In my opinion, self-motivation and the need to learn English are the driving forces behind immersing oneself in the language-learning process. They are also necessary to maintain constant interest in the language and the desire to learn something new, and ultimately, they lead to successful learning the English language.
Let’s look at some basic factors that lead to success if you are learning English on your own.
Talk with Native Speakers
Of course, the best option for developing vocabulary and speaking skills is daily conversations, on different subjects, with native English speakers.
This is one of the most important factors for students of English to develop good speaking skills.
Unfortunately, however, communication with native English speakers cannot thoroughly cover all the aspects of learning English, especially grammar. Additionally, you do not always have the opportunity to do so.
So the first thing you should do is to acquire a basic knowledge of the language; learn what will be beneficial in real-life situations.
You don’t need to know English grammar perfectly. Learn the basics, and that will be enough for you to have general conversation, travel, and conduct business negotiations.
Devote All of Your Free Time to English
Studying on your own and practising the English language are indispensable factors that will greatly accelerate your successful mastering of the language. Spend no less than an hour a day studying English.
It is entirely possible to learn English on your own. The main thing is to know the basics of the language. A tutor can always help you with this.
You can develop your speaking skills and listening comprehension on your own.
Again, listen as much as you can, watch different videos in English, and read books, magazines, and blogs that you find interesting.
Don’t be afraid to try!
Prepare to speak confidently
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Don’t Give Up, Don’t Quit When You’re Only Halfway There
In my opinion, studying English with a tutor is necessary to reach a certain level of the language.
If you really want to learn all the different aspects of the language (including idioms, accents, etc.), you’ll have to do a lot of work on your own.
The important thing is to not give up when things start to become difficult.
Be patient and determined in working toward your goal. I always say to myself, “Once you start something, be sure to finish it.” It would be a shame to start studying English but then not have the patience and diligence to continue.
If you attend language classes but do nothing on your own or do not practice the language daily, you won’t make a lot of progress.
Remember, “nothing worth having comes easy.”
“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardour and diligence.” – Abigail Adams