Too often, people who want to learn the language of people ask me how much time you can learn English. Of course, the question of the universal answer does not exist. First, the learning rate for all of us is different. Second, there it is important to remember the perseverance and motivation of the learner. Traditionally, to go to one step (eg, level Beginner to Elementary, Elementary level or at the level of Pre-Intermediate) otvodtitsya from 80 to 100 hours. With a frequency classes three times a week, a level can be overcome for 6-8 months. From my point of view, the expression 'learn English' sounds correctly.
In my opinion, correct to formulate the task of learning how to 'learn to communicate in English. " This, in turn, means to learn to express their thoughts in English, and understand what they talk. I am currently teaching English in the program SkypEn (www.skypen.ru). In my classroom as students begin to speak English on the right first lesson. Another thing is that on top of poor language material, but as you learn vocabulary and grammatical material, the student is able to freely express their thoughts, join in discussions, ask questions. Than longer a person is involved, the broader the range of issues and topics on which he can speak.
But do not think that passed 2-3 levels and the diploma that you have completed Pre-Intermediate, for this to stop and consider what language you learn. Learning English has become your way of life. Here I can cite an analogy with physical training. In order to be in the form you go to sprortzal or the pool, doing exercises or jogging in the morning. If you stop training, the result that you achieved during training, lost and all have to start all over again. The same thing happens when a person learns the language. Cost for some activities to cease, and all have to learn again. Unfortunately, it is not possible to learn English once and for all. It requires daily practice, vocabulary, recurring, grammatical structures. Even a small translated into lessons for the week throw you inimum a month ago. English classes should be given at least 30-60 minutes a day (in addition to tutoring and homework). Only in this case, you will ensure regular progress in the study. This may be not only, and not so much exercises in the textbook drillovye grammar as reading magazines, newspapers and books in English, watching movies, watching television and listening to the radio. Increasingly popular in Russia becomes a social network Facebook. For those who do not have enough practice to communicate with foreigners, it is hardly possible to come up with something better. Meet with people from English speaking countries, take part in discussions in the groups of interest. You understand that learning English is not only interesting but also entertaining. Good luck and success in learning English!