hi everybody this is mr. Duncan in England how are you today? are you ok?

I hope so are you happy? I hope so welcome to the

very first episode of my series of English teaching videos before I begin

we will take a look at some of the common questions that often arise when

talking about learning the English language and more importantly when

learning it as a second language so the first question must be why do we need to

learn English of course one of the reasons why we need to be able to speak

English nowadays is because the world is becoming smaller thanks to the internet

and our developing global economy more and more people are using English as a

common way to communicate with each other so now it has become unavoidable

that companies and large businesses will need to employ people who can speak more

than their own native language that is where English comes in it is now widely

considered as an international language

of course learning anything is difficult and English is no exception however

there are ways to make the situation easier I have come up with my own list

of general rules for learning English do you want to hear them do you want to

know what they are okay let's take a look at them one by one

learning English takes time and patience it cannot be rushed try to relax and

take it easy the most important thing you need at the beginning is a good

vocabulary for without words you have nothing to work with

you must view English as a part of your body just as you would an arm or a leg

it must become a part of your everyday life daily practice is very important

you must start with a strong foundation or base and slowly build on it day by

day do not look at English as just another subject your attitude to English

and the way you view it will decide how well you progress just as we say in

English no pain no gain do not worry about making mistakes in fact the more

mistakes you make the more you will learn from them just like learning

to ride a bike sometimes you fall off so what do you do you get back on and try again

the two most important words to remember when learning English are practise and

confidence practise English every day and be confident you will find that the

more you use English the better your English will become and the more

confident you become then the more you will want to use it make it a rule to tell yourself

I can do it

I can do it

I can do it !!!!!

please remember my lessons are aimed at everyone

so hopefully you will find something useful in each one maybe you will find

some of the words I use very easy but you will also see some words that are

new to you remember my lessons are aimed at everyone even teachers are very

welcome to join in learning English should be a fun experience and I hope

with the help of my video lessons you will discover just how much fun it can

be I hope you've enjoyed my first lesson and that it has been useful to you

this is mr. Duncan in England saying thanks for watching me introducing myself to you and until next time

ta ta for now. 8-)