How Can I Be Successful in Languages?
This is a question I am often asked. So now, I give you the answers!
First, you must have a particular mindset when you learn a language. Well, you must have a particular mindset when you are doing anything in fact. You see, every day I hear a phrase similar to this:
I’m sorry for my bad English!
Well, if you are going to start a conversation like that, of course you are going to feel negative and lacking in confidence!
So, you say this instead:
Hi! How are you doing? I’m learning to speak English right now, so please correct me! Thanks!
By saying this, you are showing people that you are motivated to improving your English and you do not have any issue about making mistakes. Instead you are totally comfortable about it.
So start doing this today and stop telling everyone your English is bad!
Next, you need to understand that you need to work hard to learn a language. In my opinion, people fail to realise just how challenging English can be sometimes due to its unlimited number of exceptions to various rules. Well, sometimes rules aren’t so important and that’s where people are getting lost. So what is the solution? Don’t learn rules, learn structures!
The idea is to learn phrases which you can use in your conversation. You can read a grammar book all day and understand exactly why we use the Present Perfect Continuous. However, that is useless if you cannot integrate it effectively.
So, try and find a way to use it by telling a story. Write a diary or a blog every day about what happened to you or what you see on a daily basis. This way you are practising phrases and structures easily.
Coming soon part 2 of this blog article.
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