My Mother wants to learn english especially spo...

My Mother wants to learn english especially spoken. Need suggestions and recommendations

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My mom wants to learn English. She studied from Hindi medium till class 10th and had eng as 3rd language. its like 30 years since she passed class 10th.

Can anyone suggest from where can I start ? Any youtube channel or website suggestions ?
I was thinking to subrcribe such channel in Airtel dth if any ,what say ?

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Bharti Airtel’s DTH service Airtel digital TV has launched a new interactive service, iEnglish, to help subscribers hone their English speaking skills.

The service offers English language tutorials based on an audio-visual format, animated characters and quizzes for easy comprehension

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Good to hear she is keen to learn Eng, well I wish her all the best… considering the information u provided, subscribe to “TS Madaan” youtube channel, the guy named Avval has got some really good content for vernacular students, secondly start slow and steady as little as just 45 mins daily but consistently. Start shifting to english content as much as possible even if she isn’t comfortable with the lang, like Watching English cooking shows, English news App, English News channels, Hollywood movies etc..Idea here is to get maximum exposure to the new language she is learning.

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Duolingo is a good app + Watching English movies or documentaries with subtitles can really help

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LilRoot wrote:

Duolingo is a good app + Watching English movies or documentaries with subtitles can really help

ibut duolingo doesnt work for people who dont know eng as their teaching medium will be eng i guess

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Key to learn anything is ‘use’. If she starts talking in English every day then she will learn it very quickly, otherwise she will forget whatever she learns from youtube or apps. Experiential learning is best way to learn. Let her talk in english and you can correct her (only if you know stuck_out_tongue) without being angry.

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Best way to learn a language is to listen and speak it.
Make her listen to BBC world service. She can do that even while doing household work.
And also insist that she speaks only in English at home.
Also, most Indians tend to frame sentences in their native language in their mind and then translate it. Thats the worse possible mistake. Make her to think directly in English while speaking.

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Tera_Jija wrote:

Key to learn anything is ‘use’. If she starts talking in English every day then she will learn it very quickly, otherwise she will forget whatever she learns from youtube or apps. Experiential learning is best way to learn. Let her talk in english and you can correct her (only if you know stuck_out_tongue) without being angry.

i like speaking english over hindi,rather staying in kolkata am compelled to speak hindi as people dont take much interest in conversation if one talks in english,freinds think you are being formal instead of casual or you trying to show off. stuck_out_tongue

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siddudeagarwal wrote:

i like speaking english over hindi,rather staying in kolkata am compelled to speak hindi as people dont take much interest in conversation if one talks in english,freinds think you are being formal instead of casual or you trying to show off. stuck_out_tongue

People in Kolkata speak in Hindi?? Thats a new one.

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siddudeagarwal wrote:

i like speaking english over hindi,rather staying in kolkata am compelled to speak hindi as people dont take much interest in conversation if one talks in english,freinds think you are being formal instead of casual or you trying to show off. stuck_out_tongue

You are correct bro but you will have to use it in your day to day life if you want to be proficient in it. If there is no use of it then there is no point in learning it.

This is true for every skill that you learn. If you don’t add your skill to your lifestyle then you will eventually lose it.

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In case if she is interested in Hollywood movies / TV series

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panchabhut wrote:

People in Kolkata speak in Hindi?? Thats a new one.

they prefer bengali but they are comfotable in Hindi. Although everyone knows english but they dont engage that much in conversation if you speak english. I have tried a lot in coachings,american library,etc various places. they find you more amusing and friendly if you speak hindi or bengali

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they prefer bengali but they are comfotable in Hindi. Although everyone knows english but they dont engage that much in conversation if you speak english. I have tried a lot in coachings,american library,etc various places. they find you more amusing and friendly if you speak hindi or bengali

I spent nearly 3 decades in Kolkata in different phases and I can personally confirm that people there prefer Bengali or English rather than Hindi. And local people visiting USIS/American Library definitely prefer to speak in English only. Only those who are not originally from Bengal and are from other States, particularly Hindi speaking belt, prefer to speak in Hindi.
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panchabhut wrote:
I spent nearly 3 decades in Kolkata in different phases and I can personally confirm that people there prefer Bengali or English rather than Hindi. And local people visiting USIS/American Library definitely prefer to speak in English only. Only those who are not originally from Bengal and are from other States, particularly Hindi speaking belt, prefer to speak in Hindi.

I am mainly talking about teenagers or students or people who just joined jobs after passing out college. They know english well and also speak ok but unlike Bangalore in south India in kolkata they dont take that much interest if you speak english over hindi or bengali. I have tested it perosnally on many people, when i approached them in hindi or bengali, or cracked jokes in hindi or bengali they were more interested to talk and respond. Nobody will deny talking in english but they dont get that feel like you do in bangalore thats for the fact

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siddudeagarwal wrote:

I am mainly talking about teenagers or students or people who just joined jobs after passing out college. They know english well and also speak ok but unlike Bangalore in south India in kolkata they dont take that much interest if you speak english over hindi or bengali. I have tested it perosnally on many people, when i approached them in hindi or bengali, or cracked jokes in hindi or bengali they were more interested to talk and respond. Nobody will deny talking in english but they dont get that feel like you do in bangalore thats for the fact

Yes, Bengali people prefer to speak in Bengali only. However, my experience with teenagers, college goers and freshers at Kolkata had been that they prefer English over Hindi and Bangla over English.
People from South still mostly refuse to accept Hindi as a language. So they either speak in their own language or in English.

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Yes, Bengali people prefer to speak in Bengali only. However, my experience with teenagers, college goers and freshers at Kolkata had been that they prefer English over Hindi and Bangla over English.
People from South still mostly refuse to accept Hindi as a language. So they either speak in their own language or in English.

now the trend has significantly changed with so many web series,movies,memes,bolly movie etc and everyone having smartphone and internet most prefer Bengali the most and next hindi and last is english. since they dont use spoken english much so they arent that comfortable in conversing in english always.

In bangalore people are equally comfortable in english just like their native language as they get to use it a lot

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siddudeagarwal wrote:

now the trend has significantly changed with so many web series,movies,memes,bolly movie etc and everyone having smartphone and internet most prefer Bengali the most and next hindi and last is english. since they dont use spoken english much so they arent that comfortable in conversing in english always.

In bangalore people are equally comfortable in english just like their native language as they get to use it a lot

The different states in South have different languages which are completely separate from one another. The only thing common among them is their allergy towards Hindi. So they automatically opt for English as the main language of communication. Same thing is also applicable in North East. Some NE States even have multiple languages within it. Nagaland has 17 tribes, each with its distinct unique language. So the official State language of Nagaland is English.

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The different states in South have different languages which are completely separate from one another. The only thing common among them is their allergy towards Hindi. So they automatically opt for English as the main language of communication. Same thing is also applicable in North East. Some NE States even have multiple languages within it. Nagaland has 17 tribes, each with its distinct unique language. So the official State language of Nagaland is English.

South doesn’t have any allergy to Hindi, atleast in kerala. It’s like saying people in Delhi have allergy to malayalam/tamil/kannada/telugu. We don’t have any practical use for a language other than mother tongue and english. Every one in kerala talks in malayalam and malayalam-english combo called manglish stuck_out_tongue . All official documents are in malayalam/english. So no use of Hindi/tamil/kannada/telugu/any others, even if you know it.

Many of the people in kerala even study hindi as another language in school. We just memorize some of it, vomit it in exam papers and couple of months after, forget the whole thing because we are not using it. Many people watch bollywood movies. They understand hindi well, but when it comes to talking, “naam kya hee hoo hoom hyiim hem?”, and switches over to malayalam/english. smile

I have some school buddies who are having businesses like granite showrooms, restaurants,various other shops etc.. They have employees from bengal and surrounding regions, ‘cause of that, they are fluent in hindi.Me, I can’t even complete a single sentence in hindi/punjabi even after 2yrs here in chandigarh. (My brain is little bit on the slower side. sunglasses ) Every one talks to me in English, so I am not able to pick up hindi/punjabi.

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South doesn’t have any allergy to Hindi, atleast in kerala. It’s like saying people in Delhi have allergy to malayalam/tamil/kannada/telugu. We don’t have any practical use for a language other than mother tongue and english. Every one in kerala talks in malayalam and malayalam-english combo called manglish stuck_out_tongue . All official documents are in malayalam/english. So no use of Hindi/tamil/kannada/telugu/any others, even if you know it.

Many of the people in kerala even study hindi as another language in school. We just memorize some of it, vomit it in exam papers and couple of months after, forget the whole thing because we are not using it. Many people watch bollywood movies. They understand hindi well, but when it comes to talking, “naam kya hee hoo hoom hyiim hem?”, and switches over to malayalam/english. smile

I have some school buddies who are having businesses like granite showrooms, restaurants,various other shops etc.. They have employees from bengal and surrounding regions, ‘cause of that, they are fluent in hindi.Me, I can’t even complete a single sentence in hindi/punjabi even after 2yrs here in chandigarh. (My brain is little bit on the slower side. sunglasses ) Every one talks to me in English, so I am not able to pick up hindi/punjabi.

but mallus are damn cool and they own all bakeries in the city smiling_imp sunglasses Bangalore and mallus are like oxygen and lifeline for each other stuck_out_tongue

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sence wrote:

South doesn’t have any allergy to Hindi, atleast in kerala. It’s like saying people in Delhi have allergy to malayalam/tamil/kannada/telugu. We don’t have any practical use for a language other than mother tongue and english. Every one in kerala talks in malayalam and malayalam-english combo called manglish stuck_out_tongue . All official documents are in malayalam/english. So no use of Hindi/tamil/kannada/telugu/any others, even if you know it.

Many of the people in kerala even study hindi as another language in school. We just memorize some of it, vomit it in exam papers and couple of months after, forget the whole thing because we are not using it. Many people watch bollywood movies. They understand hindi well, but when it comes to talking, “naam kya hee hoo hoom hyiim hem?”, and switches over to malayalam/english. smile

I have some school buddies who are having businesses like granite showrooms, restaurants,various other shops etc.. They have employees from bengal and surrounding regions, ‘cause of that, they are fluent in hindi.Me, I can’t even complete a single sentence in hindi/punjabi even after 2yrs here in chandigarh. (My brain is little bit on the slower side. sunglasses ) Every one talks to me in English, so I am not able to pick up hindi/punjabi.

People from Bengal do not speak in Hindi. They speak in their own mother tongue. Same applies to people from Odisha, though many from Southern Odisha also speak Telegu. People from Bihar and Jharkhand speak in Hindi, rather dialects of Hindi. So, “employees from bengal and surrounding regions” cannot be all speaking in Hindi.
And as you yourself admit, people from South are unwilling to speak in Hindi, even if they understand it.
And as for people from Delhi, 99% of them do not know the difference between Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu. For them, all people from South speak Madrasi. I stayed in Delhi for more than a decade.

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People from Bengal do not speak in Hindi. They speak in their own mother tongue. Same applies to people from Odisha, though many from Southern Odisha also speak Telegu.
And as you yourself admit, people from South are unwilling to speak in Hindi, even if they understand it.
And as for people from Delhi, 99% of them do not know the difference between Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu. For the, all people from South speak Madrasi. I stayed in Delhi for more than a decade.

My dear brother, you didn’t get what I was saying. There’s nothing to do with the “unwillingness” in speaking hindi by people in south. Can I say you’re unwilling to speak malayalam or french or latin? No, you don’t know those languages and you don’t have any use with them.

For your kind information, nobody in kerala hates hindi. Some of my friends up here in north thought like that. Like we think it’s inferior language or something. That is not the case. We don’t know it and we don’t have any occasion to use it. Same way you don’t know malayalam and you don’t have any use with it. In fact if a malayali sees another malayali speaks hindi, this will be his expression https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/613755/medium/6618580P5wGah5.gif?1587493981 and his thoughts will be, “Damn, he is fancy, speaking another language.”

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siddudeagarwal wrote:

now the trend has significantly changed with so many web series,movies,memes,bolly movie etc and everyone having smartphone and internet most prefer Bengali the most and next hindi and last is english. since they dont use spoken english much so they arent that comfortable in conversing in english always.

In bangalore people are equally comfortable in english just like their native language as they get to use it a lot

You are not born and brought up here are you?

The real people of Kolkata never preferred or spoke Hindi, they always used Bengali or English. However, yes, as there are lots of people coming to this city from outside of late, and the culture of the city has changed significantly. Now in train or bus I hear them speaking in Hindi only, and some other languages as well. But they do not originate from here.

Anyway, if your mother wants to speak English fluently or properly, as a few have suggested, first ask her to read english newspapers, then listen to the BBC news and most importantly the speaking, she has to keep speaking in English, as much as she can. Without practising speaking, no one can speak English properly, no matter how in depth knowledge you have on the language. My mother is English MA, but she can’t even construct a simply sentence anymore as she has not spoken in English in over 30 years. So, practising is the key.

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