English is a compulsory subject from kindergarten to year twelve, taught in most schools here in Australia. Australia has a very heavy monolingual bias which is heavily woven into our legal, educational and commercial systems. Therefore, expertise in english is greatly rewarded, and broken grammar, bad spelling or otherwise poor english often correlate with less success. Whether it is because they are learning english as a second language or whatever else the case might be, many individuals struggle with the learning of english. The aim of this blog is to help you to find a solution for this.
Firstly, if you are a student in any grade level who knows that english is not their best subject, it is highly recommended that you receive tutoring for assistance. This is a course which is compulsory from kindergarten until the end of all schooling, and there is good reason for that. Here at K12 academy, we make sure that all our students have mastered the foundational knowledge that they need to know about any topic so that extensions of this knowledge become possible. Our qualified and wonderful teachers will help every child achieve the best of their ability. If you are seeking for improvement in english, then K12’s HSC english tutoring is certainly suggested for you.
Furthermore, to accomplish better grades in your assignments, be sure to ask your teacher for the correct guidance. Always try to start working on your assignments at least two weeks earlier than the due date. This will give you a proper chance to ask your teacher for suitable feedback during the process of drafting and redrafting your work. Preparing drafts of your work before the final copy allows teachers to give you appropriate notes to make progress with. For that reason, it is definitely a brilliant idea to get your assessment tasks reviewed before handing them in.
Finally, once you are in a routine of tutoring and proactive homework completion, you must get into the habit of practicing. Practice makes perfect. Make a promise to yourself that you will dedicate half an hour to one hour every day just for english. You can do this by revising through notes that your teacher has provided you with, or by buying a workbook which caters for the areas you are struggling with. There is a great educational website known as ‘Fun English Games for Kids’ which contains a great range of interactive activities. There are games, worksheets, quizzes, videos and more. It is a free, yet effective, tool for children to use. Another way to enjoy and learn at the same time is reading a book. It is the perfect way to extend your vocabulary and captivate yourself in an engaging story. Through books you subconsciously extend your skills in spelling, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, descriptive techniques, idiomatic expressions and knowledge of the world. Practicing your english through workbooks, websites and reading are all very effective ways of increasing your skill.
The english language is one of the most powerful tools that there are in Australia. Trying to get through life here without english proficiency is like trying to mow a lawn with blunt scissors; you’ll get there, but there was really no reason for you to have to struggle so much in the first place. Work on literacy and it will become a strong foundation for all your future endeavours.