Routine

“Routine is liberating, it makes you feel in control.”

― Carol Shields, The Republic of Love

Language learning is not something that can be picked up and put down if you want to make progress. You have to be using whatever English knowledge you have regularly. Whether it is reading tweets and watching Youtube or reading short stories and listening to audiobooks, if you are exposing yourself to the language frequently, you will improve quicker.

Routine doesn’t have to be negative and it doesn’t have to be boring. If the act of doing “something” becomes routine, then you will find yourself learning more.

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Mistakes

 

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. – John Powell

Learning a language needs more than staring at grammar tables and memorising lists of words in books. The most effective language learners are those who aren’t afraid to make mistakes.

In fact the fear of making mistakes often causes more communication problems than actual errors. Trust your gut feeling and leave your brain out of it!