Recently Tow and Xena have raised some points about learning English. I think the first thing a person needs to ask themselves what is my purpose?
Is it just to communicate and be understood, or for academic or business reasons, or to achieve excellence as a teacher.
It is possible to learn English and communicate with a small vocabulary and basic grammar. Take this sentence.
Tomorrow go supermarket, back soon, walk to bus, take bus, buy food, look clothes, perhaps buy clothes.
Tomorrow I will go for a quick visit to the supermarket, I will walk to the bustop to catch the bus. At the supermarket I will mainly be buying food, but I will also look in the clothes section and if I see anything I like I will buy it.
Does the longer, grammatically correct version, actually tell you anything extra from the short version?
It has been claimed that one can communicate in a simple style with just 1500 words, see Globish ( http://www.globish.com/ )
Well now a well trained sheepdog has a working vocabulary of about 700 words (sounds), so you just need to be twice as clever as a dog, is that difficult:-)
So that is the first reason covered. How about academic and business reasons. Well first both in industry, science and commerce, there are specialised words, jargon. However whatever your native language, the jargon tends to be English, you already know it. You might have to say it a bit differently, or spell it differently, but you will soon recognise them.
What about the non jargon, you will need a teacher or a self teach course, but you will need to supplement this. Read books, watch films and videos, find native speaker you can talk to. The internet is good for this, you can sit at home with the internet a microphone and webcam and chat to the world. You might ask why the webcam? A secret to correct speaking is watching the mouth, tongue and lip movements of the native speaker, you will do this automatically, babies can do it so I'm sure you can:-)
Finally the desire for excellence, there is no quick answer here, it has to be total immersion in the right environment. The right environment is important, choose the wrong environment and you English will be like that of HappyJack, acceptable to some but imcomprehensible to most. (Sorry HJ;-)
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