English language vs Me
Hi everyone. Welcome to February.
I'm Jane. Currently I'm studying computer engineering in Thailand. It's very nice to meet all of you. This is my first blog here and I know that my language is not good so forgive me if my writing confuses you. You can always ask me if you don't understand my writing. Okay?
I don't have much experience in writing even in my own language (Thai). So I'm not quite sure what people normally write about. >,<
Ummm, let's talk about the reason I want to improve my English as this is my introduction chapter, isn't it. ^ ^
Well I want to improve my English communication skill because English appears in so many things around me especially since I'm studying in IT field. Being in this field, you have to always learn and the best way to learn is to read through every reliable document which most of them (if not all) is in English language. It's amazing that this language can make people around the world understand the same context and discuss thing together even if they live in an entirely different environment. (This is just my funny opinion but if there are aliens that want to communicate with us, they only have to learn English language and then they can communicate with most of us around the world. Wow o_O). Also I have a dream. I dream of studying aboard and learn more about computer in a different environment, different place, and different point of view. And that definitely require skill in English communication which I so much lack. And well, I like the sound of English. (and Thai too ^ ^)
But knowing why is difference than knowing how. I think the problems or the reasons that make it difficult for me to advance are because, First, I don't have that much of an opportunity to practice. Reading is quite fine for me but speaking and writing are somewhat problems. I don't know who to speak English with here in Thailand and I don't have anyone to read my writing if I write something (so I really appreciate this opportunity here). Also I have problems with generating sentences to clearly express the idea in my head to others. Sometime I can't find the right structure to fully explain what I want to explain. Especially in speaking, stop and think about what to say for too long will pause the conversation and lead to an awkward moment which makes it harder to think because there is someone intentionally waiting to hear what you want to say. English grammar also problem me too (as you can probably see). Tense always confuse me. And the relation of subject and verb (when you have to add s/es at the end of verb for singular subject) is very obscure for me. Oh and don't forget about vocabulary, my vocabulary database are quite limited. And I have a very short term memory.
So what are your strategies in studying English? For now I'm just doing thing I like in English as much as possible.
-I like novel so I listening to audiobook in English language.
-I like reading comic book so I read those in English language.
-I like watching movie so I watched them in English language.
-I like song so I listening to them in English Language.
-I like playing Game so I played games in English language.
Well that should tell you more about me and my English. I hope it not bore you. I'll try to find more interesting topic to blog about next time ^ ^.
See you in the next blog. Thank you so much for reading this. And don't forget to share your idea with me. I'd love to know your opinion.