The verb procrastinate and all its many forms is one of my favorites. I would admit that this might be due to the fact that I’m so good at it! Aren’t we all, right? In the spirit of being more linear, direct, and organized, you need to stop delaying and start improving your English now.
A lot of people speak English. Millions of native and non-native English speakers have high levels of proficiency. Lots of others are understood. How can you increase your odds of effectively communicating? English is a very forgiving language, and most people know a few words and expressions. Regardless of your interest in living or traveling abroad, the reality is that approximately 339 million people speak English as a native language. (Lewis, 2016) Make the decision that you’re going to attain a level far above “getting by”.
Targeting Errors and Areas of Interest. Have you studied English for years, but still feel like there are things you “don’t get”? Have you stalled? Have you plateaued? Do you want to be corrected on your pronunciation or word choice in a constructive manner? Tired of focusing on topics that aren’t interesting or important to you? Focus on specific issues. Set incremental targets as part of a larger goal.
It’s not going away. You don’t like English. A mental block due to a bad learning experience or an emotional reaction to stressful situations could be the cause. For some, learning English is not the love of Shakespeare, Hollywood films or trips to New York. Instead, it is the reality of conference calls with English as the common language and a global economy. For many, learning English is the path to promotion and success in business. If English is not your passion, but a necessity, that’s OK. Call it what it is. Own it. Move on. Get better.
If you change nothing, nothing will change. If your English level is OK for you, do nothing. If you want to improve it, why not start now? One class a week could lead to multiple opportunities for you to apply what you’ve learned outside of class – at work, abroad, with friends.
Language Learning is a Process. Unfortunately, studies have shown that sleeping with an English language grammar book under your pillow does not lead to fluency. However, meaningful exposure and targeted practice can lead to the acquisition of new vocabulary, correct grammar and opportunities to make the language yours and authentic.
Start the process now with a free consultation. As the adage says, nothing ventured, nothing gained.