One of the biggest frustrations that English learners have to deal with at some point during their learning discourse lies within the practical side of the Language, not knowing what to say when engaged in an English conversation, being afraid of talking not to look foolish when they make a mistake, and inevitably, they keep forgetting the words they learn. As an English teacher, I have been hearing these complaints for over 3 years. So I took this matter personally and did my research, I have found 3 simple things you can start doing today to greatly enhance the way you learn the English language.
1) Purposed - Having a purpose or aim; determined.
Understand your purpose, determine a specific study field, and go from there.
Without having a purpose to work for, you are lost like a drop in the ocean! it's essential that you sort out the topics of your interest, and determine your futuristic targets, in order to build a concrete idea about how you want your life to be like, think of the things you can start doing today, that will lead you to your desired future goals. Whether you're a student, employee, or even a business owner, improving your language must be aligned with what you're passionate about.
What to do?
~ Set a clear purpose on why you need to achieve professionalism in the world of English.
~ What would you do with a higher level of English if you had it? write down 10 things you would do and focus on the most interesting.
"There is nothing I so admire as purposefulness. I have enormous respect for people who know exactly what they are doing and where they are going. Such people are compact and integrated. They give an impression of invulnerability and balance, and I wish I were one of them."
― Louise Dickinson Rich
2) Imaginative - Learn to use your imagination.
Memory is a significant tool that is essential to our growth, but when you're learning a language, memory won't always be your best trick. There is a forgotten instrument that we often overlook, one important ability that you have to work on to develop, which is your imagination, because when you speak in your own native language, you don't translate the words you say from one language to another to describe something, however, this is exactly what you do when you speak a language you're newly learning.
Consider these the next time you're studying.
~ When you're learning a new English word, link it directly to an image in your mind rather than linking it with its meaning in your own Native language.
~ Don't think about the things you learn, IMAGINE them.
"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will."
--- George Bernard Shaw
3) Hard-working - Put that knowledge into work.
Now that you have got yourself initiated in the theoretical side, it's time to use that knowledge and turn it practical, this stage can't be reached without having known the field of interests that ignites your passionate creativity, because it's all about creating. If you're an outgoing, sociable, who often meets new people, then the application of knowledge should be focused on spoken English. contrarily, if you enjoy keeping yourself to yourself and most creative when alone, your creativity will manifest itself mostly in writing, so do that! whatever your orientations and tendencies are, you have to CREATE and do something with what you're learning.
"If knowledge is not put into practice, it does not benefit one."
― Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
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