Expert teaches you how to communicate with foreigners in EnglishWe all know that we study and live in North America a few years later, able to learn some things, but also because of cultural conflict, a lot of lessons to be. Talk with you today, I hope that in future, and foreigners (English-speaking) more productive; also distressed to learn English friends go some detours, learn faster and better, with good English.
Research study shows that Chinese are learning English spend most of a country, but the result is the worst. This is because there are significant errors in learning and using English.
A long-term "spoon-fed" education methods, makes many people think learning English is to test their level of English; the other is mistaken for English is written by "pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and sentence" composition. Generally, as long as good "pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and sentences" will be able to learn English. However, we often find our English level was very low. In order to achieve effective communication for the purpose of English pronunciation, grammar, sentence the most important part, but was ignored by the national learning and use of English is: expression, consistent with the English language use culture and customs the right way, method and content.
First of all, let us together explore the issue. Vessel adrift at sea forever without a purpose. Learning English for various purposes, but the purpose of the study of the spoken language, there is only one: Native English speakers and in order to be able to "effective communication", that is, able to work with Native speakers to establish, maintain and develop a good working relationship or make some native speaker friend for life, to communicate with each other, encourage each other, and help.
Rather than to fellow and Exchange, nor to be "foreigners" to say a few words, such as: How are you? I am fine,thanks. My English is poor. Bye-bye. kindergarten English and turned and walked away, "laowai" dew, find North. (A lot of English friends, like a martial arts Warrior struggled for 10 years, "ten years rubs a sword, double edge has never attempted", finally one day when you have the chance to face the enemy, only moves are: escape! ) Not to "speak English" and a waste of time, and no conversation gossip---with foreigners to break up after a few minutes, others don't want to and you contacts, do not remember who you are.
In China, poor foreigners, most times on the war who were asked the same, boring, uninspired, and sometimes-Chinglish problem destroyed and devastated, for example, Are you an American? Do you like China? or something like that. I have found that some people triumphantly saying: my spoken English very well, good day to chat with foreigners. Come on! Give me a break!
To this extent in English, Chinese-style, complex sentence structures, strict syntax and a huge vocabulary of English, is simply "deaf ears, the device", because it's not called "communication" is not worth spending so much time to learn English.
They What''s up? What''s new? To cope with, talk about the weather is not a problem. However, just hard to communicate with them, even if it is only to seriously talk about. At home, I easily became friends with most of himself proud, because your heart to others, others also are true for you, or your next to him "at arm's length" it. In the United States at the beginning of, why is it so hard?! Sincerely do not work?
Is your pronunciation and intonation problems? No! If you have the chance to experience India's English, you might be proud of the Chinese pronunciation. I have a India class called Abe, until I understand most of the words mean! However, India people, "terrible" pronunciation does not affect them and Americans fluent and effective communication!
Grammar and sentence cause? Is not! I had the privilege of United States universities, met a talented, from China United States professor who, at the age of nearly 40 years because of outstanding mathematical ability, immigrated to the United States. Sound alone, he spoke in English, you can easily pick out lots of grammatical errors and sentences, but that does not hinder him in the United States for nearly 20 years, Americans in English maths and business administration courses, and succeed.
What reason? In abroad life years yihou, I only gradually understand has which of truth: "if to reached" effective exchange "for purpose, English of pronunciation, and syntax, and sentences absolute no domestic of various people stressed of so important, and was domestic learn English of people ignored of, and also precisely is most important of part is: expression language by application of, and meet English culture and custom of right way, and method and content.
Language is the carrier of culture and custom, precipitation, although human cultures have a common side, but is more of a special side. Opposite side of Western culture and Chinese culture. For example, she advocates "progressive" positive attitude or ambition, and Chinese "modest, art" principle of working, talking, often "conflict" constitutes a hindrance to effective communication. This is known as the "cultural conflicts and differences".
Therefore, the national culture and customs to apply English learning method and application of methods, combined with too much "useless, many native people were not used, never heard of the word, and obsolete words and sentences, to understand real English and not" English native speakers "communication is no surprise!
For above disadvantages, from Canada of Linda to she years of Professor China students of ESL teaching experience, and I (Henry) to I study United States of personally experience, in Beijing of several Park within, held each only 2 to 4 people participate in of, and super small range of training and lecture (for easy do English oral actual practice), taught concise practical of English learning and application skills, improve people using English for "effective exchange" of capacity. Enable you to grasp your learning efforts and the direction, and save yourself a lot of time, energy and money.
Our topic is: how to "English native speakers" effective communication and Exchange. By revealing the "Sino-Western cultural differences and conflict" reflected in the language, Chinese people made fatal errors that often occur closer to the real-life English training. Raise awareness and "English speaking people (native speakers)," ability to communicate. We will tell you what to say and how to say it and how to achieve "effective communication and Exchange."
Through our training, you can communicate effectively with foreigners, even if your English is not so good, because we taught were ignored for a long time, the exchanges are the most important skills. We believe that all the strategies and skills of learning English can be divided into two classes. One is you need to settle down and spend time remembrance---remember those summarizing and inducing knowledge with others. This part of the work, no one can replace you, no matter how genius! (Because eating fish is good for intelligence and memory, some advice x Mark Twain, asked how much work. X Mark Twain replied: it seems that you have to eat at least two whales! ) However, if immersed in, and will be able to learn English, the Chinese English, theoretically, should be the top, is just the opposite is true. (Study abroad, deeply feel that is probably as a result of training for a long time, memory and the ability to recite, memory, recite, those who do not understand what is Chinese strength; but the actual application and ability, in general are our weaknesses. ), And the other is "in real life, effective command of the language to achieve Exchange objectives" of experience and skills. Chinese people have the courage to theory than practice (for reading and reading: "all the rest, only study one"). Because the skills are strong, this part of the skills internally to learn English has long been overlooked. Or because of the limited access to Native speakers, it is difficult to be "Canon", or because the English pursuit of "high, large and all-" English good taste and the people face psychological, most people willing to adopt traditional and most secure way to learn: ' persistent preference for sentences, grammar and vocabulary, rather than using English to communicate with Native speakers. In fact, language is a tool, unless you take it as my career, otherwise it has no meaning in itself, is of no avail, if it cannot be "communication" services.
Reading and learning for English help. But the book's weakness, and self-learning, no feedback, no two-way communication. Theoretically know something and actually doing it are not the same. Particular language, follow the "use it or lose it" principle. This part is the most effective way: to create the conditions and opportunities, with English as mother tongue or in people who had lived abroad and Exchange.
Practice, practice and practice!
Chinglish refers to: in Chinese culture, habits and thinking, and to apply the "culture", the result is what has been learned, the so-called "fluent English" Exchange Limited and compatriots, and "English native speakers" exchanges, it is because of "cultural differences" reflected in the language, unable to understand and communicate with each other.
Not to understand and learn English culture in communication, communication using reflected on, and merely reflect the country's culture and customs, and is often the reason for communication disorders. The consequences and damages, far more because the pronunciation, grammar, and the damage caused by defects of the sentence. Because of bad pronunciation, grammar, and sentence for the time being, everyone will understand, because, after all, English is not your native language, you can slowly improve. But because of "cultural conflicts" due to misunderstanding on the personality, good character, could even play and you want to achieve the opposite result, destroying valuable development opportunity! In a person with limited life, taking into account age, career path, circumstances and conditions, and other factors, life really belongs to someone is your chance!
For example to illustrate culture clash: Westerners talk about "eye contact", talking to both sides to look into each other eyes, the Chinese "his eyes look straight into each other's eyes" view was: "the stranger" staring at people not too polite. But people in the West think: speaking of "eyes" in good faith and confessions of the mind, obedient party "eyes" expressed their interest in the topic and respect for each other.
Therefore, when Westerners meet, combined with "eye contact", is a confident smile (think), strong handshake (courtesy of touching hands, in English called "dead fish" shaking a dead fish) and positive (positive thinking) conversation, will engender willingness to continue contacts with you. Conversely, if is a shifty-eyes (some people is because I wanted to English words, while scratching, grin or roll your eyes), a grim facial expression (say: joy, anger, not in color) and negative conversations, regardless of your grammar, pronunciation and sentence how pure Tuo sentenced contrary bin shortage? let people "at arm's length". Justice known to man, and you like a tune at all with you people?!
Many people in China are not, love of money, and envy the wealth and power of the entrepreneur, lips are referred to money as "money", said all the businessmen are profiteers---not-rape-free, legitimate business practices, such as the reasonable advertising, are antagonistic to the Sniffy, dismissive-like. Know ye not that closely related to national prosperity and entrepreneurship? United States business is famously good products without advertising, as if you were just hiding in the dark, to the opposite sex you like Blink.
A nation's language is the carrier of her unique culture and precipitation, as well as her traditional accumulation. While more conventional forces are so strong, impact of this nation's culture is so entrenched that by me to the United States two years later, in talking with foreigners, often almost can't help but also some already know not to ask "taboo".
For example, How old are you? how common a problem in the country, especially after the familiar, ask age, each brother or sister, a natural; called "old, old Li" or something, though not old, being called was also pleased.
Chinese culture has a deep-rooted sense of nostalgia in the past---perhaps because our ancestors were too good, too good because of it. "The historic, century-old shop" and so on, are all attractive highlights. We strive for "old" old, seems to be synonymous with great wisdom and wisdom, authority.
, And "foreigners" interactions, don't suggest that his/her age, even if you don't care to know. There's humor in the West, saying, "the only secret to staying young is: lie about your age! "(Foreigners to promote humor, called Positive thinking, positive attitude, and I have discussed in other articles. But joking with foreigners in English, be careful, after all, come from different cultural backgrounds).
Actually, to be fair, what age does it matter? A lot of people, known as living for decades, but powerless, survive and live and repeated tens of thousands of times a day. Do you know that: some people 20 years old died, and was buried at 70 years of age! Age really that important?
In North America, Canada is the United States, according to the labour law (Labor Law) provides that employers in recruitment, not allowed to asked about the candidate's age, marital status, sex, race and religion, these reasons shall not be grounds for not hiring, or commit the offence. Ranging from loss of procurement contracts from the Government, resorting to the law.
So, if someone asks you: How old are you? You can answer: I''m too young to retire, but I''m old enough to know better than to answer a question like that. which is the old saying: Be tough!
So, my suggestion is, if you want to improve your English friends, not only to listen to the original, more modern book, if I can get a foreigner to practice my English best (best to communicate. Remember that language is just a tool, it has no meaning in itself. ) Or, on a better course is also good. Communication needs, motivation and interest in learning. Themselves immersed in learning, or forever, "kuhaiwubian", or learned just mute English and Chinglish. And Native speakers, lived or studied abroad to Exchange, on the improvement of English, spoken especially helpful. Otherwise, you learn for a time-consuming, laborious and costly "dragon slayer", only for fellow "Chinglish" exchanges. Many Chinese are learning English, the wrong price and the wrong way to pay, you must repeat it?
I hope to be of some help!!!