I know all of what you said, but practice is another thing.
I am a graduating in the coming July, I was aware of the importance of English before I went to have my college education.So I originally wanted to try my best to study English well with the manner as you said.Unfortunately, it is difficlut to live up to the expectations. What is most hard is that talking with foreigner in terms of channel. There is no enough chances to communicate with foreidners. After all, not many foreigners around us. I had no choice but to study English in traditional manners,such as reciting words,exercise reading and listening,etc,which aim at passing English test Band 4 and Band 6. Now, I am looking for job. I want to be international trader which highly requests for English,especially oral English which is my biggest shortage.So I am so depressed.