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Learning a language that is not your native one is a challenge. This challenge is doubled when you are learning it from a adviser who is also a non-native speaker of the language that you are trying to learn.The afore cited challenge comes from the fact that both the teacher and the student think in their native language, then mentally make translations of their thoughts and try to communicate to each other in a language which is alien to them. That language is English in this particular instance.

On the other hand ,there is also that challenge of enhancing ones speaking,listening, reading and writing skills in English.
Speaking is the skill or ability to communicate in English orally; listening is the skill or ability to process the information received; reading is the skill or ability to place and derive meaning from the printed page; writing is a skill of putting one's ideas on paper. Mastery or achieving facility in all the aforementioned aspect of the English language is challenging indeed. It requires practice. Lots and lots of practice. In addition, it also requires dedication and effort. One has to work hard to learn anything. The same is true in learning a second language.

There are approaches or means of learning English as a second language. The first approach is by knowing that learning English or any second language, for that matter, consists more of the acquisition of a set of habits, rather than an intellectual mastery of the technical aspect of English which is grammar, structural pattern, phonetics etc. Complicated? Let us simplify it then: one learns English, or any second language, by using it, in accord with the principle that practice makes perfect, which, in itself, is another challenge....