What’s your learning style? The BEST way for YOU to learn a language.

How to a learn a language — stop wasting your time with methods that don’t work for you! There is no best way for everyone. The best way for YOU depends on YOUR learning style! People have different learning styles. In other words, they learn in different ways. Some people like to hear information, some like to see an image or diagram, and others learn by doing.

In this video, I’ll show you how you can figure out your personal learning style, and how you can use this information to your advantage in the future to learn English more effectively. Knowing your preferred learning style means you can learn more effectively. You will also see that these methods are the ones that you find most interesting.

Knowing how you learn best also means you can try new methods of learning English that you may not yet know about! I’ll share with you some ideas about new methods you can try out to help you develop your English. Then you can take a quiz on my lesson here: http://www.engvid.com/whats-your-learning-style/

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Hi, everyone. I’m Jade. What I’m talking about today is the best way to teach yourself English, and that’s the way that fits you, your personality, and the way your mind ticks; the way your mind works. I think that, in general, it’s the best time ever to be learning English because you have so much access to English materials. So I’m not talking just about traditional ways, like books, and going to classes because now with the internet, there are just so many ways that you can learn, also with new devices. So, right now, you’re learning English for free on the internet. Right? But you can also be learning English for free on Facebook or by using an app. So more than ever, there are just so many opportunities to learn, but also to connect with other people who speak English or who want to speak English. So it’s great. Yeah?

Well, what would help, though, is knowing the best way to maximize what’s already out there, so how you can use it more effectively. So to get there, what I want to do first is a little quiz, a quiz to find out your learning style. So let’s go through the quiz and you have to decide which answer fits you best. Okay?

So when using new equipment, equipment… This could be like… Could be a new computer or a new remote control for your television, something like that. Do you..? Or something a little bit more difficult than that. Do you read the instructions first, do you ask somebody who already knows how to use it for an explanation, or do you work it out by trial and error? That means you just start using it and learn… Learn yourself. Which one fits you? So, for me, I am… I am a trial and error person. This is me, so I’m going to put a star there. Another good example of that is: have you ever bought any flat pack furniture that you need to put together for yourself? Well, you know, do you read the instructions first, do you ask somebody, or do you just start? I’m this kind of person and I can tell you that it often goes wrong because I just think: “Oh, it will be fine.”

Next of all, when you’re travelling and you need to find somewhere, do you use a map? “Aha, we go this way.” Do you ask for directions or try to memorize them before you go? “Oh, I go there, and then I turn right, and then I go left. Aha, I see.” Do you do that? Or do you get a sense of where to go by landmarks? I’ve lived in a couple of different cities, and this is what I always do. I live in Dubai at the moment, so kind of have a… Just a feeling of where the sea is all the time. I’m like: “The sea’s over there, I’ll go there.” Doesn’t always work, but that’s how I make sense of where I am, so I’m here.

When you’re cooking, what do you like to do? Are you someone who follows a recipe? “I do that, I do that, I do that.” Often, people who follow a recipe do exactly the thing it says. Is that you? When you’re cooking, do you ask a friend to give you their tips for cooking? “Oh, I really loved what you made there. Can you tell me how you did it?” And then you try it yourself? Or do you just make it up as you go along? “I’ll put a bit of that in. I’ll make it a bit spicier. Who needs a recipe?” Which one are you? I’m… It’s getting a little bit repetitive here. Isn’t it?

How about this one: I learn best when I’m shown what to do? So you show me what to do with your hands, I see it, and I go: “Right, I can do that now.” I learn best when somebody tells me what to do, so they give you instructions, you hear it. You’re like: “Aha, I know what to do now.” Or do you learn best when you just have a go? You don’t… You know, you can listen to them, you can see what you’re supposed to do, but you really learn when you can be practical and get your hands involved. Which one are you? That’s me.

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