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  • IELTS Essay Writing -9 (Foreign Language)

    Posted by NIL Admin on June 10, 2021 at 1:06 PM

    Compare the advantages and disadvantages of three of the following ways of learning a foreign language.

    State which you consider to be the most effective.
    studying on your own
    taking lessons with a private tutor
    taking lessons as part of a class
    taking lessons online
    going to live in a country where the language is spoken

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

    Write at least 250 words.

    E Anjali replied 2 years, 11 months ago 10 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Femmy

    June 10, 2021 at 1:21 PM

    Learning alien dialect is very important , not only the foreign language helps to exchange thoughts with people from across the world. but also learning foreign language increases the confidence among individuals. In this essay , I shall compare the pros and cons of the most suitable way of learning a foreign language.

    The first step to learn a foreign language is to do self- practice. I believe that this is advantageous because learning the language on your own , may help the individuals to understand it in a better way and it is economical. However, this is not suitable at every point as it can cause troublesome situation for students , they would not be able to get feedback from an expert.

    The next approach that students can take into consideration is hiring the tutor. This is extremely beneficial owing to the fact that language trainers can teach the students to understand the advance level along with that trainers, before beginning of the session trainers provide with their guiding material which helps the student to understand better and is not approachable for each and everyone because it may be expensive and not everybody can afford it.

    Finally , the last approach that would be fruitful for the students is to be a part of the group class . On the one hand , group classes are not only interactive but also they interestingly collaborate which can help them to practice the language among themselves. On the other hand, group classes may decrease the level of personal attention and there is a possibility of comparison among students which may end up demotivating some of them.

    I would like to abridge my thoughts at the end by saying that , each approach has its own benefits for student as studying on their own will help to understand the basic level, whereas private coaching will help them to understand the advanced level and subsequently group classes will lead to polishing the skills of individuals.

  • Abhi

    June 10, 2021 at 8:21 PM

    Learning a new language can also be quite tedious and cumbersome. However, nowadays, the popularity of web-based online language learning apps has shot up, enabling people from various geographical zones, cultural and ethnic backgrounds to learn whenever and wherever they are in the world.

    In my opinion, people who not only study on their own but also the classes and sessions should be online. Nowadays, almost anyone has got constant access to mobile phones, which has been immensely beneficial with respect to learning a new language. These applications are designed and coded with such precision that they have become a handy solution to language barriers as they help to track one’s progress. For example, apps like Duolingo, Grammarly, Ginger provide constant reminders and also analyse one’s progress through detailed graphs and charts. Traveling to such regions or countries where the language is spoken, even if it is not always affordable, helps to accurately comprehend the language.

    On the other hand, with such applications on the market, the actual need to hire native language tutors or multilingual tutors has decreased drastically all over the world. Each and every one has got different needs and special requirements when it comes to learning. Many people prefer an audio-visual aid to writing and reading. Hence, such requirements can not be met in a class, where the attention of the teacher can be divided.

    To conclude, it can be said that, despite the indisputable benefit of learning face to face from learned, experienced and erudite professionals, many people prefer the online method of learning a language. A new language may prompt people to provide critical communication, but learning varies from person to person and is entirely up to them.

  • Robin

    June 11, 2021 at 12:44 AM

    As the world we live today has literally turned into a global village of sorts, at some stage in life we may have to learn a foreign language. There are numerous ways to learn a foreign language, let us discuss the pros and cons of three methods which I find the most effective.

    The first and a more direct way is to go live in the country where a foreign language is spoken. By doing this one gets a chance to listen, speak, read and write to the native speakers of the language. This enables one to pickup the language without even learning it consciously. The day by day interactions with native speakers along with our daily chores helps to get the language registered in our sub conscious mind with its grammar and usage patterns. However, there are some let downs too. It may not be always possible to go live in a country when we desire unless we are there for some other purpose and can simultaneously learn the language too. Another downside is that one may develop a local dialect or slang of the area where they choose to live.

    The next method would be to hire a private tutor to teach the language. A private tutor can give dedicated attention for the pupil and can easily find the strengths and weakness areas and can change the curriculum accordingly. When compared to a classroom approach, a private tutor is more accessible and attentive and also is a solution for the hesitation of some students to clear the doubts which they might think silly, while in front of whole class. Thus private tuition helps achieve the grasp of the language by getting even the fundamental and basic level to advanced level problems and doubts with the language cleared. But the catch here is that the tutor needs to have enough expertise and right attitude to teach the language effectively. The fees may also be on a higher side than classroom or online training.

    Taking lessons as part of a class is effective too. Here the main advantage is that apart from attaining results through the teacher, the learner gets the opportunity to interact with other students too. As the other students also have the same goal of learning the foreign language, these interactions can turn fruitful. A classroom training is also very easy to find nearby. One downside of this approach is that if the number of students in the class is large, the teacher may find it difficult to give attention to each student. Thus some students may not get a chance to identify their weak areas and make improvements.

    Overall, there are many ways to learn a new language. Even though living in the country where the language is actually spoken is the best way, it is also least probable one to make happen. Other methods are equally good, the advent of internet also has opened up many innovative possibilities.

  • Rashmi

    June 11, 2021 at 2:01 AM

    With the advancement of international trade and tourism, studying foreign lingo has become a necessity, achievable by myriad means, such as self study, private coaching, group classes, internet based learning or even shifting base to the country of such dialect, each mode of acquisition of such alien language, having its own pros and cons. Which method is then the best? This essay discusses, a few most effective ones, while also mentioning their respective drawbacks.

    To begin with, self study, which has gained unprecedented popularity with the advent of self learning language apps such as Duolingo, Mylingo, which provide flexibity as also comfort of taking lessons at ones one pace, apart from the basic versions being provided free of cost, making them more popular in younger generation who are adept at using electronic gadgets. However, this method is often criticised as being in-effective apart from being monotonous as it lacks the interactive education apart from being less friendly for the elder population. For instance, a recent survey by a leading magazine, found that 70% users of such apps are below the age of 25.

    Group lessons in class, ought to be mentioned as second, for the sheer economical advantage they present, apart from the advantage of practical learning, often in view of rehearsals of small skits conducted as a group, aiding to understanding of the nuances of the language. This, manner of learning is claimed by several people to be cumbersome, for instance requiring the pupil to travel to the class, so also providing less personal attention each member thereby slow learners are not able to cope up and often lag behind.

    Last and the most efficacious is perhaps, the personal coaching, a learning led by a trained linguist, offering one to one training, at the stride of the learner, with special emphasis on pronunciation coupled with confidence built due to convenient interaction with the trainer, without fear of being disgraced by fellow students in case of errors. Inspite of the several brownie points, some do claim that this method is a privilege, targeting the elite due to the enormous costs involved apart from being not feasible universally due to dearth of experienced language trainers coupled with the strain to trace them. For instance, finding a trained teacher, for most foreign languages, has been found to be a challenge in rural areas so also tier II cities, as revealed in a recent report of the education department of India.

    Therefore, in my perspective, irrefutably, personal tutoring tops the list of being the most effective remedy for mastering different languages, especially in metropolitan cities. However, making it cost effective so also more accessible, by training language educators even in smaller cities and country side, along-with maintaining a database for locating these trainers, will certainly benefit the language enthusiasts.

  • Rahul

    June 11, 2021 at 9:48 AM

    Learning a foreign language is a really a good method of improving your communication skills and keep your brain active as well as young. There are several methods available for studying foreign language, but which one is best is always debatable. This essay explains the positive and negative development of different methods available for leaning foreign language.

    To start with the positive development of each learning method available is hiring a private tutor who teaches you a new language with their full attention as you are the only student in the class and there are huge chances that you will learn the language faster. The other method available is taking lessons as part of class where you can participate in the discussion with other students and can practice talking to other students in the foreign language. Taking online classes is also a best way to learn foreign language for those students who lives far away from the city and there are no coaching institute available in their area so they can save their travelling time with online classes.

    Moving to negative consequence of these methods are taking lessons with a private tutor is a little bit costly as you are the only student in the class and the tutor will charge higher fees. If we go for taking lessons as part of the class, it may be relatively cheaper, but the student will not get the proper attention of the teacher as they must focus on each student in the class. Even taking online lessons is not encourage by most of the students especially those who are not familiar with the technology and there is a need of internet and device to attend the class which anyone cannot afford easily.

    Taking everything into consideration I must say that all the methods of learning have its own merits and demerits but as per opinion the traditional approach of learning in a class is the best way to learn a new language with all other students as everyone can discuss their opinion and can equally participate in the class.

  • Jasmeet

    June 11, 2021 at 10:09 AM

    Learning a foreign language fuels one’s intelligence and makes their job prospects brighter. People have learning advantage. There are numerous ways to learn a foreign language. In this essay I will discuss about three ways with their merits and demerits at the same time.

    To practice on your own is the first and easiest way to adapt a foreign language and this can be the most self reliant way to learn language with economic benefits. “Practice makes the man perfect” is apt for this way of getting into alien language. However, there may be chances of going on wrong track as no one is there to guide as well as rectify the mistakes. This may discourage self study method.

    Secondly, taking lessons as part of a class can also be considered as one of the best ways. The more we get to interact with our peers and teachers, the more we learn. Number of group activities to make people learn can be more fruitful as they get to know each other also can learn various other native language of different people learning at the same time. Lack of personal attention and demotivation can be disadvantage of this type of learning. Due to number of students in class can be the reason that people are not able to concentrate and therefore, learn.

    The third way of swotting the external language can be taking lessons online. Learning the things from the comfort of your home or anywhere we want can be super advantageous for those who are unable to commute or are in remote locations. It brings the economical benefits along but fault at few points like, lack of practical knowledge and face to face communication.

    In conclusion, I would say each of the strategy is truly advantageous. Pure determination can surely help in achieving the desired goal. Otherwise taking lessons as part of the class is most effective according to me.

  • Faizal

    June 11, 2021 at 10:13 AM

    Leaning other country’s language is extremely important nowadays, because it help us to open doors to uncountable opportunities. It can change our way of thinking and also learning foreign language increases the confidence among people. In this essay, I will talk about pro and cons of learning a foreign language.

    As per my thoughts, learning by yourself is the best way of acquire something because there is no time limit and internet is the place where you can find hundreds of materials about your desired subject. Some people do not like to learn from others because their way of approaching something are different. On the other hand, one of the main disadvantage of this method is that there is no one to judge you, whether you are going in correct path or, you have to figure out on your own.

    The next approach is to take tuition from an individual teacher. Private teacher can teach you the foreign language in more proper manner because he is already best in that field. And this method can be proved less time consuming. I was very weak student in English subject but because of my private tutor I was able to achieve good grades in it. While, this method can become horrible when you choose your tutor without knowing his background.

    Learning foreign language in bunch of people is the way of learning effectively because in this method, we can learn from experience of the people and repetition of one topic due to class exercise. Group discussion is the one of the best way of learning any language. Although, sometimes a teacher cannot pay attention due to lots of numbers of students and limited time period he have.

    In conclusion, learning individually or by hiring teacher or attending group class, it all depends on people in which method they are comfortable to learn foreign language. And it also depends on the will power of people.

  • Lakshmi Prasanna

    June 11, 2021 at 10:26 AM

    Learning a foreign language adds weight to the profile and increases the chance to grab the work opportunities. Learning alien dialect not only helps professionally but also personally. It increases self confidence in individuals and makes us to communicate with the foreign people effectively. In this essay, I shall compare the pros and cons of the most suitable ways in learning the language.

    Firstly, I believe that self-learning is the best way to learn foreign language. This way helps to the people who are economically not strong. However, in this modern era everything is possible to learn via online apps. But this way may not help to all the people, as few people may not good at self- learning.

    The second method is taking lessons as a part of the class. This way is advantage to most of the people, they can interact with tutor man to man to clear their doubts. Moreover, they can practice via communicating the foreign language with fellow students and can develop their skill. But here the disadvantage is the tuition fees will be at high range, which can’t afford by many students.

    The last and best method to learn the foreign language is living in a country where the language is spoken. We get chance to read, speak, write the language in our day to day activities and it helps us pick up the language very easily without even any conscious. But the disadvantage is we can’t go to foreign country without any purpose, so there will be less chances to learn the foreign language in this way.

    I would like to abridge my thoughts at the end, each approach has its own pros and cons. Even though the best way to learn alien dialect is to live in the country where foreign language speaks, it is not possible in most of the cases. Students who are not economically strong and capable to learn by self can go with the method of self-learning. Students who can afford to pay for tutors is the best way to attend the class to polish their skills.

  • Mishi

    June 11, 2021 at 10:32 AM

    Learning an overseas language requires a lot of attention and willpower. In this essay, I will be comparing three convenient ways of learning a foreign language. I am going to elucidate three ways and they are the following, studying on your own, taking lessons with a private tutor, and taking lessons as part of a class.

    First and foremost, I believe studying on your own terms is a very beneficial and less stressful way of learning a foreign language. For example, the Korean language can be learnt via watching videos and listening to songs in that particular language and trying to imitate the language. Nevertheless, there are some cons to this method as there is no evaluation a person may not know their fault, which can lead to a wrong approach towards the language hence, making this way less suitable.

    Secondly, there is the way of taking private tuition, this is a very suitable way of learning a foreign language. For example, a tutor can guide you in a way that is more desirable and fascinating, a tutor will evaluate you and bring your focus towards the correct viewpoint .the very disadvantage of this is that some students may find it difficult to open up to a tutor thus making it difficult to learn the language.

    lastly, taking lessons as part of a class can bring forward the competitive spirit that can raise your learning . For instance, exam conductions can boost up your ways of approaching the language. but there is a disadvantage of this way and that is some people might get discouraged by a lot of competitors around and also can lose their confidence making it difficult to focus on learning.

    To conclude, I strongly believe that one should try learning a foreign language the way they prefer. this is because it can give them satisfaction as well as the pleasure of learning it their own way.

  • E Anjali

    June 11, 2021 at 10:04 PM

    Exploring different cultures around the world is often an area of interest for many. While travelling and experiencing various verities of traditions, having knowledge in native languages aids in better understanding of the places. In the following discussions let’s look at ways in which we could learn foreign languages.

    We could see people seeking different aids in learning foreign languages and the most popular among them being taking lessons as part of a class. The curriculum in almost all regions includes foreign languages such as English which in fact is a global language of communication. Even though all the students may not receive attention from tutor where some can lag behind, this compulsory learning of language comes useful in many situations of life including handling billings, banking or even at an international airport.

    Taking foreign language lessons is now possible at the ease of home where you are provided with a number of online platforms. Some of them are generous enough to provide free resources for students and at times adults too. This way of learning is mostly utilised by working people and people lacking means of travelling. Online sessions can even include live interactions with the tutor and classmates through which the inhibition of conversing can be gotten rid of.

    Utilizing the above mentioned online resources people nowadays are found engaged in self teaching of foreign languages. Especially younger generations are influenced by the verities of movies in various languages all over the world. Korean is ones such languages which keeps inspiring younger generations.

    Apart from all these methods ,anyone inspiring for a better results in mastering a foreign language opt for a personal tutor where they could receive all the attention and care of the tutor for themselves.

    To conclude, each way of learning foreign languages got its own pros and cons.But as far as I could analyze, basic knowledge in any language can be acquired by any of above discussed methods but opting for a personal tutor is a brave decision in case of strong willingness to master at any language.

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