How to acquire English skills even if you don’t want to. 2. My method of studying English unaided 2-1 How to study in our teens
I was 64 years and 3 months old as of June 1, 2011, when I started writing this book. I was born in 1947 after World War II, and like most postwar students, I started studying English at the age of 12 in junior high school.
I was not particularly fortunate in learning English. However, just like our mother tongue, the Japanese language, languages are something naturally acquired in our daily lives. Therefore, it would be great if you can find a method that suits you from being taught or while studying on your own, and if you can find it and put it into practice in an effective way that suits you.
Now I'm going to introduce you to my method of studying English. From now on, you don't have to follow inefficient and wasteful learning methods. You don't need to follow inefficient and wasteful teaching methods anymore. Let's have fun studying.
How to study in our teens (interpreted as the first 10 years of study)
In Japan, most people start studying English at the age of 12, but why is it that so many of our friends don't like English or have a hard time with it?
One of the main reasons is that they do not learn enough romaji in the upper grades of elementary school.
The romaji alphabet is written using Japanese pronunciation, so it is an intermediate form between Japanese and foreign languages. Therefore, if you have mastered reading and writing the intermediate romaji, you will be able to read and write many parts of English, and even though the meanings of the words may be different, you will have less rejection to learning English and learning the basic skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking English.
If you are doing a good job of learning romaji, English words will be relatively easy to remember.
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