treating like a dirt. How about women burned alive in the garage? It isn’t about just one case. It is about 2000 people(official number)! Why CNN keeps quiet about it? Why did we here the news august 8th only delivered to your ears by Georgian president. I don’t care how dirty poliTIcal games could be. But I care about mothers and their children. I appreciate the country where I live in. But I can’t close my ears and eyes when innocent die. Do we care? Does anyone care at all? What if your family will be executed like that tomorrow. Will you care then?
I hope someone heard me.If not just forget it…
Thank you for placing a vision of a violent death of my family in my head.
The Russians are war profiteering from our war in Iraq, and now they are expanding their Communist regime. It happens. What, exactly, would you like us to do about it?
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Three things you can do to improve your spoken English
Chances are some of you decided at some point, to study English either online, or to resort to organized English courses. In one way or another, both methods run in a set frame of time, when you will only focus on learning. When you leave of this time frame, you stop to dedicate your time to the English language, at least in the sense of granting your entire attention. There is still something you can do outside of the studying sessions, to help you continue your improvement. Let’s call it a sort of passive training.
The goal is to willingly expose yourself to English audio sources, which you will constantly hear, while doing something else. Whether you find yourself at home or walking on the street, would be ideal to listen something in English.
For most of us is almost certainly a bit late, but there is a trick worth mentioning. In children case (starting from three years old and up) it is of a great help, to watch their favorite cartoons in English. Any normal child up to 12 years old, can learn to speak fluently any kind of new language. This is because the mind, mouth muscles and their hearing, allow them to perfectly mimic other languages and sounds. The brain can easily coordinate the nerve signals received from the tong, jaw muscles and from the ears, so the children can accurately reproduce any words or phrases used around them.
Speaking of adults, there is something you can do as well. Often times you are at home and you find yourself busy with the usual chores. A great idea is to let the TV on or to open a radio station in English. The best idea would be the English news channels like CNN or BBC. Thus, you see to your things, while somewhere in the background, you will hear the English language. You don’t have to understand everything you hear. This is not the goal here. It is important for your brain to get used hearing phrases and words in English.
When walking down the street or simply relaxing on a bench, some of us prefer to listen to some music, using our portable devices and headphones. This is great, especially as it relaxes you. But if you are in full pursuit of English learning adventure, instead of music you could listen some audio English courses or lessons. The idea remains the same: it is important to hear something that helps you get familiar with the new sounds and words. You do not have to absolutely understand everything you hear.
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English has become for a long time, the universal language of our planet. That’s why it’s important for you to have some basic skills, to say the least. I’m writting for the Romanian readers putting at their disposal, free online English courses (Engleza Online). You can visit http://cursurienglezaonline.blogspot.com, a fairly new but resourceful learning blog.