Learning English as a Second Language
Learning to speak English is the best thing you can do to improve your life. If you speak English you can get information that other people can’t understand, you can communicate with people who don’t speak Hungarian, and you can have better career opportunities.
English is not only the most useful language in the world, but it is also one of the easiest languages to learn. There are plenty of possibilities to improve your English. If you don’t have English classes at your school or work, you can take English lessons from a private teacher, you can go to a language school, or you can learn by yourself. There are plenty of books, CDs, websites and mobile applications that can help you learn English.
If you want to speak English well, you have to improve all your skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Writing is the most difficult language skill to learn, it takes many years of practice to be a good writer.
Before starting a course you are generally required to take an assessment test to determine your knowledge in English. You can usually choose from elementary, lower-intermediate, intermediate, upper-intermediate, advanced and proficiency courses. There are also lessons that focus on specific skills, like vocabulary building, pronunciation or exam preparation.
to improve – migliorare, sviluppare
career – carriera
opportunity – opportunitá
plenty of – molto, un sacco di
private teacher – insegnante privato, istruttore privato
mobile application – applicazione per cellulare
skill – abilitá, capacitá
practice – pratica
to be required to – essere richiesto a fare qualcosa
assessment test – test di valutazione
to determine – determinare
knowledge – conoscenza
elementary – elementare
lower-intermediate – medio basso
intermediate – intermedio
upper-intermediate – livello sovra-intermedio
advanced – avanzato
proficiency – livello madrelingua (molto avanzato)
to focus on – concentrarsi nel fare qualcosa
specific – specifico
vocabulary building – costruzione del vocabolario
pronunciation – pronuncia
exam preparation – preparazione esame