• I have a few suggestions that might help. I understand one of the things that students face is a serious lack of time, and having one more meeting a week (for the English club) seems like a lot. In addition, you have to find time outside of the club meeting to practice what you are learning.

    Why not have an online English club? Then you could include people like Zura who want to learn English but don’t live near you.

    Instead of a blog (although it could be a private blog), use a forum. The study materials would be English fiction novels…start with easier to read ones at first and as time goes on, go with the more difficult ones. Reading lists wouldn’t be hard to google.

    The moderator could assign perhaps a chapter a week of the chosen book. People would be encouraged to read the chapter aloud, as well as reading it silently to themselves. Then at the end of the week, people could log on to the forum and discuss (in English) what they thought the chapter meant, what they liked, what they noticed about the characters and plot.

    You could also work with movies in English – watch a movie one week a month and discuss that movie the same way as the book.

    Christopher was right when he talked about passion. You have to have the desire, before you can learn. Like Yuri, you have to find out why it is important to you to do this, and then tackle it.

    But you also have to make it accessible and fun. Who wants one more dull subject to try and learn? Good books, adventure books, mysteries, fantasies – they are abundant and fun…the club members can vote on which ones to read. Hopefully your libraries have English copies of these books (I know students all over the world don’t often have much money :P). The movies can be rented for a small amount, or you can borrow from friends.

    How about it? Maybe you could have an English-speaking person or two join the club to help out with idioms and colloquialisms as well. I would be willing to help that way (but I don’t want to organize it – that would be up to you all). πŸ™‚

    Give it a thought anyhow.

    March 22, 2011
  • we migth head in abroad or rather.., that english is only about speaking, tense,TOEFL (for hunting score) and so on but also about creating a world which people around the world could unite together in various ways and perspective.

    I would say thet english is one way. yes, we can choose. πŸ™‚

    March 20, 2011
  • I guess it’s impossible to apply your argument in number 3. Say your plan of giving reward and punishment clearly in order that we know how THE WAY the faculty can handle a lot of things about the rule on giving reward and punishment. How’ll they know if there are students or perhaps workers do the english day or not?
    The faculty is the faculty, it’s not the same as “a school” ^_^

    March 18, 2011
  • i hope it will become real, especially for your describe at number 3. english day for students, lecturers and workers. and the faculty will give the reward and punishment too πŸ˜€

    March 15, 2011
  • English is no more familiar to me since I became a university student. No English lesson, no reading English textbook, no conversation in English, and worse, no trigger to practice.
    It’s just too bad.
    Guess I do need an English club.

    March 15, 2011
  • ngeri nih kalo udah ngomong inggris, itu kelemahan saya. πŸ™

    March 14, 2011
  • wow, your English is marvelous! I wish I could join your club… One thing for sure, I’m not even a UNAND Pharmasy student.

    U guyz have brilliant idea. Why don’t you build another English Club zone? Like Sumatera Bloggers English Club or something like that? I’m in Pekanbaru, and when I was in High School, I joined English Debate Club… And my English now is keep decreasing by time goes without practicing. The only thing helps me get rid of it is just, blogging. And it is stiff without interaction with others. I like your club’s plan, wish I could join in another club. Please notify me if you would build some.


    March 14, 2011
    • Your English is obviously amazing indeed.
      This is just the beginning. We are now still trying to find the most effective way to promote English learning for busy students like our faculty :mrgreen: I think this manner is only suitable fro students as it requires weekly meeting and sometimes outdoor activities.
      English club for bloggers…? can be… but, perhaps not now, or not me… πŸ™‚

      March 15, 2011
      • why not brotha? … but, ya, we can join another blog whose language is english… i think so… πŸ™‚

        March 15, 2011
  • πŸ™‚ good writing mas…

    kadang belajar karena terpaksa lebih baik daripada belajar dengan rencana dan rencana.. wkakakakak…

    March 14, 2011
  • kunjungan perdana neh.. salam

    March 14, 2011
  • the key is practice to speak english and don’t shy if your grammar is wrong πŸ™‚

    March 13, 2011
  • One thing that makes me give up learning english is vocabulary. I don’t have good memory. Each time I find a new word, I search in dictionary. But afterward, I forget the word. πŸ˜€

    March 13, 2011
    • You will have a good memory of English vocabularies by practice it whenever you can. You have blog, you have an asset. Why don’t u utilize it after all… πŸ™‚

      Good luck!

      March 14, 2011
  • berkunjung sore ..


    March 13, 2011
  • Christopher

    Learning English isn’t that hard as long as we have what it takes to learn english: Passion.
    Passion by definition is a strong feeling or emotion towards something. So when are passionate about english, i mean when we’re passionate of improving our english, then we’ll able to improve it despite difficulties.

    March 13, 2011
  • like the third and fourth point…

    *need to have discussion with the faculty..

    March 13, 2011
  • By reading english articles, people can improve their english slowly but sure. Thaks to you too for writing many english articles. Those are not only useful for you-as a writerreally, but also us-as readers πŸ˜€

    March 13, 2011
  • great..
    i like ur describe at number 2,,, it’s true,.
    it’s make us become rare to practise english..

    not confident is also make students difficult in learning english

    March 12, 2011

    March 12, 2011

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