№11 How I study English


Welcome to Series English! Today I won’t teach you any vocabulary or grammar, I’m just going to tell you my story – how I have been studying English. So let’s start from the very beginning, I studied English at school. I started learning it when I was in the fifth grade. However as long as I am from a teeny-tiny town, you can guess that the teaching was not actually very good, to put it mildly, and I didn’t get profound knowledge of English. However when I turned 13 or 14 my father decided to study English, and he got me and my sister involved. He did a really good job and he is a very good disciplinarian. So that’s why we studied English for like… We had been studying English for three to four hours a day! Can you imagine that? Well, yeah, that’s true. And, well, as long as you think that learning a foreign language is a piece of cake, well, it’s not actually. If you want to do it very quickly and you want to become a fluent speaker then you have to work really hard. So during our lessons, I guess, we did almost everything! We started from picking up some basic vocabulary and learning the pronunciation. Of course it was funny, since we tried to pronounce these words and letters, I mean sound over and over again. And we sounded a little bit silly, I guess, but still. In addition we studied grammar of course. Unfortunately now I can’t recover the title, but if I find it, I will give you the title. So, what else?.. Of course we read a lot and we also listened to different tapes. For that purpose we listened ‘The voice of America’ podcasts, we read them, we listened to them, it was very useful! In addition to that we used… we read different fiction books like Harry Potter, yeah, I read all seven books in original, it was really enjoyable and useful I guess. Also we used video material, at first we watched the video course called ‘Follow me’. Maybe you have heard of it, it is a very interesting, funny course. And in addition to that we also watched different films, like ‘Pretty Woman’ and ‘Six days and seven nights’. We watched ‘Shrek’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’, However we didn’t just watch these films. Of course, at the beginning we watched them for a couple of times to remember the chain of events but after that my father would create mp3 files and we would listen to these parts of the film over and over again. And we would read and translate the script, we would learn and pick up some new vocabulary. It was really interesting and useful. So we studied really hard, and that is the reason why when I finished school I realized, that I want to make linguistics my profession. I want to choose it as my profession and so I did. However I had to pull up treas in order to enter the university, and… however in the end I managed to do that. And well I studied there. At the university we also studied different aspects, However my profession is not only a linguist, but also a translator and an interpreter. So that’s why we practiced translating and interpreting a lot. But it’s also quite useful for language studies. In addition to that we did a lot of listening. We listened to BBC and translated it. orally, that was… we interpreted it. It was a tough assignment at first, but then we got used to it. We read a lot of texts, analyzed them, translated them. We did a lot of good stuff, which was really useful. So and I got a lot from my university, of course. And I guess that starting from the third year I started watching TV series and films in English. My first TV series was ‘Scrubs’, and to tell you the truth it was quite hard at the very beginning. I couldn’t understand a lot. However when I kept doing that I realized that it’s getting more and more understandable for me. It’s getting easier and I enjoyed the process. As you can guess I’m crazy about series, and that is actually a very good way to study a foreign language. And I should also add that, well, they say, that teaching is also a way of learning a foreign language. So as long as I teach English I practice it all the time and revise a lot of grammatical topics and issues. and well this is also studying. OK, I guess that’s it, by the way, speaking about the university, I graduated from it with flying colours, so all excellent marks. However it’s not so important nowadays. I got some perks of course, but this video is not about that. Well actually I’m going to tell you a little bit more about the learning process. And I’m going to devote two more videos… The first one is going to be devoted to beginner and elementary, and the second is going to be devoted to intermediate and higher. So that I could give you some pieces of advice, because here I didn’t give you anything, I just told you about my experience. And of course, there were some drawbacks, there were some advantages. However now I’m able to analyze this process, and understand what was not right, what was good. And that’s why I’m ready to give you my tips. So don’t forget to follow me, subscribe to my YouTube channel. And watch my other videos. Keep up, ask questions, as usual. I really enjoy answering… I feel really confident when I get your feedback. So don’t forget to give me your heart as well – like my videos. And hope to see you soon! Happy English practice! Bye-bye!

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100 thoughts on “№11 How I study English”

  1. Begli Amanov says:

    OMG you're russian??? I can't believe! You have very nice accent! I have never seen such teacher as you in Russia. Good job! Thank you for your videos! I really like them!)))

  2. Kauan Court says:

    You speak pretty well.

  3. ankit bartwal says:

    So sweet girl…..not only by face but also from voice….:)

  4. deyvi salazar says:

    Nice videos, you are such a great and so beautiful teacher 🙂 , thanks for sharing your knowledge and tips

  5. Hemasiri Ratnayake says:

    I'm a Sri  Lankan . I'm very happy to hear the way you speak English and your genuine explanation of how you studied it. I'm sure your lesson will be very help me to improve my knowledge further. Thank you very much!!!!

  6. Betty Wang says:

    I need to read more and listening more

  7. Irina Mozelova says:

    You are a very good teacher! Thanks for sharing your story! That was very interesting!

  8. Edward Keyte says:

    great English language lesson:p Thank you. I will share with my students.

  9. Khmer Komsan Movie says:

    Thanks you I was happy after watch this video

  10. Khmer Komsan Movie says:

    I hope you can teach me more about English 🙂

  11. 정모씨 says:

    hm.. i wanna to learn English.. yes. i`m using eng. but i can`t do well. anyway. is there any script for this videos ,anyotherthings or Link . thank u bye

  12. AngeL Like like Like says:

    Tell me where are u from ? I think your english is very well

  13. Soufiane Illi says:

    i would like to say,your experience to  stady was  so wonderful.i love this beautiful ways

  14. era L says:

    shouldn't be: How do I study english?, maybe I'm wrong, I'm still learning.

  15. ytr nv says:

    Good way to learn English , thanks for you😍

  16. Soufiane Illi says:

    i'm really interested the way how do you prononce the words, good

  17. Dmitry Vlasov says:

    Hello, rid of "However" it's your parasite word.

  18. Tony Hobbs says:

    What a lovely story. Thanks for sharing.

  19. 정희길 says:


  20. Карлыгаш Бердалиева says:

    Very interesting video, i heard with pleasure, i like you lessons, please involve more videos about phonetic side and speaking, thank you! See on you i want to speak more and know english very well as my mother language! One my reasonable question what you think about my englis, what level?🙈😊😀 Thank you, i will wait your videos! 😘

  21. Akhmedova Asiya says:

    Thank u. It was really interesting to listen to your story. I hope your videos will help me to improve my English)))

  22. Lucas Perez Castellanos says:

    Antonia, i am one ofyour biggest fans,and i learn english listening to you, you are my biggest inspiration thanks!!!!

  23. John chipman says:

    Hi, I have just started to watch your videos

    So far, 3 of your videos have just finished and heared your past life too.

    Will ask you question or confusion if I get in future, as I'm not perfect in English


  24. Thon Pso says:

    you're the most beautiful

  25. dvelopp dv says:

    I see. You are real hard-worker. 😀

  26. Anna Deptuła says:

    Wow! What an amazing story. I have been learn English for 9 monts, when I left my old work. The first my motivate was find a better job. When I understand that I encounter the same difficulties (I can't find a new job) because I don't know any language fluently, I started to study very quickly. However I made a lot of mistakes, I have a bit problem with grammar tenses, but I know that my dream comes true. I strated write to another blog, in English. When I am watching this movie, I realized that my study is very important. I know that I can do it. When my English it will be on B1 level I record to my story.

  27. Ivoney Karnal says:

    You talks a lot and very fast! Excellent! I loved it! I'll see the other videos. Until then I will be a Brazilian learning English with a Russian! Ho ho ho!

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  32. Nashville says:

    Отличное произношение, молодец!

  33. Ayzre says:

    I can listen english native speaker so good but when it comes to grammar vocabulary and speaking im really worst at it ,is it weird? how can improved it? Thanks

  34. Dee Singh says:

    another amazing and motivational video from you. I've been learning English on my own for very long time and it's been very difficult for me but after watching this video I feel more motivated and want to practice more and double my efforts, thanks a lot teacher for the great video

  35. bridge to terabithea says:

    thank you.

  36. bridge to terabithea says:

    что ты сказала в конце видео?

  37. bridge to terabithea says:


  38. Иван Иванов says:

    Hi, my name is Ivan and I'm from Russia. I'm studying English, I suggest to practice on Skype: kazachenkoivan2 . Thank you in advance !

  39. Pigeon From North says:

    sometimes, I feel like I wanna give up in my learning English way, but videos like this help me to forget about surrendering, why? at first, as you've told us, you've been learning English for many years, and despite it I can really understand every word, I wanna say thank you for that, now you've got a lot of fans, and you can't stop making videos like this, with pleasure I'm waiting for next your videos, you're great, thank you.

  40. siddiqi Islam says:


  41. Naimatullah Mubarez says:

    Are you Russian?

  42. Kevin A. says:

    First I'm not good at English.
    I have a question.
    She used many times "however" .
    In my opinion it sounds doggedly.
    Is it???
    If it sounds doggedly what can I say it in other words???

  43. Vita Tim says:

    Как правило русскоговорящие преподаватели,я не говорю просто о людях,которые хорошо говорят по-английски,я имею ввиду русских,не живших в англоговорящих странах,говорят с акцентом по-английски.Послушав Вас,Антонина,я думала,что по меньшей мере вы учились в Америке и поэтому так красиво говорите.Здорово.И уроки у Вас очень интересные.

  44. jugraj singh says:

    good dear very nice and easy

  45. daniele doyle says:

    Thank you
    for your enlightening  English lessons…..
    but studying Russian is as difficult as studying English?

    Unluckily I’m
    a poor Italian guy and by a recent European survey,  Italians , amongst European countries, rank  in the last positions about the quality of their English…………

  46. Zhong Sun says:


  47. ThangS Mang says:

    you can help me english speak

  48. Egi Kurniawan says:

    I'm focus look your lips

  49. xuan yu says:


  50. Abderahman Raz says:

    hay i'm wach you r video i like you experience but wont know you smoll steeps

    sorry for my english

  51. Iliass Ahbib says:

    Thank you very much, but I want to know, how many years do i need to study English please?

  52. kashima 92 says:


  53. Best English Learning Methods says:

    `°¤,¸.•*´¯)☆:*´¨`**:.☆ Love the video. Good method of learning!!!

  54. SUETAITLENVSE [обманиум] says:

    здесь ты нарочито русско-народная

  55. Imam Bisnis Pembayaran says:

    i like your story..

  56. Imam Bisnis Pembayaran says:

    from indoneaia 😁 good way..

  57. Shinwari says:

    Thank you for the introduction. How to be fluent in speaking and how to be a good writer any tips ?? thanks

  58. M. Vieira says:

    Hello Antonia I am Marcos from Brazil and I liked very much, keep going making videos. Thanks and congratulation, God blesses you.

  59. Тимур Сафаров says:

    Where do you live and Where are you from the coolest girl 🙂

  60. Ahmed Yousef says:

    you are a good one _ God bless you

  61. sophorss phoun says:


  62. Akhil Rapaka says:

    Wow, you looks like a angel.
    Anyways thanks for sharing this video with us.

  63. sparkii chief says:

  64. Naun Monge says:

    I thought you were spanish like me

  65. Abdelkader Ters says:

    Hi Antonia, what about the basic accent to learn english, i agree that is English RP.

  66. Abdelkader Ters says:

    Hi Antonia, what about the basic accent to learn english, i agree that is English RP.

  67. Pooja Sharma says:

    My English language is very poor plzzzz give me. Any suggestion I want to learn English but its so hard

  68. shiv mahima pandey says:


  69. kartikeyoo7 says:

    Can someone tell me how to teach English to Russian any book you can suggest on PDF forms or YouTube channel. Someone need help

  70. Aleksey Alikin says:

    well done thanx

  71. mohammed abo baker althini says:

    Привет. Спасибо

  72. Client Clm says:

    Your father is a good teacher

  73. Sound System says:

    What a great lovely introduction , an experience. Im very impressed, so beautiful speech. Keep it up please, deswydanya

  74. ابو ريم محمد العراقي says:

    Wonderful girl , I thought you are an American girl .

  75. Daniel Ramos Carrillo says:

    You are the best!

  76. Gireesh Kumar says:

    Your sound is nice

  77. satyanarayan bharadwaj says:

    Very interesting Your adventure

  78. Sam Sd says:

    You are the best ever
    I like

  79. Paolo Memo says:

    You did a very hard, systematic, thorough, excellent job at learning English. Compliments both to you and to your uncommonly smart father!

  80. Sami Salheen says:

    Hi teacher Antonia I like all your videos teacher

  81. kutibah saadeh says:

    Nice,thanks so much.

  82. Harisnath NAN says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing your wonderful experience. I'll follow your advice. God bless you.

  83. kebaili kamel says:

    thank you so much

  84. Burhan Danaci says:

    You area so beautyful teacher

  85. Deepak Kumar says:

    Very very …very way to teach language..
    Thanks for video..

  86. ravi kumar p says:

    Thank you for Sharing u r experience mam:) I am watching u r videos ,it is very helpful me!

  87. محمد أحمد مصطفى says:

    Hi dear I am glad to see you again… That is useful for us thanks ….love you so much.

  88. محمد أحمد مصطفى says:

    Pls I need advice about pronunciation….

  89. Alberto Ramires says:

    What yuor name theacher thank you for yuor vídeo

  90. Santosh Tomar says:

    Mam i wanna merry you .

  91. stalone cobra says:

    Very good pronounce!

  92. Ahmad Husan says:

    Good 👍👍👍👍👍👍👌👌👌👌👌👌

  93. Adam Zakaria says:

    I love you Russian girl beautiful you are

  94. Maurilio Santana Filho says:

    I thoght you were an american and grew up in USA, but now, you reveled all the truth and I can see you studied very hard to get to the point to deceive everyone.
    Congratulations I like inteligent people.

  95. Mohamed Boujemaa says:

    Hello Antonia! That's nice of you and thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. My appreciate to you…

  96. musk4mars says:

    Very interesting story Antonia. Thank you. Can you recommend a source for us to watch Russian films?

  97. Rahat Jan says:

    U not learn u kill some one

  98. Rahat Jan says:

    u are my sweet teacher
    Conect me 0093700375243

  99. Time Of Exam Preparation says:

    Marvellous speaking English

  100. saleem murtaza says:


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