Learning English on the Internet
Learn English follwoing useful skills and using the best resources to help
you practice those skills. The resources will also increase your English input. Don't forget that inputting
authentic English you will also improve your output - think about how you learnt your first language.
Site Design: This site has been divided into the four main skills
of English - reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Please click on the navigation bar on the left to access
If you are interested in IELTS exam
information, skills, and practice please visit our sister site.
If you have any questions regarding this site please email me
Mike's Favorite Links
For free online help with the IELTS exam. If you require IELTS writing correction or you want
to practice speaking for an ielts exam over
If you are studying at univeristy and need to get your essay edited.
If you are applying for a job and need to write or edit your resume.
If you want to read free books or have a story published.
My suggestions for students learning English
The equation for your learning is time x effectiveness,
so the first thing you are going to want to do is devote a lot of time to your study.
Research shows that regular study is more effective than infrequent large chunks
of study and this is a big reason why online study is a good choice. So try to find frequent opportunities for
study, even if the time is short. In my personal efforts to learn Chinese I have found novel ways to learn amidst
my hectic teaching schedule. Some of the things I did include reading on buses, listening to mp3s while doing
housework, watching Chinese movies and doing language exchanges.
The effectiveness of your learning can be influenced by many factors and research
shows that we have individual differences in our learning styles. What it all boils down to is that you need to
find what works best for you personally. Some suggestions I would make would be to try to make your learning
enjoyable, use different media (reading, listening, visual media), use a variety of activities, and be focused on
your study – don’t try to study whilst watching TV.!
About Mike Wattie
I have been teaching English as a second language for over 10 years in Taiwan and
Australia, in language centre’s and universities. My area of specialization is teaching students how to pass the
IELTS exam. I particularly enjoy teaching IELTS because I find it challenging to teach students the necessary
skills and strategies that they need to pass, and I also find that my students are highly motivated – this is a joy
for a teacher! Recently, I have started to try to fulfill one of my lifetime ambitions – to have my own business
and work from home. In this anytime anyplace world, true freedom is about being able to choose where and when you
work. As a student you can share my lifestyle, with my website you can study whenever you want and wherever you