如何使用網路英文學習資源

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How to Use Online English Learning Resources

As most of you know, the Bilingual Lounge has been providing language learning resources for years. You can find our mission statement here: https://bit.ly/2BaENzJ

多數追蹤我們粉專的人都知道,多年來雙語視界一直提供語言學習資源。這裡記錄了我們的使命與目標:https://bit.ly/2BaENzJ

It’s been a rewarding experience, but sometimes users have difficulty understanding how to use our resources despite our explanatory posts and videos. Thus, this post will deal with some of these concerns and provide a guideline on how to use “free” online learning resources.

此一經驗無疑是值得的,但有時即便我們提供了解說文與影片,仍有同學不太理解該如何使用我們的資源。因此,本文將解決其中一些問題,並提供如何「免費」使用網路學習資源的指南。


1. What content do I need?

我該選擇什麼內容?

The first concern is that there are so many resources, so how do we know which is suitable? First, this problem arises because students often do not have a learning goal or more obtainable objectives. Language learners need first to know their learning goals and find out their starting point before they can even look for suitable resources. Please refer to these posts. They are the questions you could first ask yourself:

第一個問題是,網路資源何其多,我們怎麼知道哪個適合我?首先,會有這個問題,是因為學生通常缺乏學習目的(learning goal)或更容易達成的目標(obtainable objectives)。語言學習者需先了解自身的學習目的,找到自己的起點,才能找到適合的資源。詳參下列貼文。它們是你挑選教材之前可以先考量的問題:

📌該如何學習英文?
https://bit.ly/39ev2f9

📌如何制定英文學習目標:
https://bit.ly/3dRcq94

📌如何成為自主的學習者:
https://youtu.be/HFXVicFbKn0

📌該如何線上學習?
https://bit.ly/2BZeNYo

📌如何挑選「好老師」?
https://youtu.be/NSkVxKkdrXo

Also, there are concerns that some online resources cost money. I think students can think over this one carefully. There are tons of free resources and courses out there. On Coursera, for example, there is a paid certification option, but most likely, there is also a free version. I’m fairly certain every organization and teacher has a different definition for what is “free." Students need to read the terms and carefully select what they need. 

同時,有人擔心有些網路資源需要花錢。我個人認為,學生可仔細考慮這點。網路上有大量的免費資源與課程。例如,在 Cousera 上有付費的認證選項,但也有免費的服務。我相信各個機構或老師對「免費」的定義和看法都不同。學生需仔細閱讀條款並謹慎選擇。學生需仔細閱讀條款並謹慎選擇。

📌免費線上英文課程:
https://bit.ly/3pwG222

📌各國名校的免費線上課程:
https://bit.ly/3PT8ypH


2. How do I know what is suitable for me? How do I use online resources?

該如何確知自己適合什麼?該如何使用網路資源?

By having clearly defined goals and obtainable micro objectives, students can better select the materials that meet their needs. If it’s reading, then they can consider Lexile level. If their interest lies in technology, they can focus on beginning articles written in that domain.

藉由明確的目的與可達成的小目標,學生能更好地選擇滿足自身需求的教材。如果是閱讀,那麼他們可以考慮藍思閱讀分級(Lexile level)。如果他們的興趣在科技,他們可以關注該領域的文章。

📌藍思閱讀分級: https://lexile.com/

Do some research and ask your teachers before first leaping into the first “free resource” you find and trying to remember all the vocabulary words. Any resource can be harmful if we do not know how to use it. Learning to speak by memorizing every word in the dictionary and reciting them may be a futile endeavor. I have seen many students recite words without errors, yet they cannot form a complete sentence when speaking and writing.

在試著記住你所找到的第一份「免費資源」裡的所有詞彙以前,請先做足功課並諮詢你的老師。若我們不懂該如何使用它,任何資源都可能是有害的。比如說,記住字典裡的每個單詞來學習口說,很可能徒勞無功。我見過許多學生有能力背誦幾十張單字表,但在口說與寫作時,卻連一句完整的句子都無法成形。

Here are some resources in each domain that might help you:

下列各領域的資源或許對你有所幫助:


📌英語口說學習:https://bit.ly/3ABKVgx
📌英文聽力學習https://bit.ly/3IhsuyM
📌英文閱讀學習:https://bit.ly/3cdcALx
📌學術閱讀和寫作:http://bit.ly/2ZF29oR
📌學術寫作句型大全:https://bit.ly/3px3V9K


3. Are there any disadvantages to online learning materials?

網路的學習資源是否有其缺點?

I can’t speak for all, but I design free materials for a more general audience. For example, “News English" is designed for high intermediate to advanced learners, but I cannot restrict beginning learners from accessing it. Thus, this is a tricky area to navigate when creating free online learning materials.

我不能代表所有人,但我所設計的免費教材是為了多數的普羅大眾。例如,新聞英語的設計通常是為了中高級學習者,但我不能限制初學者獲取它們。因此,免費教材的設計無疑是個難以言喻的領域。

In Breaking News English, for example, I list many vocabulary words, not because I want students to memorize all of them, but because I am unsure whether it’s a beginning student or teacher using the content. Everyone has access to these resources and should modify them.

又比如說,在突發新聞英語中,我列出了許多詞彙,但我並非想讓學生記住所有內容,而是我不確定教材的受眾是初學者還是老師。每個人都可以取用這些資源,並修改它們。

Paid online content might also suffer from this problem, but it’s usually tailored to a specific audience. Paid learning materials are made to help a small group of learners with focused goals through intensive paid instruction. In contrast, free content is for the learner, or teacher, to use for any purposes ranging from vocabulary learning to leisurely reading. Again, learners must know their learning goals and objectives, use an appropriate learning approach, and modify the learning content accordingly. Know what you want and take what you need. You can refer to this post for some general guidance if learning vocabulary is your aim:

付費的網路內容也可能會遇到上述問題,但它通常是為了特定受眾而量身打造。付費的學習教材是藉由密集的付費課程,幫助一小群有明確目標的學習者。相反的,免費內容是提供學習者或教師用於任何目的,諸如詞彙學習或悠閒地閱讀。再者,學習者必須明確自己的學習目標與目的,使用適當的學習方法,並據此調整學習內容。知道你想要什麼,各取所需。如果你的目標是學習詞彙,或可參考以下貼文:

📌英文單字學習方法:http://bit.ly/2JGXKvK

Last, some of you might wonder where my weekly news updates and vocabulary learning resources are. I post them on Instagram every other day:

最後,可能會有人想知道我的每週新聞更新以及詞彙學習資源在哪。我每隔一天就會在 Instagram 上發布貼文:


📌Instagram 英文學習「生態系」:https://bit.ly/3px3V9K

Please, do not attempt to memorize every word on these abridged news articles. I listed the key words for the convenience of students and teachers who use them to make their own learning and teaching materials. Please look over the learning approaches and strategies below before using my materials:

請別試圖記住這些新聞文章中的每個單字。我列出了關鍵詞,以便學生與教師使用它們製作自己的學習材料及教材。在使用我的教材之前,請瀏覽以下學習方法與策略:

📌英文單字學習方法:http://bit.ly/2JGXKvK
📌英文文法學習https://bit.ly/3dK4jiu 

📌如何透過時事學英文:https://bit.ly/39zdQHh


4. Final thoughts. TLDR

最後一點想法。

•Know your learning goals and objectives.
•Know your starting point.
•Ask a teacher and your classmates for help.
•Do some research.
•Select the materials that meet your needs.
•Tailor the materials and learn what you need. 

•Learn with others and ask for help. Learning should be a social process.
•Assess to see if you are making progress.

•Adjust your learning goals, objectives, and materials to ensure you’re making progress.
•Become an autonomous learner.

•Help others in kind.

•明確你的學習目標。
•確知你的起點。
•尋求老師與同學的幫助。
•自己稍微做一點研究吧。
•選擇符合自身需求的教材。
•量身定制教材,並學習自己需要的東西。
•與他人一起學習,尋求反饋並從其中學習。學習是個社交過程(social process)。
•定期評估自己是否有所進展。
•不斷地調整學習的目標與教材,確保自己有所進步。
•成為自主學習者。
•不吝幫助他人。

📌英語學習資源大全:http://bit.ly/35HMkBy

Thank you and enjoy learning!

謝謝大家,享受學習吧!


Mission & Vision 宗旨與目標: https://bit.ly/2BaENzJ
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