You can take part in group lessons to improve your English, but private lessons with a tutor can still be more effective. A competent and professional tutor will help you achieve a high level of English proficiency, especially with pronunciation close to the original. And this is very important for further professional activity.
The cost of a lesson with a tutor varies in a wide range from $ 5. up to 30 USD and each tutor himself sets the price of the lesson. But the cost is not the determining factor in choosing a tutor. You should pay attention to how the teacher organizes the classes, what methods he uses when presenting the language material, and most importantly, how he finds contact with the student. Mutual understanding and interaction between student and teacher is the basis for success in mastering a foreign language. When choosing a tutor, pay attention to even the smallest details and first tak
e a few trial lessons from different teachers.
A tutor will help you to select the right literature for classes. Such literature includes dictionaries, reference books, stu
dy guides, phrasebooks, fiction, as well as magazines and newspapers. Grammar guides are required for mastering the peculiarities of the English language. To start learning, you need to choose the usual dictionaries: with translation from and into English. Thematic and specialized dictionaries should not be used at the initial stage of training. English explanatory dictionaries will be useful in further education, since they do not give a translation, but interpretations of a word in English, which helps to learn to think in a foreign language.
Reading fiction, preferably original, and not adapted, helps to significantly increase vocabulary, and to learn to use correct grammatical structures in speech, and will introduce you to colloquial vocabulary. After acquiring basic skills, you can start reading newspapers and magazines, because articles use more complex grammatical structures and lexical forms. This will give you additional experience and improve your knowledge of the language in general.
To work on pronunciation, it is advisable to start with children’s collections of poems, sayings, tongue twisters, which are designed to teach the child to correct facial expressions when pronouncing English sounds. As a rule, such books are richly illustrated, which contributes to the rapid memorization of foreign words.
And the most important thing in learning a foreign language is the desire, interest and attitude to everyday, painstaking and rewarding work.