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Learn VS Study

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WHY, after struggling for 11 years in school, many of us are still not able to communicate well in English?
Interested to know? Okay, I'll tell you why...
It is because, in school, we did not learn English, but instead we studied English. That's the problem. Confused? Let me explain the difference between "learn" and "study".
When we learn something, we will be able to use it to perform a certain task. For example, if we learn to play badminton, we will learn its rules and skills. After some practice, we will be able to play badminton. The more we play the better we become.
On the other hand, when we study something, we will gain knowledge which is not necessarily usable. For instance, if we study history, we will gain knowledge regarding historical events, places, people and so on. However, it does not make us good at anything (accept writing answers for exams).
Now, let's get to my point. What we did in school was, we studied English grammar, poems, …

Language Is Important

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Nowadays, language skills are more important than mathematics skills. Why? If you want to do business, you need to speak and write to sell your products and services. If you go for job interviews, you will definitely need to speak and write. To be able to speak and write effectively, you must have a good command of the language (be it Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin, etc). In case you are required to calculate something, just take out your smart phone and use the calculator! Get the message? --- Madam Fatimi Estar English as 2nd Language Learning Guru

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