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From Anglophobia to master of English Munawar Zama the head of an English-language training and personality development institute in India, has been helping under-privileged Indians to get life-changing opportunities…
From Anglophobia to master of English
Munawar Zama the head of an English-language training and personality development institute in India, has been helping under-privileged Indians to get life-changing opportunities…
In early 1985, a nine-year-old Muslim boy from a middle class family in Nalgonda, 100 kms from Hyderabad, sat glued to his transistor radio as Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin prepared to score his third consecutive century against a formidable English team.
English-language cricket commentary emanated from the radio for 15 minutes, followed by commentary in Hindi. Every time the commentary went into English, the boy – who couldn’t understand a word of it – became restless.
He impatiently waited for the Hindi commentary to hear how his hero Azharuddin was playing.
In those brief moments of excitement and restlessness, the Anglophobic boy made a decision: he must learn English.
In a posh New Delhi hotel in the August of 2013, the boy, Munawar Zama, now the CEO of an English-language training and personality development institute, was honored with the “Indian Youth Icon Award 2013” for his contributions to changing the lives of thousands of students across the country.
He has successfully trained not only students, but even blind teachers and habitual stammerers.
“I had this stammering problem since childhood,” recalls Ishwar Chand Singh, a 28-year-old MBA holder from Siwan, Bihar, who attended Zama’s 40-day personality-development workshop in Delhi.
“So many companies had denied me job interviews because of my stammering,” he recounts.
“I visited many doctors, but after attending [Zama’s] voice and accent training, I find a great improvement in myself,” an excited Singh tells Anadolu Agency.
After obtaining a degree in pharmacology, Zama was offered a government job as a pharmacist in a remote village, which he declined.
His teacher, Hammad Ahmad Alwi, who ran an institute called HOBZ, Institute of General English in an area of old city of hyderabad, Between Malakpet and Chanchalguda, convinced the young man’s family that Zama would have a bright future if he pursued a career in English.
Zama began his English teaching career at a free weekly workshop organized by Siasat Daily an urdu newspaper from Hyderabad, where hundreds of students would turn up each Sunday. Every week, the number of students rose.
He was soon introduced to Sirajuddin Quraishi, president of Delhi’s famous India Islamic Cultural Center (IICC). “Life completely changed after that,” Zama tells AA.
In 2008, Zama launched an annual 40-day “personality development workshop” organized by the IICC.
“Since 2008, at least 5000 people have been trained in our workshop, of which at least 60 percent are now working with multinational companies,” boasts Wadood Sajid, a veteran journalist and adviser to the IICC president.
Zama has also volunteered a 60-episode voice and accent training course for leading television channel Zee Salaam, for which he was awarded the Young Achievers Award in 2010.
In 2011, he bagged the Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award. The following year, he was awarded the World Human Rights Protection Association Award.
The life of Syed Kazim, a blind teacher from a Hyderabad slum, changed drastically after meeting Zama.
Kazim, who is a Hafiz, or memorizer of the Quran, sat on the floor of the Babul Uloom religious school as Zama taught young students the ABCs of English.
He listened attentively to every word, eventually mustering the courage to tell Zama that even he could learn English.
“The only English I knew was the alphabet,” Kazim told AA. “But deep down in my heart, I always wanted to learn the language.”
“Although it was for students, the training was a golden opportunity for me,” says a jubilant Kazim.
Two months later, Zama accompanied Kazim to a number of schools and workshops, where teachers were spellbound listening to the blind teacher.
On one such occasion, Kazim was granted a monthly pension of 1000 rupees (roughly $15) by a charitable trust. On another occasion, an anonymous donor made him a gift of 20,000 rupees (some $300).
Zama recalls when one of his students, a 25-year-old woman, was told she might soon lose her vision.
“I am praying to Allah so I can read Quran… Just give me sight to recite Quran,” the girl said at one of Zama’s training sessions.
A couple weeks later, Zama invited Kazim, the blind teacher, to deliver a speech at a training session that the girl was attending. Listening to the blind teacher brought tears to her eyes.
“I once asked Allah for sight to recite Quran. Now I have no objection if Allah makes me blind if He wishes. I can recite Quran, I can memorize Quran,” she tells AA enthusiastically.
“If a blind teacher from a slum can [learn English] within a span of two months, why can’t I?” she adds.
Zama believes that this kind of positive energy that he helps instill in his students makes them believe that they can do anything – regardless of their everyday problems.
“These kinds of things motivated me; I can do wonders through personality development workshops,” he tells AA proudly.
Zama has also trained children at Mukam, India’s largest orphanage, where orphans from across the country receive free education.
“Zama devised new means to teach and reach out to poor orphans, as none of them understood a word of English,” Haji Mon, a trustee of the orphanage, tells AA. “We have seen a major improvement in the children’s communication skills.”
Many believe Zama is helping the poor and underprivileged in a unique way, rather than by simply giving them handouts.
“It is a unique way of doing charity,” Dr. Rafique, an adviser to the Shadaan Group, which runs five medical colleges, tells AA.
“Zama has a God-given talent, which he is effectively utilizing in furthering the cause of lingual empowerment,” he adds. “In fact, Zama’s work is an act of economic empowerment as well.”
Singh, the stammerer, is a case in point.
It was at Zama’s training course in 2011 that he received a job offer from Hind Agro Industries Limited, India’s largest meat processing company.
“Zama and the IICC believed in me at a time when I was being rejected by the corporate world just because of my stammering,” recalls an emotional Singh.
Life Skills Development Videos – How to Be More Productive When Things Are Stressful & Tough At Work? Self Improvement Hacks
Life Skills Development Videos – How to Be More Productive When Things Are Stressful & Tough At Work? Self Improvement Hacks
Course Outlines: Communication Skills 2(2+1)
Module 1: Communication Process
Lesson 1. Concept, nature and significance of communication Process
Lesson 2. Types of communication
Lesson 3. Models of communication
Lesson 4. Verbal and non-verbal communication
Lesson 5. Barriers to communication
Module 2: Basic Communication Skills
Lesson 6. Introduction to communication skills: Oral presentation
Lesson 7. Reading, listening and note-taking skills
Lesson 8. Writing skills: Field diary and laboratory record
Module 3: Technical Skills for Effective Communication
Lesson 9. Technical and scientific writing/reporting
Lesson 10. Forms of scientific and technical writing
Lesson 11. Features and style of technical writing
Lesson 12. Mechanics of style: Abbreviations; Footnotes; Indexing and Bibliographic procedures
Lesson 13. Précis writing /Abstracting/Summarizing
Lesson 14. Curriculum Vitaé/Resumé writing
Module 4: Oral Communication and Organizational Skills
Lesson 15. Impromptu presentation and extempore
Lesson 16. Individual/group presentations; Group discussion
Lesson 17. Organizing seminar and conferences
Lesson 18. Public speaking
Module 5: Structural and Functional Grammar
Lesson 19. Sentence structure
Lesson 20. Modifiers, connecting words and verbals; Phrases and clauses
Lesson 21. Case: Subjective case; Possessive case; Objective case
Lesson 22. Correct usage of Nouns
Lesson 23. Correct usage of Pronouns and Antecedents
Lesson 24. Correct usage of Adjectives
Lesson 25. Correct usage of Adverbs
Lesson 26. Correct usage of Articles
Lesson 27. Agreement of Verb with the subject: Tense, Mood, Voice
Lesson 28. Effective Sentences
Lesson 29. Basic Sentence Faults
I like to offer you a practical solution, with a multi-faceted approach to acquiring English proficiency.
First and foremost, you need to have the right frame of mind or mindset in order to attain English proficiency, and ultimately mastery.
This is a harsh reality, by virtue of the fact that English is our global lingua franca today.
As a matter of fact, it’s the Language of the 21st Century!
Putting this mindset into tactical terms, this means that you have got to integrate your practising of English from multi-directional and multi-developmental angles into your everyday lifestyle.
Do not approach your practising from the standpoint of ESL or EFL.
[ESL=English as Second Language; EFL=English as Foreign Language].
ENGLISH IS A LIFE SKILL!
In other words, you must not confine your practising of English to the spending of prescribed hours you are studying or learning from a textbook in a classroom, within four walls of a school.
It is important for you to understand that English mastery also involves the acquisition of five critical skills sets:
as applied in your everyday activities, involving real-world communication with real people!
Like the five spokes of the wheel on the Honda motorbike held all together by the metal rim with the rubber tyre revolving around the hub, each of these areas need to be strong in order for the wheel to run smoothly on the road, where rubber meets the road, just as you need the five skill sets in order for you to attain English mastery.
By the way, to me, the hub analogically represents vocabulary building and generation.
Seek every opportunity in your daily activities to practising English, using a multi-fold approach, starting with baby steps:
– Reading an English story book regularly, or the daily English newspaper;
Better still, writing down or make running commentaries – by speaking aloud – about what you have learned from the story or the news;
In the case of news, expand your writing with your view of their implications, say politically, economically, technologically and/or social-demographically;
– Watching an English movie, first with subtitles and later without subtitles [you can always ‘Pause” and/or “Playback” to recap/review useful dialogues];
Better still, write down your impressions and/or feelings about the movie, say in the form of a movie review, which you can even post on IMDb – Movies, TV and Celebrities;
– Listening to pod-casts in English, or the English news broadcasts, like the ABC, BBC, and make running commentaries – again by speaking aloud – to yourself;
– Using your smartphone, fully loaded with “Learning English” applications, so that you can apply “just-in-time” learning or “learning-on-the-go” while commuting or waiting in queue;
– Striking up casual conversations with ordinary folks you meet in the streets or in the queue;
– Using Skype or other internet technology to converse with international friends who speak English;
– Writing to international English-speaking pen-pals;
– Calling up customer service of any MNC’s, and pretending to put forward your complaint, or enquiry about a new product or service, in English of course;
– Dropping by a large hotel reception, and pretending to check up the hotel for a forthcoming party of international friends, to seek opportunities to speak English;
Sneaky, but who cares!
– Finding one daily news article in your native language, and translating it into English to the best of your ability;
This is absolutely good practice to perfect your thinking and writing in English;
[Get hold of a friend who is a top dog in English so as to elicit candid feedback, or your friendly English teacher, if any;]
– Listening to, and singing in the shower with, English songs, as a means to practise your pronunciation;
– Watching YouTube video clips in English, and pausing in between to repeat what you have just heard; this is to practise your listening skills;
Better still, write down your impressions by consolidating and summarising the key ideas and salient points, to practise your writing;
You can also do shadowing practice!
– Grabbing any postcard or photo or picture at random, and proceeding to describe in detail, first orally (on to recorder of your smartphone), and later in written form, what’s in the picture:
whats the theme/what’s in the foreground/what’s in the background/what’s in the centre or middle/what’s on the right/what’s on the left/what’s at the top/what’s at the bottom/what at the top-right/top-left/bottom-right/bottom-left/what’s happening/is it inside or outside/who’s there/how’s the weather and/or timing; how do you know/compare and contrast/how do you feel/what do you like/what do you dislike/would you like to be in the postcard or photo or picture; why and why not?
– Once in a while, inviting your friendly English teacher or a buddy who is a top dog in English, over a cuppa or a simple quick meal, under the pretext of holding social conversations/intellectual interactions;
– Joining a local chapter of the international Toastmasters’ Club in your city, if any;
Frankly, I am just scratching the surface, and am sure you can think of more ideas.
Meanwhile, I like to recommend you to carry a pocket notebook with you at all times.
Whenever you are on the streets, pay attention to the bill-boards, bulletin boards, window or merchandising displays, wall posters in cine-plexes;
If you come across new or unknown words, jot them down in your pocket notebook for reviewing at home with the aid of a dictionary.
Then, use the famed flash card strategy to master these new words.
Make it a habit to learn at least ten new words a day.
In a year, you would have learned more than 3,500 words!
Look around you. Can you identify all the places or landmarks in English.
If not, jot them down for reviewing at home.
Likewise, in the supermarket, ask yourself: can you identify all the items on display, in English?
If not, you can start learning to read the labels.
Take note of casual conversations around you, especially interesting dialogue. Go home and review them.
Better still, do a simulated conversation on your own, aloud, and in front of a mirror.
You can record, recap and review, too, but more importantly, to reinforce.
You can use the famed 6W1H questioning toolkit often used by journalists to spur your questions and expand your thinking.
Then, grab a sheet of blank paper and start writing down your answers as you think.
In reality, all the foregoing tactical initiatives offer great opportunities – and wonderful practices – for you to read, think, write, listen and speak in English.
More importantly, they will help you to feel much more motivated!
As matter of fact, the world out there is full of possibilities and opportunities when it comes to mastering English verbal facility and conversational fluency.
It’s an invisible university!
Stay alert. Be creatively resourceful.
Follow up and follow through, consistently and massively, using and practising – the key is practice, practice, and practice! – your English in real communication with real people, as much as you can!
Meanwhile, you may want to read this interesting article, as I share the author’s sentiment about learning the language beyond the classroom, and fully integrating it into one’s everyday life activities:
یا اللہ دنیا سے جاتے وقت ہمارے زبان پہ کلمہ شہادت جاری ہو۔ الشھد ان لا الہ الا اللہ وحدہ لا شریک لہ واشھد ان محمد عبدہ ورسولہ
اللہ تمام مسلمانوں کو موت وقت رحمت کے فرشتے دکھائے اور آسانی کا معاملہ فرمائیں آمین
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3 Creative Ways to Master English Speaking
Wasting time in boring English speaking classes where you never get a chance to speak English? Spending all your days memorizing grammar rules and word lists? Working with an English tutor who only wants you to take notes and not have conversations?
It is time for you to free yourself from old, inefficient method of learning English. You can learn English speaking as an adult. Trust us. We have helped over 1 million students improve English speaking. You just need to use creative, scientific methods to to your English to the next level.
Here are 3 out of the box approaches to master English speaking fast.
Do something in English everyday. English Speaking is all about practice.
Have you heard of the saying practice makes perfect. This is specially true for things like learning English speaking, dancing, swimming or biking. You can only develop these skills through continuous practice.
Think of how you learn to ride a bike. Do you learn by memorizing parts of a bike or by watching videos of other bikers. No! You learn to ride a bike by actually riding a bike. The same concept applies to learning English speaking. You have to keep on doing things in English so that your brain gets used to thinking in English.
What are somethings you can do in English to improve English speaking skills?
- Watch online videos where English is spoken by native speakers. Focus on improving your listening, writing, vocabulary skills. Repeat what Native speakers are saying, the way they are saying.
- Listen to English audio books. There are a lot of free audio books you can listen to on YouTube
- Find a Native English Teacher and practice Speaking English over Skype
Don’t study Grammar till you are confident in speaking
English grammar is complicated. There are ton’s of rules and exceptions, and more exceptions to those exceptions!
If your goal is to pass exams such as TOEFL and IELTS study grammar. But if you want to improve English speaking fast and become an advanced communicator in English, don’t study grammar.
Let me explain this further. Grammar is all about rules and thinking too much of these rules will make you anxious and scared to speak. And without speaking, you can’t really be fluent in a language.
Think of how to learned your first language. Did you learn all the grammar rules before actually speaking? No! You need to do the same thing learning English speaking. Focus on fluency till you become confident. Then you can fine-tune your grammar.
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Conversation practice is more important than corrections
We recently talked to a group of students from Korea on how they learned English. What they told us was that most Korean English tutors would always speak to them in Korean and given them correction in Korean.How unproductive is this? How can you learn to speak English without actually speaking in English. Most English tutors are guilty of this.
If you want to truly improve English speaking pick a Native English teacher who acts more as a Conversation Partner. Someone who will pick a topic and have a conversation.
Most English learners are too shy to speak because they are worried of making mistakes. If your teacher is correcting you all the time, you will be scared to speak in English. The students are worried when they pronounce words if it’s correct or incorrect. They are afraid of making grammar mistakes.
Corrections are important but a teacher should not correct a student every time a mistake is made. Instead they should give corrections later, without interrupting the flow of the conversation. The more conversation practice you get, the better your English speaking will be