October 20, 2006

My Learning Goals

I??m major in English Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies. I think that means it contains two main aspects: translation and studies of cultures. Translation requires a capability of a relatively high level of a foreign language (English), and focuses on practice. Studies of cultures require cultural background of the foreign language, concentrating on the theory. But sometimes, I prefer combining them to separating, because I think they interlink closely with each other. Therefore, it is complex but interesting, that??s why I choose this course.

At present, I think the major goal focuses on studying the basis of English language, which are Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. I am confident in Speaking, and am glad to express my opinions to the other people. But I have to admit Listening and Writing are my weaknesses. So I intend to listen BBC News everyday to improve my listening and keep practicing summary after reading newspapers to improve my writing. I believe, in this way, I can get closer to my goals.

I think I like English, from my childhood, without any reasons. Perhaps I like the changes when both languages are translated into each other. So I seldom feel tired on studying English. If I think I am tired, I will listen some nice English songs to have a break, or watch a wonderful English movie.

I like making a list of study before I start to work. What I have to do today, and what I have to do this week, or next week, are clearly written down on a piece of paper. This can help me work effectively. Otherwise, in spare time, I make a plan to read a book or interesting articles each month. It also gives me a lot of inspirations on my studies.


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  1. Tilly Harrison

    You sound like someone who is a good at planning – I’m sure that will help you a lot in your studies here. It’s also a good idea to practise a little every day so I’m glad you are listening to the BBC and summarising what you read in the paper – keep it up!

    27 Oct 2006, 11:38


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