Learners helping learners – Margrit

Learners helping learners

This is a series of posts in which I have asked learners a series of questions about learning English. I hope that the answers will inspire other learners and give them some new ideas.

Margrit from Germany

What country are you from?

Germany

Why is it important for you to be able to speak English?

I need English for my work now and school is a long time ago.

3. Have you ever been to England? If so, where did you go and what did you do? </h3?
Ten years ago I went to London for a weekend.

Where do you go to find information in English? This could be written or audio information.

I often go to the BBC website.

Do you have a favourite book or song in English?

I have no favourite book or song in English.

Do you have any friends or tandem partners with whom you can practise your English? If so, where did you find them?

I have no tandem partner, but I would like to have one.

Which online dictionary do you use?

Langenscheidts Taschenwörterbuch

Do you know any good Facebook pages for English learners?

No, I don’t. Could you recommend one?

How do you make sure that you remember new words?

I train new words with filing cards.

My comments

I emailed Margrit back with some recommendations so I thought I’d include them here, too.

A good place to find language exchange partners is:
http://www.conversationexchange.com
or I moderate a group on Xing for this purpose:
http://www.xing.com/communities/groups/tandem-learning-482c-1009493

In terms of Facebook pages, English with Kirsty has one:
http://www.facebook.com/englishwithkirsty

I also like the BBC learning English page:
http://www.facebook.com/bbclearningenglish

and my friend Jane has a page where she talks about learning English:
http://www.facebook.com/janeeggerstranslations

If you have any ideas about good Facebook pages or places for finding language exchange partners, do let us know in the comments.

Meet the other learners

Learners helping learners – read the other articles.

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