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Tutor profile: Yvonne T.

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Yvonne T.
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Subject: Mandarin

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Besides taking classes, what are other ways to accelerate my Mandarin?

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Yvonne T.
Answer:

Just like learning any languages, I always encourage my tutees to find a way that can connect the foreign language into their daily lives. For example, when I was learning German, I downloaded a German DW news app in my phone and read the news every morning. Even though I could barely understand anything that they were saying, I could still recognize some words and grammars that I learned from my German class. Being able to apply what you learn in class to daily life will make your language learning process much more engaging, and it will reinforce the complicated grammars or words into your minds until you actually 'learned' it, instead of 'memorized' it.

Subject: Study Skills

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What is the most effective way to study?

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Yvonne T.
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It depends on people. Some people are better with visuals while some people find audios more helpful with learning and memorizing. In general, I would say active learning is always better than passive learning. For example, as a visual person, I found that graphics and illustrations are most effective for me when it comes to understanding concepts. Thus, I usually draw graphs and tables using colorful highlighters to make sure I fully understand a concept. In fact, before an exam I usually just draw out all the graphs to test my knowledge, and during the test I could recall the graphs and color highlighted easily in my brain.

Subject: English as a Second Language

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What is the most effective way to improve my English conversational skills?

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Yvonne T.
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Under this world with excessive information, memorizing vocabularies and grammar are no longer the best way to improve one's English speaking. The most effective way to improve English is to immerse yourself into the language, through your 'favorite' ways. For example, as a fan of Korean drama, I watched so many shows and listened to their conversations. As a result, I could understand 65% Korean's daily conversations. Moreover, I also learned to speak in English through movies. I was interested in Harry Potter, so I watched its movies over and over again, and I learned the pronunciations and sentence structures from the characters. English was my second language, and without learning English in a conventional 'memorization' way, now I can speak English as fluently as my native language because I was able to engage with English through my 'favorite' ways.

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