"Improving your English" Article

Russell Dawson   Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:17 am GMT

I am NOT promoting a website.

Many months ago I posted a link here to an article I wrote about learning English which was very well received. In fact, I have had and responded to a number of emails asking questions about or thanking me for the article which has convinced me that it was of use to a number of people. I am posting the link again since it is no longer current here:


I invite anyone interested to make full use of the strategies and tips.

Best Regards,

Russell Dawson
Guest   Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:09 am GMT
Nothing new there.
Guest   Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:10 am GMT

<<I spend a great deal of time trying to figure out how to find more time for writing<<

Maybe you'd have more time for writing if you spend less time tying to figure out how to find more time for writing?
Russell Dawson   Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:08 pm GMT
<<Guest Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:09 am GMT
Nothing new there.>>

I am sorry you felt that way but would like to thank you for taking the time to read it. What I have discovered about learning languages is that many people expect there to be a sort of magic bullet (a book, a CD, a course) that will enable them to learn rapidly.

I discovered that the best way to learn was by taking a multi-prong approach and, exactly as you suggest, people have been learning seconds languages for thousands of years so it isn't always the newest methods that are the most effective. I have attempted to collect a variety of strategies into one article. Of my nearly 90 articles, "Improving your English" remains my most popular leading me to believe that it continues to be of interest to a great many people.

Have you considered writing a better article? I am proud of the fact it is ranked #3 of 90 and would be mightily impressed were you able to overtake me in the rankings.


Russell Dawson   Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:30 pm GMT

If you do decide to take me up on my challenge, I can recommend an article to get you started:



Best of luck,

Guest   Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:42 pm GMT
My article: Love the language and it will love you back!

Best of luck,

Mr. Guest
Russell Dawson   Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:47 pm GMT
I agree with you whole-heartedly, unfortunately there is a 400 character/100 word minimum so your "article" won't even make it into the rankings...

Guest   Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:56 pm GMT
R.D. You are a happy man.