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  1. There is only one really effective method – immersion in the language environment.�

    There are a number of subthreshold training methods that are used in the diplomatic corps and special services, but you will not be able to implement them.

    And immersion in the environment, in principle, can be realized, with a certain amount of fanaticism and consistency. Constantly watch movies in English (starting with those that you almost know by heart in Russian dubbing to understand) and speak for the actors. Listen to the songs, after reading the text and its Russian translation, and sing along. In other words, download the entire audio and speech channels. Just do not read in English and do not study grammar, otherwise you will ruin everything.

    The more hours a day you can spend in an English-speaking environment, the faster your learning and assimilation will go. And you will improve your grammar and reading only after you speak more or less fluently.

    Such an obvious and fastest option as leaving the country)), for obvious reasons, I do not consider.

  2. Do you often use it? and not for the purpose of studying, but precisely because it is necessary?I know a lot of people who have started to communicate a lot in a foreign language (for example, steel engineers from the hinterland who found a job in an international company, or Mexicans who moved to the United States in search of a better life) – everywhere the same picture – people learned the language because they had to constantly talk to foreigners, and there was no option to speak their native language.

    A common problem in learning foreign languages is that people perceive language as an end, not a means. That is, there is a goal in my head – “learn English”, and this goal is quite abstract, because there is no border where the language is “already learned”. “Well, I'll learn the language, put it in my pocket- “so that it was”. This doesn't work for everyone. Do you remember the number, I think, in KVN, when a Russian man came to a restaurant and, since he only knew the word “chicken”, was forced to eat only chicken? Of course, when the chicken is too big for him, he will learn fish and beef and veggables, because it will be in his best interests.

    It's the same for you – do you really need English? Do you have any English-speaking friends? Do you have any employees/colleagues/customers who speak only English? Is there a TV series / movie / novel that you really like, but it hasn't been translated and can only be viewed/read in the original? If all this is not present, then you have nowhere to apply English, so there is no need to develop it. There is no real need, there is only a far-fetched one (from the category “every modern person needs English”).

  3. This is a familiar situation.
    In the early 90's I came to Switzerland. Before that, I also studied German for 20 years, but then we did not learn, but passed. On this knowledge 0. And then-you go to an institution or store and do not know what language you need. German, French, and Italian are all official languages. But you want to eat, so on day 2 you start communicating. And if you have basic knowledge, then you try to talk.
    So, the most effective way to learn is to live in a native speaker's country.

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