Struggling with English?
Learning English is not as hard as people may think. Of course its vocabulary, grammar and syntax are not easy and have their own difficulties as every language does. However, English is a language that is accessible in every corner of the world.
There are so many resources nowadays that can help you learn and improve your English, which makes it easy for someone with motivation and dedication to learn and improve fast. Of course, when it comes to learning a new language, there are always numerous challenges.
Ways to kickstart your learning journey
Consistency! Don’t study just once per week. It is more effective if you dedicate a small amount of your free time daily. You will be able to keep up with your progress and point out the area of weakness. However, you need to be realistic about the amount of time you can spend on learning and stick to that goal.
Reading! Books, online articles and newspapers in English should be on top of your list. Coming across English words, in their real context will help you understand their meaning and the way they are used.
Technology is your friend! Leverage the opportunities that it offers. Watch videos, listen to podcasts, download learning language apps like KnowbleReader. Don’t be afraid of taking advantage and accept what it has to offer. Technology will offer consistency, time saving and access to numerous resources, which otherwise you wouldn't be able to have. Personalise your courses. Thanks to technology you can always use tools and material according to your level of English and create your own lessons adapted to your needs and goals.
Practice, practice, practice! Use the English language as much as you can. Don’t be afraid or shy to talk in English whenever you have the opportunity. You can also try apps like Tandem where you connect with native speakers. Throughout the years this will also help you start thinking in English, which will make the learning process easier.
Study with material that is related to your personal interests! Unfortunately, studying will always be part of the whole learning process. However, you can make it more interesting and fun when the content of what you are studying and reading are related to your personal interests.
At the end, it is always hard to learn a new language, and it might take a lot of time to start improving. However, all it needs is will, dedication and motivation.
Do you believe that you have those assets? Find out here why we think is important to learn English and which are the benefits.
Don't wait anymore, let's do this!