Conventional methods of learning English exemplify passive learning with a limited success rate. Active Training of English Skills is much more effective than passive learning.
Disadvantages of Passive Language Learning
- The major weakness of passive learning is that it splits the language into different components – reading, writing, listening, grammar, and pronunciation – which you try to learn separately.
- When learners are not actively involved in the class, they continue to think in their native language. Whatever the instructor explains to them, they try to interpret it in their mother tongue. It gets nearly impossible to process the information intuitively or spontaneously.
- Because learners aren’t taught to think in English, they are unable to communicate in English.
Active learning helps students start speaking English fluently in less than a year.
Active learning is more than just listening: it involves the dynamic participation of scholars. They must use the language all the time and be emotionally involved in the process.
Conversion from Passive Learning to Active Training English Skills
As a language teacher, I use all kinds of tricks just because making students speak and building their self-confidence in keeping the conversation going is the most essential for me.
When I teach Polish, my foreigners and I have to speak only Polish, and also, my English classes are run entirely in English. I teach without a bridge language.
This way they are required to forget about native language and start speaking as well as thinking in a foreign language. Thinking in a foreign language, this is simply what I want my learners to achieve.
My students learn the language in different contexts, mostly singing phrases, expressions, collocations, idioms, phrasal verbs also telling stories. Moreover, I inspire them to talk to everybody, even to themselves in a foreign language. Consequently, they can communicate as well as recognize a variety of beautiful stories.
Many teachers spend most of their time altering each other’s mistakes- some call them the Grammar Nazis.
Nevertheless, I correct only fundamental errors, as I don’t want students to stop talking. I also encourage my learners to listen to songs, watch movies with subtitles in a language they learn, read a lot and so forth.
- The most significant is to deliver understandable input. We get the language when we understand it. I am very much against the support in the native language.
- Learners spend more time dynamically speaking English when we change them, for active students.
I also create an environment for gaining all language skills – reading, listening, speaking, writing, and pronunciation at the same time. Learners experience familiar situations again entirely in English.
- The mobile is an obvious choice for delivering information. It gives learners access to learning material both in the class and after the class.It covers support for sharing sessions with friends or teachers, which is essential for digital learners.
The lessons added by a scholar or teacher allow building an effective connection between everyone.
As a result, I as an English teacher achieve a steady change from passive learning to the active breeding of English skills.