Learners helping learners – Tanja

Learners helping learners

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

If you would like to answer these questions as well, you can send me your answers via the contact form. You can also send me your details via the contact form and I’ll email you the questions if that’s easier for you.

Tanja from Germany

1. Which country are you from?

I come from Germany.

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

When I started working I translated texts from German into English and therefore it was important for me to have a good level of English.
Now I’m still thinking about working with languages so it still continues to be important for me to keep a high level of English.

3. Have you ever been to England? If so, where did you go and what did you do?

Yes, I have been to England – I went to Tonbridge, Kent to improve my English. I participated in a one to one course.

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

I have several websites to look up words in dictionaries like http://leo.org or http://dict.cc etc.
I also read some of the articles on the BBC website and also listen to the podcasts from them.

5. Do you have a favourite book or song in English?

From a friend of mine I borrowed “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien – and I really liked reading it, although it sometimes wasn’t that easy. I also liked the Harry Potter books.

h3> 6..Do you have any friends or tandem partners with whom you can practise your English? If so, where did you find them?

I found some of my friends through English groups on Facebook or in mailing lists.

7. If you could change one thing about the English language, what would it be?

Well, I don’t know… The tenses are quite difficult.

8. Which online dictionary do you use?


9. Do you know any good Facebook pages for English learners?

I often look at English with Kirsty on Facebook.

10. How do you make sure that you remember new words?

I’m learning with flashcards and I also read many different texts where I look up the words on the internet

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Learners helping learners – read the other articles.

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